Posted in Gaming, Life + Living

Happy August!

This month, Jeff and I moved to a new apartment.  The last couple weeks of July were spent finalizing the boxes and cleaning up the domicile we had been occupying for the past year.  It was no small feat!  In between all of that, my brother and his girlfriend moved to their new apartment and my mom got the notice that she has to move, too.

Megan, Jeff, and a cameo by StuffSo, yeah. July was an absolute BLUR!

When it was mine and Jeff’s turn to move, we had to hire movers because our friends and family were all either at work or out of the country (drat!)  We hired “Right Choice” movers and it seemed like the best idea at the time. Two guys came out with their truck and we set to work hauling all of the big stuff.  We had to prioritize the heavy stuff so that we had help with it, but all in all it took seventeen hours from the first box to the last box.

Other things that happened in July:

5f9350c4-3406-4153-977f-fffe10c1ebb9wallpaperJeff bought me a Super Nintendo Entertainment System and a few games to go with them… I’m THISCLOSE to beating Act Raiser 🙂  Happy Birthday to me…

My phone took a dive while helping mom get ready to move and the screen shattered.  I’m such a social media addict, though, that I still used it for the 4 days it took to get a replacement… what’s a little glass dust?  I still managed to stay pretty steady on my photo tracker

My brother had his first gig with his band!! He plays in a ZZ Top cover band called CC Top (they also do Credence Clearwater Revival) and they played at a local bar for a good sized bar audience.  The pic (upper right corner) is of our mom and Steph starting the dance floor 🙂

Also of note, I found a great place to host my sister’s wedding shower (2 weeks!), I walked a 5k with a good friend (1st one of the year), and we got our library set up.  Life is certainly good and we’re counting our blessings.

Next up for us in this crazy year is helping mom move, going back to school for Fall Semester, Christmas in Canada, etc.  We’re looking at all the requirements to do our immigration paperwork, and it’s staggering.  I wanted to get it submitted within the next week, but last night I was sitting on our patio reading the fine print and realized that if he leaves the country while the application is pending (even for just a short time), they’ll consider the application abandoned and he could be banned from coming back 😦  Why does everything have to be so complicated?  As if that wasn’t bad enough, there’s this hilarious joke at the end of the paperwork… It’s called the “paperwork reduction act” where they estimate the amount of time to be about 6 hours per application and if it takes longer than that, you’re supposed to report it.  But the thing is, the instructions were around 8 pages long just telling you how to do one form, but in the instructions it says you have to do every other form too!  I haven’t looked up the instructions for those yet, but I added 4 forms to the list that I didn’t have before… I’m just hoping the fees don’t add up as fast as the form numbers…

175501_10151286905097112_2013714323_oWorth it.

Posted in Wedding Planning

I’m back!

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I had a great time in the wild blue yonder (aka Canada).  The Mister and I drove up there on Thursday and arrived just in time for pizza.  We were greeted in the driveway by Auntie Janet… It was just too funny the way she was just sitting there so I rolled down the window, shouted a warning “Flattering photo time!” and snapped the pic:

601842_10151692986597112_413259507_nThe shame is that when we were just over 120 miles from our destination, we realized that we completely forgot all of the party decorations for the Canada reception. D’oh!

d'oh

 

On Friday, we ran around spending time and money replacing the forgotten items and picking up the rest of the supplies.  We were so spend-happy, in fact, that my bank got all uppity on my behalf and locked down my credit card right as we were checking out at the liquor store.  Yeah, that $220 bill is just gonna have to wait until I call my bank and verify a list the length of my arm to prove that I am who I say I am.

“Can I tell you about our products and promotions that might help you?”
“No, I’d like to get back to buying the liquor for our WEDDING RECEPTION! kthx.”

The fun thing about having a 2nd party is that you can still be a bridezilla after the wedding 😉  Future brides make note.  Hehe..

971601_10151692987262112_1504790924_nFriday was also the day that the tents, tables, chairs, and portable washrooms were delivered.  Whee!! The shirtless dude seriously needs someone to show him how to swing a sledge, though.  He was reducing all of the momentum just before he made contact with the spike–probably because he was afraid of hitting himself.  Anyway, he did all the work with his own body instead of letting the hammer do the job.  Silly kid. *shakes head*

Once the tent was up, we set to work doing all of the decorating.  Omigosh, hahaha!  Jeff and I had the hardest time getting the paper poofs and the lanterns to stay on the fishing line.  He kept saying “This idea is good on paper..but..it’s just not working.”  We must’ve used a quarter roll of tape trying to get the stupid things to stay put.

978054_10151694569667112_1664385180_oIt eventually worked out, though.

The rest of the night, we hung out and just kept crossing our fingers that there wouldn’t be rain.  Don’t rain, don’t rain, don’t rain… What we didn’t count on, though, was Mother Nature’s counter-offer: WIND!  AUGH!  We had finally gotten the decorations to stay put, but when we went out on Saturday, the wind had made shambles of our efforts, lol.  We decided it just wasn’t meant to be “perfect” but that it would be good enough the way it was.  No one would even know we didn’t mean for it to be the way it was =P Pssh.

d8b11ecc-c346-4b47-b782-393f85046818wallpaperIt was a ton of fun to just hang out with extended family and friends from Jeff’s side of the family.  We couldn’t have asked for a better day.  I think one of the funnest details was the candy buffet that our friends Anne and Errol gifted to us:

6457_10151694571352112_1449413388_nIt was Mario-Themed and everything!

1001852_10151694570967112_1686601165_nWe couldn’t believe it.  The guests all loved it, too!  If you’re in the Winnipeg area, I highly suggest that you check out http://www.landonssweets.com

On Sunday, we took a (much-needed) day of rest.  I think I was still in and out of sleep until at least 3pm @_@;

Today we made the long trek home and we’re happy to be here 🙂