Monday, July 20, 2009

It's A Real Shame We're So Far Away.....

You might think that not much happens in the town I grew up in. After all, there are only about 800 people there. But after living in this thriving metropolis of 400 for the last 2.5 years, I appreciate the shenanigans of my home town, which is practically a city compared to this place.

Here's a summary of the conversation between my Dad and his back-lane neighbour this weekend:

(Dad & Neighbour, standing in Neighbour's driveway.)
Neighbour: You guys get a cat over at your place?
Dad: No! Why the hell would we get a $%@# cat? What would we do with a *$!@ cat?!?
Neighbour: Well, something's been crawling around your yard all afternoon and just went under your step.
Dad: Really? Let's go see what it is!
(Dad & Neighbour both try to peek under stairs from various angles.)
Dad: I can't see a damn thing. I'll go get a stick and scare him out!
Neighbour (lying on lawn, eyes peeled on mysterious visitor under the stairs): OK
Dad (poking furiously with stick): Do you see it?
Neighbour: Yep!
Dad: What's it doing?
Neighbour: Getting ready to spray you!
(mystery guest under stairs runs out, solves big "what IS that?" mystery by spraying Dad.)

Good old G.P., skunks and all. Can't wait to visit for August long weekend!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Happy Birthday, Little Lady!

This weekend we celebrated Talia's first birthday. I can't believe it's already been a year since we met that serious little newborn. Talia has gone from this:

to this:

in just one short year! Amazing! We have further celebrated Talia turning 1 by wearing pjs without feeties, ending nursing, and throwing away all the soothers. This morning for about 15 minutes, I'm pretty sure Talia thought being 1 was for the birds. But she has bounced back like a champ!

I don't know where the time has gone. I'll be going back to work half-time in 3 weeks and am so sad that my best friend summer with my little friend is quickly coming to an end! But before we know it, we'll be into our new routine and it will all be fine, I'm sure.

Here are some pics of the party, for those of you not on Facebook - Donni, I'm talkin' to you.

Special thanks to all you rule breakers who ignored my request that your presence be your gift, especially Auntie Donni who came all the way from Regina for the big party!
Happy Birthday, baby girl! xoxoxo

Monday, July 6, 2009

We Heart Summer

Summer is finally here, and we are in full-summer-swing. Our blogging has suffered, as we've been living outdoors, in the real live world, with real live people. (It's nice out there!)

We're rockin' our summer projects - the new deck is finished, Talia is proving to be quite a little fish, the introduction of ice cream was the best day ever, our garden is coming along nicely (25 hills of potatoes and counting, yo!) and Rainer is working non-stop to get our yard tip-top for this weekend's festivities. What's going on this weekend, you ask? Our little lady is turning 1!!! If you're looking for a pool party to attend this Saturday and will be in the area, send me an email and I'll send you the details.