October 29, 2009

I'm a Problem Solver!

I have labeled myself the Halloween Scrooge. I have never been a particular fan of this holiday, even as a kid, dressing up wasn't my favourite thing to do. I would always pick the prettiest princess dress or fairy costume (no I never went as something scary, I was almost always a princess) and the excitement would begin. Then it would become apparent that I live in Canada, and Halloween is in October. Cue my mother forcing my beautiful princess dress, over a snow suit. Not exactly the vision on Cinderella that I had in mind when the costume was bought. So anyways, Halloween, not exactly my cup of tea, but this year I have been particularly bad.

My best friend always has a Halloween party, which typically ends up getting pretty crazy, and costumes are always mandatory. Years before this I would complain slightly to the fiancee, but in the end relent, buy the costume and pretend to be happy about it. This year I took a different route. I tried everything from refusing to dress up (I'm going as nothing, I told them), to putting off costume hunting to the last possible minute, to being absolutely miserable. Can you believe nothing worked?!? They didn't give in and insisted I dress up, even if it meant I would be impossible to live with. So Tuesday fiance decides we're going costume hunting (cue enthusiastic YAY!). So after being at school all day, he picks me up and the hunting commences. I'm going to be honest, I did not go out of my way to make this fun. I whined (a lot), I complained about the ridiculous prices and insisted that I refused to pay them, I got mad at the store for having a fog machine (why am I walking through fog? I can't see the costumes? How can I spend $60.00 on a costume when I can't see them?), and refused a few more times stating that I wasn't buying a costume period. So needless to say, after three stores, fiance was getting annoyed.

This is when my idea came to me!

My biggest issue with this whole costume thing was the fact that I was being forced to spend money (at least $60.00) on something I really didn't want, need and would probably only end up wearing once. Then I found these:

These are cute, practical, and could obviously be worn again, and they were only $50.00! Problem solved! Take my costume money and buy these very cute boots, and go as a cowgirl :). It's simple...... jean skirt, tank top, some kind of dress shirt tied at the waste and new very cute boots....done! Now everyone's happy, I'm dressing up and not being entirely miserable about it making fiance and friends happy. I got new boots and didn't have to buy some stupid uncomfortable costume, me happy.

I'm a genius!

October 27, 2009

Engagement Photo's

Hello Bloggers!

This week has been absolutely insane! I've labeled it hell week, as ALL of the prof's at York University decide to make all of their assignment due at the exact same time. So needless to say, I have spend the better part of the last week ripping my hair out, having minor breakdowns and living off of high sugar snacks to ensure that I remain functional until at least two in the morning. Anyways...There is a light, I am handing in my last mid-term today, and I can go back to relaxing.

But before I put my feet up, I did promise you bloggers a post about engagement photos!

We finally go them!!!! I only had to wait a week, but it seemed like forever.

We had them done last Sunday, the 18th, by a friend of ours that is taking a course in photography. She is extremely talented and gave us over 300 proofs completely free. We also got the benefit of working with three different photographers, as she brought a friend of hers from school, as well as a semi professional that she has been shadowing over the summer. So needless to say we got a bunch of photos.

We took the photographers out to farm land that "C's" family owns, and which we hope to eventually live on. It was a lot of fun, and the location had meaning to us which made it all the more special.

The photo's posted in my previous post were taken by the professional photographer the came along. These photo's are taken by our friend. I have so many favourites, so I won't be posting them all, but let me know what you guys think. When I get the photo's from the third photographer I'm sure I will post more!

That being said...Here they are....

I have such a hard time narrowing it down! There are SO many more that I wanted to post, but this is all the space I have!

October 18, 2009

Busy, Busy

The Fiance and I have had a busy weekend. But before I get to that, I realized that I never actually posted my official engagement story. I'm still not going to do that because Shaba, over at A Blog of her Own, did it for me! So thank you to her for including our story in her proposal project!

Now back to my weekend, starting with Friday, I officially got to go bridesmaid dress shopping! No, no not for me. I am a bridesmaid in a friend's upcoming May wedding (I'll call her V). But even though we were not dress shopping for MY wedding, it did give me the wedding gratification that I was craving in my previous post. I got to try on several pretty dresses, and of course I spend a good part of the day eying wedding dresses while the current bride was distracted. But no worries fellow bloggers, I stuck to my guns and did not try a single dress on. I'm being strong. All in all, I feel much better about my own wedding and am now busy throwing myself into my upcoming bridesmaid duties. Stay tuned for updates.

Saturday: A group of friends and I went to Halloween Haunt. For those of you that don't live around me, this is a kind of giant Haunted Carnival, that our amusement park (Wonderland) throws every year. The open the park only at night, and have several haunted houses set up all throughout it, as well as costumed characters walking freely on the grounds. This (like scary movies) is not really my thing. But (again) the fiance absolutely LOVES it. Despite my fear of things, we did have a good time. It was freezing, but we toughed it out, and the rides throughout the park are all still running, so there is something for everyone. Definitely worth checking out if you live in the area!

And today was our engagement photos! This is deserving of it's own post (partly because I want it to have its own post and partly because this blog is long enough) but here is a sneak preview of some of our favourites:

These are only a few that were sent to us by another photographer. Let me know what you think! More to Come later!!

