Hello Wasteland

Pardon me for a moment while I shake the dust off my blog.

I know my posts have been someone scarce and a wasteland as of late, mostly because life has just been crazy busy.

I’ll start with about three weeks ago, with a long story short version of the biggest event:

My grandparents travel down to Palm Springs every winter. About three weeks ago, my grandma suffered from a minor heart attack while she was down there. While undergoing angioplasty, she suffered a stroke. (Which has a 1 in 5,000 chance of happening). Last week she was stable enough to be flown here to Kamloops for her care to continue. All I can say is thank goodness for traveller’s insurance. While my grandma is continuing to make a little bit of progress everyday, it’s been really hard for everyone, especially my grandpa (who I swear is the toughest man I know), and my mom.

I appreciate any thoughts you’d like to send my grandma’s way. I know she’ll be fine, it’s just hard to see a woman who’s so full of energy and life to be hit so hard by sickness so suddenly.

Now, with some happier thoughts, it was Kyle’s birthday on Tuesday and we’ve been celebrating ever since he got off work Monday morning! One of his closest friends came to visit from out of town and Kyle’s birthday turned into a “Man Child” themed one. They attacked each other with Nerf guns, we went for burgers at Five Guys Burgers and Fries (SO GOOD but a little overpriced), followed by bowling (which I failed miserably at since I’m pregnant and such), and then cake! I finally found a vanilla cake recipe that was easy and claimed to be delicious from Martha Stewart, of all people. And even though my timer mysteriously didn’t go off and it baked a little longer than it should, it turned out really good!

Homemade cake and icing! (With a votive birthday candle!)

Other exciting things that happened this week? My Infinity Scarf from Forgotton Cotton arrived in the mail and it’s so pretty! I took advantage of its prettiness to take a new profile picture for Twitter and Facebook since I have no actual current photos of myself other than my pregnancy update ones, which are boring and I look like garbage in most of them.

Gotta love bathroom mirror shots! I cropped it just a little so it's not so obvious ;)

What else, what else … I signed myself up for a 3-hour crash-course in Digital SLR photography that my wonderful wedding photographer Jo LeFlufy is hosting. I’m pretty stoked to be able to use my fancy Nikon D90 a little bit better and closer to its full capacity! (For example, that photo of myself was taken in full-auto mode with auto-focus and everything because I’m lazy.)

The stroller I had ordered finally arrived at Babies R’ Us yesterday, so I got to pick that up. It’s ridiculous how excited I get over baby-related shopping these days. I guess they call it nesting? I still have to assemble some of the bits and pieces of the stroller together, but I’m just glad it’s finally at my house.

I’m also super stoked to go to the spa this afternoon for what will be an amazing prenatal massage. I seriously need it; my body is aching all over. I have a feeling I may even fall asleep because I’m so gosh-darned tired today. Regardless, it will feel awesome.

Oh – and the greatest thing of them all?? Kyle and I bought this yesterday afternoon:

2008 Dodge Ram


A new truck!!! We traded in our 2011 Ford Ranger for something that was more family-travel friendly. Isn’t she pretty?! For those who are vehicularily savvy, it’s a 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie, with a 5.7L Hemi. Wee! We had actually been eyeing this truck from a few weeks now and finally decided to bite the bullet and go for it. We got an alright trade-in deal on the Ranger, so it all worked out. I just can’t stop looking at it!

So that’s what I’ve been up to lately, good, bad and otherwise. My weekend will consist of a work-related event, visiting my grandma, and hopefully relaxing.

What are your weekend plans?

5 thoughts on “Hello Wasteland

  1. I’m sorry to hear about your Grandma. I’m sending good thoughts her way for a speedy recovery. The new truck is very pretty! It’s the same one that Stephen wants to buy someday, and the exact same one that my sister and our best friends have already bought, haha. I just won’t tell him that someone else I know has bought his truck :)


  2. I’ll definitely be keeping your Grandma in my thoughts/prayers! I love your new scarf – I added that shop to my etsy faves, so next time I go on an Etsy shopping binge, I just might get myself one :)



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