Friday, February 26, 2010

team canada for A!

via Twitter - @charissdeleon
  1. just as I suspected, too small for my chunky guy
  2. bought Aiden a team Canada sweater, hoping his solid body fits into it.

But does he not look SO ADORABLE in it? "Mama, mama, CHEESE!" Hoping to be able to exchange it for a size bigger. People are going wild for these things. I mean, why not, we are winning.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

virtue & moir, my new heroes

In complete LOVE with the way these two do their thing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

dear john ...

dear john novel

Christie, a friend of mine, lent me this novel (finally :P) and I've been spending most of my day trying to read as much as I can of this novel in each sitting. I didn't realize just how much harder it was to read with Aiden around. He's at a stage where he must show me everything - how it works, how he wants it to work, what he wants to do with it. He loves hanging out with Ryan and I and I love seeing how he's learning so much daily. It's truly amazing how he's able to communicate with us and us with him without any words at all. He's growing up too fast.

Back to the novel, I've yet to get to the mushy bit but this novel truly excites me. I can catch myself smiling at the words as I'm reading them and living vividly through the characters - is that crazy? I'm such a girl. Hoping to have this done before Reading Week ends (if A lets me), because after this free week, the assignments and projects will be piling in. SEVEN MORE WEEKS OF MY UNDERGRADUATE LIFE.

mama, what's this?


Aiden is so cute. We haven’t experience that much snow this Winter – I even returned the snow pants that we bought him! But every time it snows, it’s like he rediscovers the fluffy stuff. He stares at it, stares at it some more … with utter satisfaction. Don’t worry baby boy, next year … I’ll hope for more snow for you (or we’ll take you to Blue Mountain or something … who really wants more snow?)

Sunday, February 14, 2010

love, love, love

vday card

Even though it's truly a Hallmark holiday, it's nice to be submerged in pretty things that are red and pink & lots of favourite chocolates :)
But ... I'm all for reminding people just how much they mean to you.
& I love giving out little treats.


So happy Valentine's loves.

Friday, February 12, 2010

welcome world, to our home :)

*Getty Images
Definitely a better night to choose to stay in :)
Some say what defines us
is something as simple as please & thank you
& as for you're welcome
we say that too.
What an amazing, very true and well-spoken poem by Shane Koyczan.
Not going to lie, the Opening Ceremonies definitely had me teary-eyes.
Very proud to be Canadian.
Now let's stay gold, GO CANADA.

(on a sadder note, my heart breaks for the family, friends & team of Nodar Kumaritashvili - a dream broken too soon)

Thursday, February 11, 2010

whatcha cooking?

Ryan had a dentist appointment a few days ago where Aiden and I decided to tag along. Right now, Ryan and I still have different dentists. Mine is about 10 minutes from home while Ryan's is all the way by Bayview and the 401, my goodness. Aiden and I decided to stroll around Bayview Village while we waited for Ryan to get his teeth cleaned. Ryan left the bugaboo at his parents place so instead, I had to stroll around with Aiden in his car buggy. Not at all fun for me, but all the kids in the village were super envious of our Aiden baby. We spent most of the time at Chapters since I thought it would be much easier to let Aiden play around with the toys in the Children's section - he LOVED the kitchen play set, LOVED.

what's for dinner kitchen appliances

Came across this adorable kitchen set from Land of Nod. So freaking cute! Looking to buy something along these lines for Aiden in the new house. He's at the stage where he's really into playing with toys (mainly balls, his train set, loves to read books, and piano) ... so excited to start designing soon! & making our house, our home :)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

change is, good.

Not too sure if it's going to work out, but Ryan made the first steps (baby steps), to his next career move. Can only be excited for him because this could be so good. We'll see what happens next. I feel like he can really be the guy. Will def document the process.

He's actually menu writing right now, while I'm in bed attempting to study for a labour law midterm on Friday. He's so silent that I keep asking him if he's ok & he's told me to quit bugging him every single time, bah! Made the notes for my midterm, but haven't studied a word. I wonder how 4th year will shape up to be ... halfway to finally achieving my undergrad degree. (Didn't mean for that to rhyme, promise).

