Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween to everybody!! I hope everyone had an awesome and spooky halloween. My weekend was good!!! Saturday I got my hair done, back to being naturally brunette. I like it!! No more blonde or red!! Now I'm ready for our engagement photos. Jared also got his hair done, he got a "faux" mohawk. He was David Beckham for Halloween, he looked so hot!! That's my honey!! We carved some jack o'lanterns Saturday afternoon, we're going to light them tonight, I'm SO excited!! I'm going to take some pictures tonight!!

Sunday was pretty laid back. I went to the Scrapbook store, love going there. Everytime I go there they have all this new stuff, so much to see. I can easily spend hours there just looking at everything. And me I always have to touch everything and really study everything. My mom and sister always bug me, I'm like that also everytime I go to the craft store. Well, you have to take eveything in and there's no rush. So, I spent a good while at the scrapbook store "studying" everything. The girls that work there are so nice, and always very helpful. They're having a big sale this week so I will have to go and check it out. I spent the rest of the afternoon scrappin' got tons done.

Then my sister and her boyfriends came over for dinner. We had Mexican food, my mom makes the BEST mexican food; we had enchilidas, beans, rice, guacamole and ensalada de nopales. Which are really good, it's cactus salad. Now I know it doesn't sound that great but you have to try it first. So good!! Then we had some fun with Halloween costumes. My sister had a clown wig and my dad and Casey my sister's boyfriend put on little Dutch girl hats!! They looked so cute!!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

A bit about...Mrs Magoo

I finally finished this layout, it has been sitting on my desk for a week, I was being very picky about how to do it. Was driving me crazy. I finally just left it alone and then came back to it, and finished it. Happy with how it finally turned out. Check it out on two peas.

I'm just looking at the time, it flew by. I have to start getting ready for work soon and I had so many things I wanted to; some school work, more scrappin, some cardmaking. Ugh!! I guess I'll have to do it later. And the weeekend is coming up, can do tons of stuff then too.

I got to talk to April on Messenger last night. So, happy totally made my day. Finally gettin' to talk to her was fun. A very cool chick. Hopefully you slept okay, sorry about keeping you up. Looking forward to our next chat!!

Hoping everyone has a happy thursday!!

Monday, October 24, 2005

Good Weekend, Back to Work Too, YAY!!

So, I'm back to work today YAY!! I'm so happy the teachers voted on a proposal and 77% said yes, so that means there is school today, which means we are allowed to get back into the school. It's been two weeks, of this illegal stirke. So glad it's over. I'm just going to be happy to see the children and my co-workers. And this Friday we're supposed to have our Halloween party. We have so much to catch up on. No worries.

I had a really goo weekend too. Saturday I had a Stampin'Up party. It was tons of fun. We made a bunch of cards and just chatted with all the girls. Had all my friends over. My boss came, she's totally not like my boss, but she is. Really cool girl and we get along really well. We've known each other for a long time too. But she really likes all the "crafty" stuff I make so, she came to the stamping party and made a Christmas card, so she's orderd some stuff to make her own Christmas cards. I've gotten her hooked too. And I finally got a picture with my friend Shannon and my ring. I've been bugging her, she wanted to be presentable. Sunday I spent the day with my sister Olga, we went to the mall and had soem coffee in Steveston. Tons of fun!! We get along really well. I'm really going to miss her when I move out. But I'm sure we'll manage. Didn't get to see Jared that much this weekend, he had soccer and work on Monday. Then yesterday there was football and he was really tired from playing Poker until 8am. Crazy guy, at least he won some money. Love him.

Tonight Jared and I are going to go and meet the reverend who's going to marry us for coffee. Kinda of curious to meet him and what he will have to say. I guess I'll have to wait unitl tonight. Wish us luck!!!

