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Goodbye Summer Hello Autumn – Welcome Back Everyone

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Wowowowow it’s been a long time! Hello Everyone, I hope you are doing well. It seems as tho I took the summer off and then some. I apologize for that but I’m sure you all have some really good bloggers out there to keep you company. 😊
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It was a busy summer and yes, I am glad it’s over! Bring it on Fall!
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So now since it’s been just over 2.5 months since my last entry I should probably fill you in quickly on my summer. Then you can leave me a comment letting me know about yours! That would be fun right?

So where to begin?

July
Hubs was in whistler for a Stag and I nearly didn’t survive the weekend alone but I did thanks to GalPal Amberina. WE enjoyed some good food, good drinks, some good entertainment, lots of sun, did I mention drinks oh and the laughs! Oh my god the laughs! So many good laughs. Love it! Thanks for getting me thru my separation anxiety.

We also spent a weekend camping at the lake, same spot we had 2 years ago, private and awesome with a great view. Not without some trouble tho, just about got jumped by 3 tweaked out crack heads, then visited by the PoPo who wanted to take a look at Hubs’ guns and I don’t mean his muscles. Hey Hubs, next time be sure to have the safety on when u hand them your loaded shotgun aight!
20130919-212033.jpgThe new Tent! It’s huge! I can stand up! Home away from home!
20130919-212054.jpgThis times 2! Massive space!
20130919-205346.jpgThe campsite of 2011 then a lgging camp blocked off access to it in 2012, believe me, we looked! Here we are in 2013! Our favorite campsite by far!
20130919-205404.jpgRoasting potatoes on the fire. Look at that view! Oh yeah baby! Does life get any better. Oh how wonderful it would be to pack up life and live this way. I love camping!
20130919-205433.jpgSteaks a la propane camp stove. LOL. They were delish!
20130919-205447.jpgHeaven
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Seattle!!!! We went down for a weekend to watch another UFC and sadly the prelims were better than the main cards, oh well some rum, lots of walking, Pike Place Market, the parade, the pier and good times in our room!
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August
We were lucky enough to watch 2 friends get married on a beautiful day with a beautiful night to follow. That was a lot of fun.
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Dinner with some friends for Hubby’s birthday.

Then a whirl wind trip to Alberta for my cousins wedding! It too was a gorgeous wedding and HOT! Oh so hot! It was great to hang with the family and visit with the family I rarely see. Will remember it forever! Wouldn’t have been complete without a fire alarm pull at 1am the night before the big day! Oh and Hubby’s dance removes with my Auntie *smacks forehead with hand*
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(I hope they don’t mind me posting this gorgeous pic)
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House renos! So upstairs is completely dry walled and it’s been primed and sanded and primed and sanded. Can’t wait for what comes next

September
Again with the renos. Hubby and I selected paint colours and in no time and all 2 rooms are painted and paint has gone up in the foyer. The foyer has only been started as there was a small accident with a ladder and a freshly dry walled, primed ready to go wall. Just thankful everyone is ok and that it can be fixed. Hehehe. We will not speak of this incident agin. I promise dear. Oh and crown moulding and all our trims have been picked out. Eeeeeeek!
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Jones Family Camping trip. Another whirl wind trip to the Okanagan (did I spell that right?). We met up with the rest of the clan for some fun in the sun on the lake. The only major incident was Hubster taking a fall the first night over and around an unused metal fire pit. It was dark ok! And we only drank a little wee bit of rum. It definitely needed and still does need stitches but he calls himself the wolverine and this he heals rapidly fast! LOL. did u just blow a gasket laughing at that comment? Because I do everytime he says it and only because he actually believes it!
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More pictures from this trip coming soon!!!

And, well, that covers the most of it 😊
So, now tell me, how was your summer and what did u do?

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GETTING THROUGH THE DAY…

How do you get through your craptastic days?  We all have our own little things we do I’m sure.  But one thing that has helped me get through work days or rainy days or not the best days in general has been a webcam that is right on the beach in Playa Del Carmen Mexico…. so for those of you that love the Mayan Riviera and love a tropical view…. please ensure you have the most recent flash player available…. you can click here to get it.

To see the webcam which is on Playa Palms property… my favorite little boutique hotel in Playa Del Carmen, please follow this link below

http://www.playa.info/webcam-playa-palms.html

Oh and enjoy the view!  Please let me know what you think of the webcam.

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5 Year Wedding Anniversary in Las Vegas

This year we celebrated our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary in style and this is how it started….

We were cuddling watching TV one night about a week before our 5 year wedding anniversary when he got up and came right back with the envelope…. “To my Wife”

I thought, “how sweet”  but he’s so early… did he get the day wrong?