Sunday, February 7, 2010

no words,

What I thought would be closure,
is springing up more & more questions.

I hate the way you look at me,
as if I was broken.

I'm feeling broken.

Remember Charisse,
curiosity killed the cat.

(leave this alone)
(leave this alone)
(leave this alone)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

online crops force me to scrap

2peas held an online crop night tonight and I swear, under pressure and with challenges, I am able to scrap within a few hours. It's awesome. I spent the night chatting to fellow peas and scrapping with Chelsea. She's so funny when it comes to being crafty and since she's gotten her netbook, it's like she's totally disregarding talking face-to-face. We were sitting next to each other, scrapping the night way, yet she insists on having a conversation via msn as well! I think it's because she loves to use all the emoticons

The 8pm challenge was to scrap something, anything that you love, but it must include some journaling. Luckily, I've already been meaning to scrap this photo of Ryan and I & I already had a sketch in mind, totally ahead of the game this time around ... (the ladies on the forum scrap super fast!, it's so hard to keep up with them!), but I managed to finish, woohoo!

Ok, must sleep now, work at 9am, whomp.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

what a wonderful surprise!

I know this should be posted in our house process blog, BUT I'm just so freaking excited!

I've been meaning to take the drive down to Milton to check out the progress of our home. I haven't seen the site location since Ryan and I went down after Mattamy U (which was on Jan 22nd), and it was much too dark to see anything yet alone take any photos. But, at 5pm today, out of complete spontaneity ... I drove down with Chels and A, racing the sun, hoping that it wouldn't set before we got there. And my my my, what a wonderful surprise!

*As of February 4th
(Almost 3 months until closing!)

I mean, it's not the best photo in the world, but I was just so excited to see so much progress was done! Tarion has 1 more day to let us know if there are any delays with the house, crossing my fingers that we don't have any! I can't believe what I'm seeing, getting so excited. I need to somehow convince Ryan that we have to drive down every day to see the progress on the house. I have TWO photos in my "house process" album, lol, TWO. So from now on, I must see all the little details go on. Even though this photo is worth a thousand words, the feelings still haven't sunk in. It still feels surreal, but oh-emm-gee, we're almost homeowners.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

beautiful kitchens

*Refer to post on house process blog - here :)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

will we make it? will we?

Let's fast forward to 8 months time & let's see how we're making out.
Is it possible to be completely happy yet have so much worry about what's going on around you? It sums up all the feelings that I'm going through right now (not to mention that it's also the time of the month, which could possibly explain the reason why I'm beyond emotional).
C: Babe, are we going to make it? in life? will we be ok?
R: Hell ya.
Simple, yes & my insecurities fly out the window. When the person that I love the most (aside from Aiden, obvs, hehe) tells me that it's going to be ok, what else can I ask for? He tells me in two words that we'll make something out of our lives and that we'll do it, together ... hand in hand. Truly, I am blessed.

Now let's fast forward.

On a craftier note, I scrapped last night. Started and finished all in one day, love when things just click for me. Loved how this one turned out, but still need to find a way to photograph my layouts better. Natural light would be best, but given the season, it's too damn cold t be photographing outside. Here, take a peak:

Monday, February 1, 2010

my application is in!

I meant to send it last Sunday, but after spending the entire night writing, editing, refreshing and editing my CV ... the online application asks to "describe yourself"! GRRR. Didn't I just do that in my 3 hour long process of writing my CV and updating my resume? So I got discouraged and stopped the application process. I let a week go by until I knew that if I didn't force myself to do so, there may be a chance that I miss the deadline. So tonight, it did it, I wrote one more paragraph about myself and a customer service experience and I clicked submit. I clicked it.

I wait.
Thank you for your interest in the grad@Loblaw Program!
We have received your application. If selected for an interview, you will be contacted by e-mail.
I dislike playing the waiting game.
Now, I wait.
& I cross my fingers.