Sep 13 2010

day 50! {it’s been a year}

A year ago today, Dave and I had just moved into the house that we live in now.  After renovating for about a month we were glad to move in (especially after we had not been on our own in over a year due to YWAM and travelling, etc.) The day after we moved in, I was up early to go shoot my first wedding.  It was definitely a big week for us.

For some reason, it surprises me that we are still living here.  I don’t know that it’s because before we lived here we were so transient for almost a year, or if it’s because I fully expected the farm to sell shortly after we moved in.  At Christmas I thought to myself, “This place is a nice place to have our Christmas with the family, but I’m sure we won’t be here next year.”  Well, Christmas is a few months away and we’re still here!

Over the summer, my mindset with the garden was “Oh, isn’t it nice to have so much space to grow a garden…too bad we won’t be able to do this next year.” I still seem to expect us to be in a different house by next year…I’m not sure why.

I suppose I will just enjoy it while it lasts.  Above are pictures that I took with my iPhone while we were renovating.  I wished I had taken some with my real camera, but oh well…
Below are pictures I took this spring of the finished product.  There are a few things that have changed since then (but I didn’t have a wide angle right now to do new photos)

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Jun 22 2007

Victoria, afternoon tea, and The Little Mermaid

So this past weekend Dave and I went to Victoria for the weekend to celebrate our 2nd anniversary. It’s pretty crazy that it’s been two years already. It was a pretty sweet trip. We went to the Titanic exhibit, Craigderoch Castle, and then had afternoon tea at the Empress. That was quite lovely.

I also found two vintage shops which were very exciting; one was called “Patch” and the other was “Flavor” I wish they weren’t so far away, because I pretty much decided that all my clothes have to come from there. Oh well…I guess I’ll just have to search a little closer to home for exciting clothes…

It was good times though. We stayed at the Strathcona Hotel, which is a major party hotel, but it was cheap. On Saturday night we were awoken at about 1:30am by a swarm of drunk girls in the hallway banging on some guys door. Apparently he had gone in there with a girl that they thought was ugly, so by banging on the door and screaming, they thought that it would fix the situation. Oh, drunk people are funny.

Since the weekend though, we’ve decided that we are going to start a tradition of having afternoon tea when we come home from work. I like the idea a lot. So we’ve been coming home, having tea and scones, and then a very light supper late. It’s amazing. Anyone who doesn’t have afternoon tea, should.

I also bought “The Little Mermaid” album from iTunes the other day. Oh, what happy memories it brings back.