Monday, October 31, 2011

New(s)

I have been taking pictures galore so here is an update, in the form of many pictures.

About a month ago, our new dressers finally arrived. This marks the first time I have ever owned new dressers (as I kid I had an antique, which I love, and is now Kamden's). I don't count the "new" Jysk (aka crap) dressers we bought about 5 years ago. a) Because they are now broken and useless and b) do I really need another reason?

Our room

Instead of those dinky night stands with like, what two teeny drawers, we opted for full chests. Our bed is like 15 feet tall so I think it works. And I need the storage, trust me. (Jay off handedly suggested I buy fewer clothes. Pshaw)

Girly side

My side of the bed is slightly girly. The flower box was made by Kamden for Mother's Day last year and the rest I have accumulated over the last couple years.

View from our bed

This bad boy has 10 drawers. Yes, 10. And the bottom four are HUGE. And sadly, I filled them all. And I go back and forth on updating the photos here. The majority are from our trip to the Bahamas way back in 2008. But the boys are so stinking cute so I just haven't brought myself to update them.

Manly side

Jay's side. More manly. Well at least the wood figures carved by his Grandad anyway.

This past week, I zipped to Vancouver (and I have the bags under my eyes to prove it) for a work course. I stayed out at UBC with a friend, who fed me amazing food every night. Must tries if you are in the Vancouver area - The Flying Beaver (Mahi Mahi with coconut curry sauce - yum is an understatement), Chronic Taco (oh my word. you must try the Mahi Mahi (see a theme?) taco), it will change your life, and The Banana Leaf (the appie sampler was amazing. I even ate the calamari and if you know me, you know that is WAY out of my comfort zone).

Wow, that was a tangent. I wrote all that just to tell you about the leaf Jack is holding. Cathy and I were out for a run when I found this huge maple leaf. I hid it under a sign so we could come back and find it later. She found this quite hilarious since the campus was covered in leaves. But they were not all this big is my story and I am sticking to it.

That is a real leaf. No joke!

I mean, it is huge, right? Also of note is the fact that it made it home in my suitcase in one piece.

Boo!

And of course the pumpkins. My favourite part of Halloween, hands down. Used to be the chocolate but now two or three and I have a headache. Getting healthy and fit is awesome but I do miss the ability to consume copious amounts of chocolate.

And that is a wrap for now (ie bedtime for Kami).

Kami, out.

9 comments:

Ashley said...

I'm with ya on the halloween candy! I can't have it because of allergies and because my inner trainer (the one who kicks me out of bed every morning at 5:30) won't let me. But every now and again I miss the days of two hours on the couch a bag of potato chips on one side, chocolate bar on the other and a Coke in hand.....sigh. Good thing living longer, having more quality to life with our beautiful girls and fitting into smaller sizes is a better reward. It is better right?

Angella said...

I love the room! And the photos! And DUDE. I love that you brought the leaf home. :)

nicole said...

I love your room! The wall color is lovely. Nice new furniture. And yes, that is a big leaf. I need to work our more because I can still eat far too much chocolate.

Elaine A. said...

That IS an enormous leaf, oh my gosh!!! I would SO do something like that - pick it up and bring it home - ha!

LOVE your awesome pumpkins. I fogot to take a pic of the Harry Potter one Tim carved. Guess we'll have to re-light it tonight... :)

Elaine A. said...

Oh and your bedroom is so pretty - good for you on all the awesome storage!

Mrs. Wilson said...

Your room looks amazing!! And that leaf? I would have brought it home, too. SO BIG!!! I like the pumpkins at Halloween, too. (We ditched out on handing out candy and trick-or-treating, since I hate that part.) (Little kids are cute, but we get mostly big rude greedy kids.)

blairsboys said...

Wow, your bedroom is gorgeous! I love the colours, and the dark wood furniture, and the fact that you don't have books cluttering up your bedside tables (I'm guessing you can keep junk like that in the drawers). Our room could totally do with a revamp. SIGH.

Stacie's Madness said...

love your bedroom, it's like out of a magazine!!! that leaf is HUGE...and the pumpkins are GREAT. :)

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

I love that you brought him a leaf. That is Awesome.

Your room looks great! And it's soooo clean. That's the best part...