Tuesday, December 01, 2009

More Pictures than Words...

Well, the last week has been a blast. Saw Becky after a month without her, performed at an awards show with Donald, where he WON!! Best Male Artist of the Year! Yes!
We hung out with some good friends and had some really good times.
(I know my words have surpassed the number of pictures I have, but whatever.)
(Also, I can't organize pictures in this blogger thing, so you're gonna get a bit of my week Momento style... haha)

So, the last thing we did: Played a great show in one of the oldest standing churches in Toronto with the Great Wooden Trio and Mike Janzen. Good night.

My new boots. So cool. So cheap. Nick told me not to buy any more shoes for the remainder of the trip. Fair enough...

Oh yeah... I was trying to be a rockstar before the show... Successful?

Us hanging out in our dressing room! We had our own showers and toilets! And we were only two doors down from Buffy Saint-Marie.

This is what I wore to the awards... there is actually a picture of my all dressed up on the red carpet a link on Pam's blog. Go check it out!

okay, so the first day we got there we went shopping at a mall, and since I had been up at 5 am that morning, I was much in need of a coffee. So we stopped at this cute little place!!

This was on our way to our hotel/my reunion with Becky picture! lol

So, this is on the plane from Calgary to Toronto. Just thought it was a cool picture... I love clouds.

And last, but actually first, waiting for my flight to leave in Calgary. (For those of you who don't know, I was in Saskatoon for a week previous to this, but WestJet has close to NO direct flights to Saskatoon from Winnipeg, so every time in or out of Saskatoon, I had to stop in Calgary first, which is only 1 hour and a 1/2 out of the way. Yeesh! So silly. Calgary was not in my travel plans for this trip, but I ended up going there twice! Crazy....)


These are just a few pictures of my week... And My sisters are soon to join Becky and myself to go down to NEW YORK in just a few days!! I will probably have to make a video of all those pictures... but Christmas might pose as a distraction, so no rush on that!

Happy first Day of December everyone!! Go and get your Christmas Tree!!!

cheers

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Saskatoon, the city of bridges...

Or so my father tells me...

Funny story: Kelsey grew up in Moose Jaw, SK , and as far as I know there is no river there. So, she was telling me when, as children they would come to Saskatoon to visit family, and she and her younger twin brother and sister were actually frightened of driving over bridges! haha.. This is funny to me because I grew up in Winnipeg with the Red River and there are plenty of bridges.

That was a GOOD story.

Here are the things we did this week!!

Had A LOTA lattes. haha

Here are some now!


Went to Mendel Art Gallery to see a John Henderson exhibition.
There was also a movie of short stories that we watched...


Here is the movie!

Kelsey trying to be Me. and I was not happy about it. Obviously.

Us cooking together. Mulligatawny Soup. Yum.

Two fish out of water, and weird ones at that.

We tried to be rockstars, but I was wearing sweat pants.

We were being silly.



That's just a little of what we did... we had fun!!!

Thanks for tuning in!!

caio!


Saturday, November 21, 2009

Saskatoon!!

So, I'm here in saskatoon with KELSEY!! MY SUPER BFF!

We are having fun, buying second hand clothing eating REALLy good food, and seeing a lot of cool things. I also went to work with her yesterday, and it was fun! She's a life guard and I like being around someone who could save my life when in need. Yes.

AND we are going to go to an art gallery tomorrow and hang out with great people this week! Our throats are raw from talking so much, and we haven't even skimmed the surface!! I love my friend Kelsey, I'm so happy to be here.

So, that is Saskatoon so far, and I'm really enjoying it! It's kind of like a week long sleep over/slumber party! But I am also looking forward to TO and NY coming up.

So lots of love to you all! And I miss you all!!

cheers

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

okay, okAY OKAY!!!!!

So, here it is,

Everything you want to know:

The house is good, we are working on it day by day, piece by piece, and it is slowly coming together. Really can't wait until it is finished... I really want to have an open house, but it's not done, so I feel weird inviting people to my "half-house". One day, one day.... I will have you all over!

I have been doing a lot of gigs with Don lately! This year, I've almost been across Canada with him and it has been busy and good! Edmonton, Calgary (not for music, but there), Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, Halifax, the Pas, and many other places. It's been amazing to see our great country and even more amazing to be able to spread the goodness of Dons music. And THEN the awards! So fun. I am so bummed out becuase I am usually a really good picture taker, but I was so distracted by bright lights and cameras that I actually forgot to take a picture of MY DRESS!!! I was quite mad at myself, so please, keep your frustrations to yourself. When I get home from my trip, I will dress up, make up hair and all, and take pictures of my dress and me.