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Feelin' Good

I am definetly feelin' good, I had a very good day. I woke up to seeing the page that April made for me, and I love it. She just did such an awesome job, lovin' the flowers. So, happy that we did the swap. She's just such an awesome girl, I know we're still just getting to each other, but I like her she ROCKS. THANKS AGAIN APRIL!! Still no work which kind of sucks, but we are doing a bunch of field trips with the children to let the parents know that we care and we're still trying to do everything we can despite the strike. Tomorrow we are going to the pumpkin patch, so excited it's one of the most fun field trips we do during the year. Even I still enjoy it. Then, Friday we're going to have a music class at our music teachers house. And yesterday we went to Go Bananas which is an indoor playground and the children just played, even me. It was fun, I hope we get to go into our school soon, because I'm starting to realize how much I miss seeing the children everyday. They're saying hopefully Monday, we'll see. I've also been feeling very creative, doing tons of scrapbooking, finished the effer dare #12, I just love hoe it turned out. The swirls are tons of fun!! My sister was a little upset that I posted it on two peas, I think it's more embarassment of the pics, but she looks cute, I think. Besides it's my art, right? Today I got to spend the whole day with Jared, which doesn't happen too often. But it was good, did a bunch of wedding stuff. And we figured out a guest list for the engagement party. Jared's parents are throwing us an engagement party, we have 98 people. It's a-lot, but quite a few fro out of town, and it'll be on December 10, so well see if everybody can make it, hopefully they'll be some who have an office Christmas party or something, I'm so awful. Tomorrow we're gonna call around some caterers. Tonight I'm gonna do some more scrappin...YAY!!

Monday, October 17, 2005

Get Swanky!!

Well I finished April's scrap page, I love how it turned out and I hope she likes it too. I can't wait for her to see it. This swap has been so much fun so cool, I can't wait to do another one. My weekend was okay, the car didn't want to start again yesterday, which kind of sucks. My dad thinks it's because theirs moisture getting into the car,'cause on Saturday the car perfectly fine. He said he's going to try and do something. So, I went to Steveston with my sister and found this cute journal of Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's, I had to buy. I lover her and her movies, still don't know what I'm going to use it for, probably for scrappin notes, we'll see...

Friday, October 14, 2005

Got to work today...

Well I must say I know it's only been a week since the strike started but it was sure nice to see the children from my school and my co-workers. I really missed everybody. My co-workers and I met early for lunch and Starbucks, YUMMY!! Had sushi!! We got to catch up and see what we are going to do if the strike goes on any longer. Get to go to the pumpkin patch on Wed. One good thing I don't have to worry about money, I'll still be getting a paycheck. That's a relief. Get to see Jared tomorrow and I'm going to get April's printed so I can scrap her for the our swap, I already have some ideas swirling around in my mind.YAY!!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Got the Wedding Locations!!

Well, I first off must say that I am definelty feeling better, compared to yesterday and it kind of hit me more last night. And I haven't seen him since the weekend so, that makes it hard but I will get to see him tomorrow. But, after talking to Jared on the phone, he sure knows how to make me feel better. Things are okay. The teachers are still on strike, they vote tomorrow, but I do get to go to work on Friday, for like two hours but that's okay, I'm happy. It will be good to see my co-workers and the children. But this morning I booked the heritage farmhouse for our wedding ceremony. We got it. So, in almost 9months, AHHHH so much to do, I will be marrying the love of my life. YAY!! The old farmhouse is really pretty and well be married in the gazebo and then get our pictures taken in the garden and around the old farmhouse. Now, the in photos, it doesn't look really nice, but wait til the summer with the flowers it will be gorgeous. Then, the reception will be at the Scottish Cultural Centre, it looks small but it's actually really big inside. We are able to fit 175people inside. And the bar, the bathrooms and the kitchen is all outside of the hall, which is good. I'll try to get more pictures later. Things are definetly moving along, July 15th will be here before we know it. All I'm looking forward to is officially becoming Mrs. Magoo :)

