how time goes fast.....

Last Saturday me and Sethie and Stewart jumped in our car and headed south east to Errington to visit my family because it was my uncle's 50th Birthday ! ! I love going to their farm and Seth is completely in love with them and all their animals and all of the toyS!!! There were so many great people, lots of good food, and a blustery day that ended up nice enough to sit around the fire. I also got to see my cousin who I haven't seen in months b/c she's been working on the East Coast of the US (providence ish).... She's there for one last night, TONIGHT!, so we're heading out after work.

We've made some really great life decisions lately that will be unveiled soooooon!!! Things are falling into place. I'm so happy. XO


halloween dress up ideas

i hate dressing up for halloween but we are going to TWO halloween parties: so I SHOULD dress up, right?

here's my ideas:
drew in riding in cars with boys

this guy
sexy hermoine costume


B A L T I M O R E ! ! !

PHALLUS!!! (dc)
so much graffiti in baltimore
book thing!
book thing! amazing!
baltimore farmer's market
baltimore farmer's market
baltimore skyline
post tattoooooooooo. "you know who my wife is right?", "um, yes", "well take as many pictures as you want!" (haha)
sean's mom's house
great conversation with sean's mom about rep/dem and family dynamics along political lines!
non-dairy ice creams?
dairy free ice creams at whole paycheck
OMG LAST WEEKEND i was so lucky to spend almost forty cumulative hours traveling from my home to Melissa's home in Baltimore. YAYAYAY so much anticipation and worth every minute. Also getting tattoo'd by my tattoo artist hero (and for him to be probably the first man in the tattoo industry who hasn't been a complete dickwad to me) was a dream come true. My favourite parts?: Learning more about american politics; getting drunk with Melissa on Edgar Allen Poe beer and eating a club sandwich and fries with both cheese and gravy, going to the Baltimore Farmer's Market (incredible!), and just hanging out. It was the best time ever. I'm looking forward to going again next year.
PS there's more pictures in my FLICKR SET


Family Day

I've taken some time to focus more "in-ward" and it's paying off. After a super busy weeks at my jobs, and Stewart's exhaustion from school and finishing a course with a spectacular grade, we treated ourselves to a day on the West Coast! We spent most of our time at the Aquarium in Ucluelet where Seth almost died in excitement at all the FISH and OCTOPUS! We also got to see a demonstration with shellfish and sea stars. Basically they put the shellfish on the back of a sea star. When the sea star responded the Swimming Scallops would clap their "mouths" to build momentum and swim away. The big clams would stick out their inner bodies like LEGS and push off and roll away. It was pretty cool. I also liked all the sea animals that looked like plants. All of their species are from within 5KM of the aquarium and they don't have any big tanks: no whales, no big sharks, etc. The biggest thing was the octopus. I can't believe it took us three years for a visit and it was worth more than the entrance fee.


After the Aquarium we went to Chesterman's Beach, but to the South End (we usually go to the North End). It was super cold in the water, though Seth insisted on running in it repeatedly. We had to pull him out as he was up to his chest in high tide cold water. Changing back at the car was a bit of a challenge, and I was wearing Nylons, so it *was* interesting!!

We also went to do our favourite: burritos at Tacofino and coffee at Tofitian. Ever since I came back from Tofitian with my travel mug Stewart has been pining for something with their elusive skull on it, so he grabbed a trucker hat. Tacofino was closed so we ate at Wildside. OMGYUM.
This week is proving to be overwhelmingly busy again. But I get to cap it all off with a trip to Baltimore to see my dear friend Melissa and get tattoo'd by my favourite tattoo artist of all time, Thomas Kenney. You won't hear from me until I get back. So have a good one! XO