Today was kinda boring. I went to work, then came home and did some laundry. Mark had the day off, so he kinda hung around the house watching TV and playing DS. Here he is playing Lego Harry Potter.
Monday, December 27, 2010
I got off work early today and Mark's phone was dead, so I couldn't get ahold of him to ask him to come pick me up. So I walked home. It took about 1.5 hours, but the weather was great. I actually got quite warm from the waist up because I was wearing a sweater under my coat. My legs were cold, though as they had only one layer of fabric. When I got home, I had a hot shower right away.
I took this picture while walking down Winnipeg St.
Sunday, December 26, 2010
Christmas this year was a little weird. Mark had to work 2-10pm on the 24th, 25th, and 26th. We opened presents Christmas morning then he missed the turkey dinner. :(
Here's Mark's cousin Dwayne who also came over for the morning.
And this is me and our niece Brandy at the Christmas service at Soul's Harbour Rescue Mission (where Mark works).
Thursday, December 23, 2010
The past few days have been hectic. I finished my training at Staples call centre, and we finished our Christmas shopping. On Wednesday night, we had a Christmas party for my neice Krystal who will be spending Christmas in Winnipeg with her in laws. We exchanged gifts with her and her kids that night.
I bought this tree at Dollarama and put it on my desk at work. I only moved to the desk on Wednesday, so I haven't had time to really make it my own yet, but I had to do something Christmasy.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
For Saturday supper, I made perogies fried with onions and topped with sour cream and salsa with bacon on the side. It was delicious.
On Sunday, we hung out with family after church, then went Christmas shopping. Here's Mark with Gracie. She wouldn't sit still.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
I started a new job and I've been so busy and tired that I've forgotten to update the blog for the past few days. So here's some pictures of what I was doing those days.
This is my training classroom at the Staples call centre. I started on Monday, and I'll be in training for about a week and a half.
This is the lunchroom. Those are microwaves along the wall. There's a lot of microwaves.
On Friday night, I went to Gateway church with MIL, FIL, and my neice and nephew for a Christmas celebration. This is the horse that pulled the wagon we took a ride in.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Regina Apostolic Church Christmas Banquet
Our church had their Christmas banquet tonight. The food was great (catered by Charlotte's Catering), and someone had decorated the gym very nicely.
Here's a picture of the ceiling:
And our table centrepiece:
Saturday, December 11, 2010
This is our other Christmas decoration. I'm really bad this year. Usually, I've got lights and stuff all over, but moving across the country 2 months ago really used up my energy. This guy's sitting on top of the tv. Mark's mom gave him to us too.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Tonight I went to the Provincial Legislature Buildings with my SIL and BIL and their kids to watch the Christmas lights come on. Jeremy and Gracie loved the face painting and free cookies. It was hard for me to pick just one picture to put up here. I finally settled on this view of the front of the capitol building.
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We went to Applebees for dinner tonight. I had the asiago chicken, and Mark had a trio sampler with riblets, shrimp, and a really yummy wrap. After dinner, we saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1. I wanted to take a picture of the poster in the theatre, but they wouldn't let me since it's copyrighted.
Monday, November 29, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Yesterday we surprised Mark's Aunty Anna with a birthday party. It was awesome.
I took this picture of Mark's mom Judy and Uncle Les preparing in the kitchen. It is very traditional for Mark's mom and aunts and uncles to be in the kitchen preparing for any event.
Friday, November 26, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
So, it's -20C here today (that's -4F for the Americans), and I had to stand outside for at least 20 minutes waiting for the bus after work. Thank God we get our car today! I don't want to do this again tomorrow. I don't mind the cold so much if I don't have to stand outside in it. It got down to -40 sometimes in BC, and I lived through it. Maybe I'm also getting old. I've heard your cold tolerance goes down when you age.