Tuesday, October 11, 2005


I just need to much going on right now. First the public school teachers in my province decided to go on strike, on Friday because they want more money, smaller classes and they need a new contract. Apparently they haven't had a contract in more than two years. So, unfortunately this is not supposed to affect my school because we are private, but my school is inside the public school so we are not allowed too cross the picket lines, it might 'cause problems and we need to support the teachers. Besides that the school is completely closed, no one is allowed in. UGH!!! Besides us there is also a daycare inside the school, so, they are affected too. And they were supposed to have talks today the teachers union and the government, but nothing no one is talking. So, tomorrow also there is no school. I'm so hoping that they resolve things, I need to make some money have to save for the wedding and of course the car, which the mechanic cannot find anything wrong with it, it's completly behaving. So, he has it one more day to see if he can figure it out. Thankgoodness I will have a little bit of money coming in, with tutoring which now with the strike parents are desperate for. And it will be cash, which is good. Already feeling a little better, letting it all out...

Mixed Emotions

What a day and night. Good things and bad things. First I'll start with the good, I'm going to do a swap with April, YAY!! I'm so excited!! My first ever swap, cannot wait to start. My mom's friend has said yes, to making Jared and I wedding cake, so excited, another thing to cross of my list. Her name is Luisa and she's like a chef extraordinaire, she also bakes the best cakes. All I know is that I want the cake to be chocolate, but other than that, that's all I know. Okay, now bad. Jared called me at 1am this morning from work telling me that the car won't start. That he has tried many times to start and that it won't so, of course I'm such a worry wart. So, I called him half an hour later to see if he had gotten the car started but no, he ended up taking a cab. I feel so bad, the car is supposed to at up on me 'cause at least I can call BCAA, for some help. So, I didn't really sleep too much, woke up on and off and finally got up at 7am so I could catch a ride with my dad, to the restaurant where Jared works. Got there my dad tried and nothing, so I phoned BCAA, had to wait for 45min, went to Starbucks and waited. I saw a towtruck and I went out and met with him at the restaurant, he tried a couple of times, stepping really hard on the gas and eventually the car started. The rpm was going very irregular and I did make it to the mechanics and now that's where it is, and all I have to do is wait. The car was already there last week, ugh, I just keep thinking about the money and how much it's going to cost, I'm supposed to be saving for the wedding. Well see what happens...

Saturday, October 08, 2005

I'm a Scrappin queen

Well, we checked out the farm and it looks good, were going to go with it as our place for the wedding ceremony but the lady that we needed to talk to was not there. So, we have to wait until Wed. to call her and I need to ask her some questions. But it looks good!! That was this morning, I got home at around 1pm because Jared borrowed the car to go to soccer. I have been scrappin' all afternoon, and I'm quite proud of myself I got so much done. I'm so excited and I posted them on two peas. I even managed to do and effer dare, which I have been wanting to do, check them out!!

Checking out the farm today!!

Well today, Jared and I are going to go to London Farms to check out the site for holding the wedding ceremony at, I'm excited!! If all goes well and we both like and agree on the site I will post some pictures, hope the rain stops.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

Starting to feel the pressure

Well I must say, the whole planning a wedding is definetly starting to get to me. But I also must say that Jared is starting to feel it as well, whew!! There are like a million and one things to do, and it's like the list doesn't seem to the end, and we're just in the beginning stages. Jared is SOOO supportive though, he's defintely not your typical groom where he leaves all the planning up to the bride, he's right there with me, completely involved which I am so thankful for!! As part of my surprise gift that Jared gave me when he proposed was a wedding book and magazine, they are totally helping. He was definetly thinking ahead!! Thank God!! Yesterday we went to leave a deposit and sign a contract for the Scottish Cultural Centre, we got it and the date we wanted!! The wedding is in 9 months, on July 15th, 2006. Saturday we are going to go and check out a heritage farmhouse to have the ceremony at. At least I have one thing to check off my list, now to the other million more...