What did everyone else do with their weekend??

October 15, 2009


I always told myself that I was perfectly fine with a long engagement. I had plans as a teenager to be engaged by 21 but not married until 23 or 24. I thought that this was the best way to do things, give myself time to plan and organize...... now I'm not so sure.

When "C" proposed it was obviously a moment in which I was overwhelmingly excited. The moments that followed are pretty much a blur filled with excited phone calls to multiple people that included the congratulations and then the dreaded question....."so when's the big day?" Seriously people, I've been officially engaged for a total of five minutes, you think we already have a day set?!?! So "C" and I took the easy route to answer this question and responded with "oh we are thinking probably 2011 or 2012." TRANSLATION: I'm thinking 2011, he's thinking 2012. To make a long story short, I lost, our wedding date is now May 26th, 2012, and again, I spent a good amount of time thinking I was ok with this.

Lately this date seems SO far away and I'm losing my patient optimistic attitude. Don't get me wrong I understand the mother and the fiance's reasons for wanting to push it back. There's the RCMP issue, as we still are waiting for "C's" interview, there's the financial issues (money is important), "C" likes the 2012 date because that means that we will be getting married during out 10th year of dating (kinda cute right).

But I don't know. As much as I understand the reasoning for waiting, and as much as I always thought that I would be fine with waiting, 2012 is SO far away. I'm anxious to go dress shopping and cake tasting, find my venue, book the church. I'm also excited to start a new chapter in my life with the man I love. House hunting, kids, jobs...stuff like that. (Just so you are all aware, "C" will read this and probably have a heart attack, so my wedding may never happen)

I felt like whining today....sorry!

Am I being unreasonable??

October 11, 2009


First and foremost Happy Thanksgiving to all those fellow Canadians out there!

I'm not going to lie, I am a complete summer girl. I love flip flops, cute dresses, skirts, tank tops and ballet flats more than anything else. I could spend hours laying on a beach in the sun working on my "tan," reading a book or just simply relaxing. But I live in Canada and therefore, unfortunately, have to endure three other seasons. So I guess if I need to pick a second favourite I would go with fall. Here's why....

I LOVE the colours. I will admit to getting extremely excited when I notice the the trees are starting to change and the world is transformed into different shades of red, orange and yellow. I have taken particular notice of the trees this year due to my upcoming engagement pictures.

As much as I love my flip flops and ballet flats, I'm also quite partial to boots (I'm not going to lie, I pretty much like shoes in general). I enjoy making new fall outfits, with cute sweaters, boots and scarves.

The T.V becomes amazing! This year is no exception. I feel like I can't make plans to do anything because I'm going to miss some particular show, and that's just not o.k. Some of my addictions this season include Eastwick, Flashforward, Vampire Diaries, Ghost Whisperer and Medium (the last two are oldies but definitely goodies!).

And I guess I should include Halloween in this list. The fiance LOVES Halloween, and every year it's a major ordeal about what we are dressing up us, what we are doing and how we are decorating. I have too admit, Halloween is not my favourite in the world. I'm more of a Christmas person. But seeing "C" get sooo excited and child like every year is kind of fun!

I guess that's it for now!

October 6, 2009

I'm Sick.....

yes that's right.....I'm sick. I have the random cold that has been spreading around. I believe the love of my life gave it to me. So here I am, in my PJ'S, tucked under my huge duvet, all alone ("C" avoids me like the plague when I'm sick) and figure that my time is better spent watching re-runs of "Say Yes to the Dress" and "Rich Bride, Poor Bride" and blogging, rather than working on the two essay's I have due in two weeks.

I have a few things on my mind that are blog worthy. Engagement photo's (!!!!!!!), Fall, school, and so on. I'm not planning on doing all of that today. My drugs will kick in shortly, and then I will be useless, so I'm going to start with school.

This year, I am taking a film and lit course, as part of my English requirements. I like the class so far, but my class on Friday provided me with a bit of a devastating moment. To start, I should mention that I LOVE "The Wizard of Oz." I have read the book several times and have seen the movie at least a million times, both when I was young, and now again with my nieces, any time they want to. I was under the impression that there was nothing that could be taught to me about this book/movie, I knew it all, and figured even going to the class would be a waste of my time. I should have gone with that initial impression.

So Friday I excitedly take my seat in class thinking that I am about to have a worry free two hours discussing the best movie of all time. WRONG!. Instead, I spend the better part of the next hour, talking about how the film made the character of the lion blatantly homosexual. Now as a side note, I have literally no problem with homosexuals, but people this is a CHILD'S movie. I am fully floored that people watch a movie such as this one and pull these kinds of things out of it. I mean I watched this movie from the time I was two or three, all the way up to about a week ago, and this have NEVER crossed my mind. I love the lion, I think he's cute, I really don't know what to make of this. Now that the evidence has been forcefully thrust in my face I don't think I will ever be able to watch this movie in the same light. It's been changed for me. I'm heartbroken.

I'm curious, am I the only one who has over looked this detail of the movie for the last twenty four years?