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Thursday, March 22, 2007

birthday wishes to my love from far away...

Its my WONDERFUL husbands birthday TOMORROW!!! and i just wanted to post a pic of him doing what he loves best to honor this very special day. its his last year in his 20s (hes turning 29 tomorrow!!! heehee!) and hes wayyyyyy out in the middle of nowhere STILL working his tush off (so far i think they are at like 60 somthing days in a row working on the pipeline in the freezing cold!) anyways, i cant be with him on his birthday but i am going to go see him in a couple of days for a visit and to celebrate but in the mean time here is a post to comemerate the greatest husband there is and the best friend i have EVER had. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH BABE! happy birthday!!!

JoBen and his best friend- his surf board!

us on our wedding day- best day ever

the most handsom man alive!

my hunky surfer boy!... relaxin in elsalvedor

Psalm 139
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.
1 O LORD, you have searched me
and you know me.
2 You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar.

3 You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways.

4 Before a word is on my tongue
you know it completely, O LORD.

5 You hem me in—behind and before;
you have laid your hand upon me.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
too lofty for me to attain.

7 Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?

8 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, [a] you are there.

9 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,

10 even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.

11 If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,"

12 even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you.

13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.

14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.

15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place.
When I was woven together in the depths of the earth,

16 your eyes saw my unformed body.
All the days ordained for me
were written in your book
before one of them came to be.

17 How precious to [b] me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!

18 Were I to count them,
they would outnumber the grains of sand.
When I awake,
I am still with you.

playing dress up in his sisters bridesmaid dress BEFORE it was altered.... it was wayyyyyyy to big for her but apperantly a perfect fit for him! hes so funny.

doin what he does best... surfing in costa rica!!!

at a resort we stayed at in spain on our honeymoon and below with a silly gaurd in London also on our honeymoon...

a pic of Jo-Ben driving along the beach in the back of a pick up tuck in costa rica on a surf trip to witches rock for his birthday last year... cant believe a whole year has gone by since then.... heres to another great one to come... love you sweetie!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007


>1) Towne Cinnema Centre
>2) catering weddings
>3) Moxies
>4) Treeplanting
>1) The Notebook
>2) Hope Floats
>3) Serindipity
>4) Twister
ha all girly movies..
>1) Abbotsford, BC
>2) Maple Ridge, BC
>3) Medicine Hat, AB
>4) Santa Teresa/Mal Pais, Costa Rica
>1) The Office
>2) Heros
>3) Gilmore Girls
>4) any home reno/ decorating show
>1) California
>2) All over Europe- Switzerland, England, Italy, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Austria, etc....
>3) Costa Rica & Niciragua
>4) North Carolina
>1) myspace
>2) hotmail
>3) facebook
>4) blogger
>1) any kind indian food & south east asian food
>2) spanish influenced food expecially payeya oooo and civiche and vegitarian cassado
>3) any tropical fruit
>4) moms menno food,blueberry verenichia, fleish pershki, zerumph platz, roll chuckien, chielche... hahah pretty sure they are all spelled phenetically (sp?)
>1) anywhere with my husband
>2) santa teresa/ mal pais, costa rica
>3) fiji
>4) thailand, vietnam, cambodia
>Four of your favorite CD's
>1) Sufjan Stevens - Come on feel the Illinoise
>2) Gyspy Kings- Greatest Hits
>3) Justin Timberlake- FutureSex/LoveSounds
>4) Nelly Furtado- Loose
>Four of your Favorite Books
>1) Life of Pi
>2) all James Patterson books
>3) A Complicated Kindness
>4) Shes Come Undone

Monday, March 19, 2007

My Visual DNA test

Wednesday, March 14, 2007


well im all packed(minus some everyday things like my computer and some clothes and makeup) but im nearly ready to go! im heading out one week from friday and then technically my summer vacation begins! its going to be an interesting summer.... thats for sure. im not sure if i am going to be able to fit allllll of our stuff that we brought plus our futon mattress and our new computer in the car so i am taking a trip to three hills to drop some stuff off at jobens boss' house and...

to look at this house! we found this lil ol house online and i have been in corespondance with the real estate agent and i am going to go take a look at it for us to potentially buy and move into this summer. its super old (circa 1926) and we are looking forward to renoing the entire inside (well most of it anyways) which will be a fun (and tireing!) project.... im pumped. its all just in the begining stages but i think it would be fun to flip a house with my hubby.

THIS is what i want the bathroom to look like! hahaha i know, i know. im getting a little ahead of myself but i cant help it! i REALLY hope everything works out! ill keep ya posted...

Friday, March 09, 2007

MOVING again....

well its that time again!
we moved to medicine hat in august specifically for Jo-Bens new career and i KNEW that we would eventually be moving in the not so distant future but its kinda crept up on me and its here! our cute little basement suite is in shambles... the only thing that is in order is the bathroom (oh how i will miss my claw foot tub!) and my kitchen (pictured)! i posted two pics of my desk and the eating area which are just covered in stuff needing to be packed or thrown away (i realized we keep way too much junk, papers, etc!) and im not EVEN going to post a pic of our bedroom, what a disgrace... im basicly posting these pics in hopes my sister will show my mom and i will drive her crazy from a whole province away! awesome. well, we were semi situated here but its time to move on and be gypsies again! we have travelled pretty much throughout our first two years of marriage and im getting pretty good at it but i am pretty much ready to have all of our stuff in one place and really feel at peace about being somewhere. in a couple of weeks i am heading to bc where i will stay at my brother and sister in laws for most of the summer housesitting while they do another summer of planting (last one josh?!) and my husband will be here there and everywhere this summer... a little bit finishing work in alberta... joining me in bc... up north to pg to plant for a few weeks (in which hes wrangled me into planting for TWO.... ONLY TWO!!!) and then back down to the valley for some fun in June. at the end of june we are packing up all of our stuff into a uhal trailer and heading back to albeta (only a little farther north this time!) to three hills where i think we will be living for the next two years or so. We are hoping to buy a house in red deer and build a house in costa rica right after that. VERY exciting plans but for now i must pack up and in a couple of weeks be on my way to being a mobile person again! what an adventure we will have to tell our kids one day! ANYWAYS, here are some pics for your laughing/viewing enjoyment of my chaotic life right now!

