When we exchanged rings, we hoped our family of two would grow.
It has, into a family of 4. We're just split in half.
Two of us walk the Earth while two of us fly in Heaven.

Saturday, August 30, 2014


So... I am totally not a dress person. I love me my jeans and tees. But.... I've been having quite a bit of luck since Boxing Day in finding dresses.

Dress #1 I found on Boxing Day during the sales. The $29 tag was reasonable in my book. When I got to the check out, it rang up half price. I'll gladly pay $14.50 for a maxi dress!
I initially bought it for our mates Paul and Bianca's January 4 wedding. Just so happened to be THE.HOTTEST.DAY.EVER. 40*C+. Oy.
I next wore it for my Australian Citizenship Ceremony on June 24. I added this lil 3/4 sleeve black cardi on top for warmth. June is winter down here y'all!
Decorating the arch for my brother Kyle's wedding August 9th.
Dress #2 I found in May. I got it chiefly as my bridesmaid dress for my brother Erik's wedding August 1st. I also thought I could use it for job interviews (for office/clerical positions where something a bit fancier was required) and for nights out at QPAC. I saw it on the rack and thought it looked a bit too old lady for my taste. I took a chance and tried it on. The $35 tag convinced me to get it! That's suuuuuuuuuuuuuper cheap for a bridesmaid dress! The other dresses I was looking at were $120!
First bridesmaid down the aisle!
Bridesmaidy fun
Dress #3 I found today. Its now spring in Oz and I don't really feel like wearing my striped dress all day for job hunting. (It's a bit heavier fabric than I'd like for this time of year.) I've got an interview on Tuesday at 3pm, just after my jobseeker assistance meeting and just before my evening out with Mum at QPAC. I'm pairing it with my 3/4 black cardi, some peeptoe flats, a light brown suede bag, and my pearly bridesmaid jewelry. This one? Only $25. Also usable for events with my home business. Bonus points!

I think I might be turning into a dress person. Help!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


My brothers and I are all married off now. Now I've got to do something with all our wedding photos. We're running out of wall space so a collage of frames it is.

Even though I no longer work there, the big blue box of swedish origins has a decent selection of frames. I found this one during a quick online search and I think it'll fit the bill nicely.
VÄXBO, Collage frame for 8 photos
I've got a pile of photos to sort through and pick for this one. I'm thinking one vertical photo of each couple, then one horizontal photo of each couple with the new siblings-in-law. I might have my husband spray paint this black to match the rest of the frames we have around here.

What do we think people? Look pretty good?

Monday, August 11, 2014

Stuff we've been up to.... pt 2 Seattle Day Trip

A day with not a whole lot on the agenda = going to the movies! A walk to the bus stop in the snooty part of town :p and a bus ride to Alderwood Mall. These are all my husband's pictures, the collage ones are mine.
We saw Guardians of the Galaxy. A lot funnier and more slapstick marvel movie than I was expecting. Quite a bit of "sneaking crap past the censors" too! We had a rootbeer to share through the movie and a baggie of marinated pretzels to munch on. Afterwards, we got some yummy ice cream from Cold Stone Creamery.
We headed out of the house for a day in the city. We caught the bus from my folks house to my old uni, then to the city.
We stopped in Freemont (weird place) to check things off Glenn's to do list. First up, the statues.
 Then a walk to the Freemont Troll. We also saw the three billy goats gruff!
Then a walk to Gas Works Park.
Glenn's pasty white legs.
 We walked back to Fremont via the Burke Gilman Trail and stopped at a brewery. Glenn had a sampler assortment, I just sat there. My feet were killing me.
The mojito pale ale did NOT go down well.
We left Freemont and caught a bus to the Streamline, a dive bar. We drank our pints and had a pizza to nibble on. We were hungry! And we were getting quite sunburnt. You can already tell here that I'm turning into a lobster.
Checking the bus route with my maps app.
Glenn's arty shot of me.
 We found another thing on my husband's to do list. Dexter and Denny.
Finally, we made our way down to Pike Place Market. Starbucks was on my agenda, checking out a favorite book store was on Glenn's. I was near to fainting from burning feet and not enough water so standing in line against a window was a good idea. I made it through the long line and ordered and enjoyed the slight air conditioning while Glenn got the books he was after. I got out of line with our drinks and was out on the cobblestones when Glenn got back. Perfect timing!
 Walking around in direct sun during the strongest hours of sunlight = one lobster redhead. Not fun.
We eventually made it home for the night. Two very tired and sunburnt lil vegemites.

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