Sunday, June 24, 2012

Water Rising

Well, we're ready just in case the water comes up, over the road, across the field and up the hill to our front lawn. Yeah. It's totally gonna happen. 


Notice the DRY road? 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Favourite Party Redux

I had a party! It was fun! I didn't take (m)any photos, but did take these two just because I wanted to blog them! On my invitation I asked my guests bring a favorite appy or dessert to share, which worked out perfectly because my sister-in-laws made mini cheesecakes and chocolate chip cookies (both things I LOVE!) and my friend brought mini pies from Starbucks which were also amazing (I think I like anything mini!), and two other friends brought the best chip dip I've ever tasted and a strawberry trifle that had somehow had cream cheese in it! I did both an appy and a dessert - chips & dip (hummus, salsa & an artichoke/asiago dip) and candy. Haha! I love candy!

I spotted this idea on pinterest:


...and made my own:
 

I was actually quite pleased that these turned out so well. Sometimes things you see on the internet are incredibly misleading!

And of course I have to show you what my favourite thing ended up being:


Hens & Chicks! I love these things. You can't kill them, and they are so low maintenance...my kind of plant. I picked these up at a local nursery and potted them into terra cotta pots that I painted with craft paint. 
I love = hens & chicks + turquoise + crafts. 

I've also been loving the favourite things that my friends brought. They include lip balm, hairspray, earrings, nail polish, body spray & yogurt! 

We had a great time, and you will too if you ever have a party like this! 

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Flood Watch 2012!

Well, it's June once again, and that means the mighty Fraser river is on the brink of flooding! (Sort of!) If you have seen any news stories, you might be wondering how we are faring down in our Glen Valley.

Tonight the water levels are supposed to reach the 2007 levels (incidentally, the weekend Dan & I got married there was a flood watch on!) and this weekend the levels are supposed to fluctuate based on the tides.

We aren't too concerned, but if you do think of it, we would appreciate your prayers for safety and peace of mind.

Here are some photos that I took this afternoon when I got home from work:


This is the entrance to the park that is just down from our house. That ditch is maybe 4' deep.


So....I may have crossed the Do Not Cross line...Water water everywhere!


Flooded park path.


Park entrance again.

Hope we stay dry! (I think we will!)

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Bright Spot

Sometimes, work can kind of suck. (Thank the Good Lord it doesn't always!) Wouldn't you know it,  just this week, when I was getting frustrated and started complaining* about work, my boss walked in with these, a bottle of wine and a Moxie's gift card!


Sometimes, work can still suck but it sucks less because you get some sweet little perks.
 (See also: paycheque & benefits). 


Made my day.

* I don't complain about work on this blog. Because I'm not an idiot. Dan receives all complaints and then commiserates with me!