Sunday, February 28, 2010


I am buried in paperwork and receipts sorting. It's tax time and I make a promise every year to be more organized during the year so I don't end up with loads of work to do.. but here I am.. so I promise once thats done I will be back with more interesting things to say... I have so many pictures to share. I hope once I am done and have passed this on to my accountant we see many happy returns :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


that's how I feel these days... jaded, misunderstood and generally not my happy self. i am not a fan of blaming things on pregnancy so it's hard for me to understand what's happening here... i am tired all of the time and just generally feel like staying home in my pj's all day. this describes it perfectly and sadly.

When you try your best but you don't succeed
When you get what you want but not what you need
When you feel so tired but you can't sleep
Stuck in reverse.

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can't replace
When you love someone but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above earth or down below
When you're too in love to let it go
But if you never try you'll never know
Just what you're worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream, down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face and I...

Tears stream, down your face
I promise you I will learn from my mistakes
Tears stream down your face and I...

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

living in a dream

Well here is the house tour in progress. I have not included pics of the basement yet and with many diy projects on the go we will update as we go.But for now welcome to our dream house.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

the perfect chair

This is the one I want. Baby J and I will spend lots of time in this chair. I sat in it last time I was at Ikea and should have bought it then.. In the states its $99...
It's perfect. I guess an Ikea order is in our future and while I'm at it I will also add this; perfect for holding my water, a book, a dim lamp and a clock.

And in honor of my 500th post this weekend. I will be presenting our house tour!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

baby boy J

He was not an E baby. When we told the boys they were getting a brother I am not sure they got it. They were pretty convinced they wanted a skidsteer. I tried to convince them there would be no machinery coming out that way... we explained that we would have a boy and not a sister. I asked them what we should name the baby. They said girl.. so I am not sure they get it.
We love him though. They are watching my belly grow and I think it's making more sense to them.
I enjoyed shopping for baby J's nursery this weekend in Fargo. I think it's even more special to me because this will be my first nursery. We lived in a teeny tiny house when the boys were born and they had a crib in our room so I never got to decorate a room for them. So I am not missing anything this time. First step it to build a wall and get Baby J his proper room. We have a landing at the top of the stairs that opens up into
a big empty open space with a beautiful East facing Window with a view of the backyard. It's going to be the perfect nursery. We plan to put in french doors just to keep the space open. I will put cute curtains on the inside for privacy when needed.
I have settled on grey, orange, brown and teal blue... I will do a picture post of my purchases and document the progress of his room.
We have a bunch of project going on right now. We made a reading nook complete with pallet beds upstairs and need a few things to complete the project. We also have an upholstered headboard on the go. I need some motivation to complete all the projects I start.
Off to bed. I'll be back this week with more... and yes a house tour post is in the works.
For now this is the inspiration for Baby J's room.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

memory lane

what a fabulous weekend! it really was just like walking down what I would imagine memory lane to look like. with cherry blossom trees, blue skies and warm sunshine!
Here is a quick look at the weekend in photos. I am hoping to have more photos soon... these were all I took. Too much fun!

This is where my trip started, at the Vancouver airport with a coffee, scone and a great book. I enjoyed sitting and watching the world meet. The Olympic hype at the airport was fun. It felt fresh. We enjoyed watching Team Korea come in and I saw more snowboards and skiis then raindrops this weekend.

We enjoyed the Olympic hype downtown as well. As Dave pointed out yes I know it's a snowboard and I am not surfing.
And then there were these girls... Oh my lovely friends. It was amazing. I mean after all these years you see each other and it's like wow I know you! We quickly picked up where we left off. There were so many moments I wanted to pinch myself and so many times I just looked around amazed with this group of women.
We toured around to places we all loved. This next picture was taken in front of where we used to work. It has now become a hole. It was surreal and so glad I could share that moment with these ones.

Hard to believe 13th and Commercial turned into this.

We stayed in the most amazing studio apartment. It was the perfect spot with this view from the patio. I spent a couple early mornings sitting out there watching the sun rise. I do feel refreshed.
I also learned that there is no place like home.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010


this is what i am hoping for. refreshment in all aspects of life. heading out to vancouver for a girls weekend.. what feels like once in a lifetime. two handfuls of friends from all over north america meeting up in vancouver. it feels like a dream. i can't wait to be sipping coffee here in a couple days. can't wait to share my trip with you when i get back.