“Open it” he says and so I do.

the inside was filled, top to bottom, side to side with the nicest words in the world.  I cried.  It also had a little note in it that said to “pack a bag because we are headed somewhere very hot next weekend.  The initials are PH.  It took me a few minutes to put it all together…. Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas.  OMG excited doesn’t even begin to explain it!

Friday couldn’t come soon enough.  Our flight was to leave at 10am friday morning and we completely overlooked traffic and were less than 1 minute away from missing the flight.  They actually didn’t know if we were going to make it on.  Thankfully…. we did!  And we will not push it that late ever again!!  I watched one plane take off for Vegas that I was supposed to be on once before and I’ll be damned if it was to happen again.

10am and we are on the plane…. drinks on the plane… Rum Rum Rum…. YUM YUM YUM

We were happy being in the first row…. we were the last to get on and the first to get off!  PERFECT.  The flight attendants thought we were on our honeymoon because we looked so in love.  So funny and so cute!

We’d been to Vegas before in October but never in the summer.  We were slightly nervous about how hot it was really going to be….  105, 106, 108, and 107 were the temps for the next 4 days!!  I couldn’t even begin to imagine what it was about to feel like….  LIKE A BLOODY HAIR DRYER BLOWING ON YOU FROM EVERY ANGLE.  HOT AS HELL.  But the best part…. no humidity…. which means… you guessed it… no hair frizz.  I was certainly pleased!  The heat was absolutely amazing and we will definitely be going back in the summer months again.  It did not bother us at all!  In fact we loved it.  Even at night it was hotter than any day in the Caribbean….. ahhh I’m actually cold sitting here back home…

We get to our room at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino…. and get upgraded twice to a Fountain View room and the view was spectacular!  Although the windows needed to be cleaned in a bad way…. we mentioned it upon checkout and were given a substantial refund!  Again… pleased!

 

To Be Continued…. tomorrow….

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Surprise Trip to Seattle, WA with my #1

Just a few weekends ago Hubby whisked me away for a surprise trip down to Seattle, WA.  I was floored!  I ♥ going to Seattle.  We both do. We just always seem to have such a good time there.  Plus there is something about staying away from home in a hotel.  It’s just fun.  We have gone quite a few times now and always stay at our favorite hotel in Beltown or close too.  It’s quite close to Pike Place Market!  Not only do we stay in the same hotel but we always manage to get the same room on the 18th floor.  From the king size bed you can fall asleep and wake up with a full unobstructed view of the Seattle Space Needle.  Truly a pretty site.  With water visible on the left side as well as the right.

This hotel is close to many many restaurants and bars.  So it’s perfect us.  This time we checked out Icon Grill for dinner. it’s on Fifth and Victoria and features Executive Chef, Nick Musser. Loved it. I enjoyed Cupcake Prosecco wine with my dinner and it was lovely.  I don’t think they sell this type of Cupcake wine in BC… Boo…  next time I head to Bellingham for gas I’m going to try and bring a bottle home.   It’s sparkling and pink and tastes divine!  After that we headed back to our room to finish off a bottle of Rum before heading out for some dancing.  We may be getting older but we still like to get our groove on together!  I was in a new purchase… a bright orange dress!  The great thing about this dress is that it matched my new hand job/nailpolish that GalPal gave me just the day before.  See Sound Lounge is where we ended up… It’s too close to pass up, so we just walked on over and danced and had some really potent highballs before making our way back.

That’s when it happened…. he got the hiccups again.  Every time we come her he starts hiccuping and they don’t go away.. some times for days.  I can’t believe it.  I immediately start thinking about how we’re going to be up all night and how we were going to feel like hell in the morning and stressing out… he hiccupped so much and was shaking the bed each time that my stomach began to reject all my lovely wine and delicious yummy rum… ugh… I pulled through while he slept through… hiccupping in his sleep.  Thankfully I did fall asleep a while later and when we woke up they were gone.  Yeesh…..

Breakfast at IHOP, ( really must find a great breakfast place in Seattle… suggestions please)  I wanted to go Sephora and there is no parking around there except underground and the truck has been jacked so we don’t fit.  He pulled up to the curb and I had 5 minutes to shop.  5 minutes is all I need if it’s all the time I’ve got.  I made out nicely and off we went.    Finished our shopping, picked up some groceries and of course filled the truck and all 6 jerry cans of gas!  Picked up a nice bottle of Bacardi 8 Year Rum at the Duty Free and home we were.

What a great trip!  Thanks Hubs!

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