Talking about my trip... SO, I'm leaving, early tomorrow actually, first to Saskatoon to see my very VERY good friend Kelsey. We haven't seen eachother for over a year so I'm SUPER excited to see her!!
So from there I fly to Toronto (this will my third trip there this year... crazzzzyy) And there I do another awards show with Don in Hamilton, which will be so FUN! THEN, my dear sisters Corrie and Pam, will fly into Toronto and we will all drive down to NEW YORK together!! Yay!! This is going to be the trip that will go down in history!!! I'm pretty excited. The only down side to this is being away from Nick for three weeks... this has been the theme of 2009. I always leave him and see the world... without him. It's sad. He has, however, started a new job recently, and he's really happy about it. So that should be good. I will miss him a lot.

THEN... I don't know what.. um Thanks to everyone for the comments. They made me feel special, even thoguht they were border line mean... I guess I'll just take what I can get... ha ha.

And Brandon was pretty fun, but I was REALLY tired... My friend Lisa was visiting from Halifax and she opened for us that night. She was so good! I'm glad she came out with us!

So I think that's it. I really will try to post some more.... I have a lot of things to talk about I guess. But I need to make sure people will trust reading my blog again.

Thanks everyone : )
Sometimes I think my life isn't really that intersting, but I know it is.

I'll post some pictures next time!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

My first post from our little home...

So... our house is finally liveable!

We moved in on Saturday, and it's a kind of excited, kind of overwhelming feeling... There is still a lot to do, and living in a project is both easy and difficult; we don't have to travel to work on the house, but there is still a lot to do before we can can come home to no work.
Nick and I are super happy to have our house as our home now, though our living habits will have to change once again; we can now put our travel kits aside and unpack for good! It is a great feeling, but it will take some getting used to.

I don't have any pictures yet of the latest finishing touches, but I will do a mini photo montage of the past couple of months leading up to our move in. It's been a long time, and it's strange to look around this place, remembering what it looked like (and smelled like) when we first did the walk through... Where I am sitting now, was where all that crap from the ceiling fell out when the took the drywall down... It actually moves me to tears, looking back at all the blood and sweat that was poured into our little house... I have been falling in love with it over the past couple of seasons, and it's amazing to think of all the memories we already have here for having moved in four days ago.. haha!

Now we can truly call it home, and it's a great little start for me and Nick. It's an accomplishement and a time in our life I will not easily forget. Thanks to everyone who helped. You have a special place in my heart! But it's not over, so don't be surprised if we call you for help!! Haha...

Pictures will come next week!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

the name of my blog should probably be changed to: It's Been a While...

I know... I'm terrible at keeping this thing going...

But instead of pictures of the house today, I have an experience to share.

I had to drive Nicholas to work this morning, and it was earlier than I normally get up, so I was a little tired. I dropped him off, then proceeded to reward myself with a "I got up early today" treat... Starbucks... (I know, sad hey?) haha....

Anyway, the Safeway on Fermor and St. Annes is always a great little stop on the way to GNF (I'm filling in for Pam this week), and I really like that nobody is at Safeway or the little internal Starbucks that early in the morning. I often go there. Anyway, I wasn't really in the best of moods, being tired and all, and the fact that it was warmer outside at 7:45am than it was in the grocery store... I was looking forward to my Grande Vanilla Soy Latte very much.

So, I stepped up to the counter and while another customer was being served, I looked down to see a piece of paper with drink orders written on it. I thought someone may have left their garbage behind, but then quickly realized all the drinks were written in different handwritting. So I studied the Starbucks worker behind the counter, and she was quietly going about her business. She was a little bit different looking, but really pretty and sweet too.

Anyway, when she did come to serve me, she just sweetly smiled and pushed the paper and a pen to write down my drink order, and it pretty much took me until then to realize that she was deaf. And as we communicated silently, she did her thing and I watched and waited. And I couldn't help but think, me being a person of many words, how nice it was just to smile and gesture to a stranger and share the silence together. I didn't really feel like talking anyway, and the fact that she was so sweet made it very easy to enjoy being around her.

I realize that maybe being her friend, or family would be a very different story, but as a girl serving coffee, it was by far the best experience at Starbucks that I've ever had. And I didn't even catch her name, but Starbucks girl, you will never guess that you made my day today!
Thank you.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Fun-day Monday on Wednesday!!

So Becky and I (about a week and a half ago) had a fun-day monday. Anyone can have them, but they have to be recorded and shared much like this one, or they don't count! HA! Just kidding.
But seriously, how would you know if we had fun if we didn't show you?

So here it is! Enjoy:


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Thursday, April 30, 2009

New Pictures of the house!

Thanks to all those who care enough to read this blog... sorry I'm not more bloggy...

Anyway, here is the latest (and I mean the latest) pictures of the house. Things are going well and we might be in in less than a month!! Yay!! (fingers crossed...)


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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Okay, faithful readers...

So the reason why I haven't updated my house pictures is because it's been pretty slow. We are starting to rebuild now and the house is starting to look more like, well, a house.
So here's a little picture collection to show where things are at.
Enjoy!

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Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy New Year!! And as I promised, more of the house...

Sorry it took so long, but here are the pictures from DEMOLITION DAY!!!

We had a lot of fun, and our house is getting closer and closer to being done! Though it doesn't look like it from this video...



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