Thursday, March 08, 2007

SUGAR FREE, GLUTEN FREE, WHEAT FREE, DAIRY FREE... chick it out (aimee this blog is for you :) )

Hey all! so, i was watching Martha Stewart late last night and she featured this lady who owns a bakery on the lower east side in Manhattan called Baby Cakes. Apperantly this place is for all kinds of people who have all kinds of food allergies. On the show they made the most delicious lookng chocholate cupcakes and a cinnamon loaf. The desserts seriously looked absolutly scrumptious and they were made from things like hummous flour insted of ap flour and zyanthane gum insted of sugar & canola oil insted of butter oh and my favorite applesauce insted of eggs. all of their stuff is gluten free, sugar free, wheat free and vegan... i dont have food alergies but i do have lots of friends and friends of friends who do (expecially people on here ... *ahem, klassens*) so i thought that this would be an AWESOME site for those of you to check out! i dont think that they have recipies online yet and i havent browsed the entire site yet but i do know you can order from them and she did mention on martha that a cook book was in the works. ALSO if you look on Martha Stewart online there is a link to the two recipies that they made so you could copy them from there. anyways, hope i was of come help passing this info along! Ill post the links below... have a good day everyone!!!

ps- 16 more days till i have our place packed up here in Medicine Hat and i go see my honey way up north! & 7 days after that i will be back in BC pretty much till july!!! YAY! so very excited!

Baby Cakes Bakery:

A link on the Baby Cakes website to view the segments on Martha Stewart and the magazines that they have been featured in :

Link to the recipie of the brownie cupcakes on MS online: (you can click and watch the video on this page too!)

Link to the recipie of the cinnamon loaf on MS online: (you can click and watch the video on this page too!)

also on this show (for all of you out there who LOVE LOVE LOVE refined sugar) is a cute idea for candy topiarie trees for parties and stuff... Ralph Laurens daughter shows how to make them on the show with all kinds of candy... would be really cute & different for a kids party!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

just an update!

WOW. i cant believe we are comming into the second week of march here... my birthday was on the 1st which started the first of many exciting months to come!
it was a great day... i thought it was going to be the worst considering that last year i spent my birthday with my incredable husband in costa rica on a quadding adventure that he planned out including a picnic on the beach and a suprise upclose and personal with a goup of howler monkeys... dinner on a cliff and a panoramic view of the sunset... it wasnt anything close to last years birthday but it was great all the same.
i got awesome happy birthday helium balloons from the people upstairs and beautiful flowers sent to me by my husband (who is out of town for work) i went out for lunch and a massage with my good friend echo and out for coffee with her later as well. it was just a great, relaxing day. and i got TONS of phone calls, emails and blog comments (thanks!) i am truley blessed.
exciting news: we have decided to go to mexico in october... i know its kind of a long way away but its exciting all the same. we have travelled ALLOT these past few years (about 20 countries in 2 years i think i counted!) but we usually do it backpacking style so its going to be really fun to go to a really nice resort which neither of us have done besides the one we stayed at in spain that our friends work at. its called Riu resort in Peurta Vallarta & apperantly its like a 5 1/2 star resort. i dont know for sure but i saw pics on the web site and it is AMAZING looking. we are going for my parents good friends (uncle george and auntie caroline) 25th anniversary where they are going to renew their vows to each other... they are even having a little wedding and everything and there are like over 50 people going. the plane ride there is going to be NUTS. anways, its going to be AWESOME & a blast and i can't wait. my poor husband more than deserves a break after working so hard for all of these months out of town and everything.
in other news... next week i have to give my two weeks notice to work because in three weeks from today i get to go see Jo-Ben!!! yay! and then drive out to B.C where i am spending most of the summer (helping my cousin Jess plan her wedding which i am almost more excited for than my own!, catching up with fam and friends, going to the cabin, etc, etc) Jo-Ben will be tree planting for 5 weeks from may-begining of June and ill be visiting periodically up in PG but spending most of the time in the valley where he will join me untill the end of june when we will pack up ALLLLLL of our stuff and move out to Alberta for the big move. we are going to be living in Three Hills which we are not thrilled about but its just for probably a couple of years till he gets to run his own truck (his boss Rod lives in Three hills) and then we are thinking we will buy a house in Red Deer. we love it there and think its a great place to make our home base (where we can go when we arent in costa rica which we plan on being the majority of the year if all goes as planned!) so yeah... feels like this month really started the ball rolling for everything.
i cant believe joben has been gone for over 2 months already... it hasnt been easy by any means but its almost over and it feels like expecially the last month has flowen by! i am SO excited for this upcomming year and this month has kick started it... its going to be a very good year, we are SO incredably blessed... cant wait to see what happens!
anyway, have a great day all you bloggers! im off to bed.