Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Watch out! The Huggy Monster and StrawbStrawb are after you!

Sunny and I are on our way to Canada this morning! Yes it's finally here! Time to get to Toronto for the shower/stagette and to pick the wedding dress! We are so excited to see all of our family and friends for the next 2 weeks! Yahoooooooo!

See you soon! Like really soon!

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sunny's first bath

Goodmorning everybody! Just wanted to share some more cute pictures we took of Sunny the first day we got her.

We picked up Sunny on Feb 13th, brought her home and promptly gave her a bath. She was pretty dirty from hanging out with her 5 brothers and sisters and Mom in the tiny kitchen of the breeder for 8 weeks. Sunny was interested in the water at first but that quickly turned to fear! Poor little monkey! She never cried or barked just tried as hard as she could to get the hell out of there!
But we got the job done and she was happy as a pig in a blanket all clean and smelling good for our Valentines dinner later that night.

Love and Hugs

Monday, March 21, 2011

32 is the new...........????!!

Well March 5th came and went for another year! Yup folks that's right, I'm 32 years old! Wozers! I thought I would feel a lot older than I do right now!
Vince, Sunny and I went to a wine bar/bistrot called Autour d'un verre in the 9th. Pretty aweome place except for the hipsters and bobo invasion. But that's alright. The prices were cheap and the food amazing. It was just the birthday I had imagined, me, my love and our dog, a glass of wine and an early night with no hangover the next day. Pure 32 year old happiness!
What are your birthday plans this year?

Love and Hugs

Friday, March 18, 2011

Our girl is growing!

Alrighty Sunny that's enough now. We get it, your independant and all that. Please stop sticking your cute little front feetsies out of your carrying bag like this. And FYI getting bigger is not necessarily better. I say stay little and young forever! Never grown old! eh?! What do you say? Deal? No deal?

Love and Hugs

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Veil of all Veils

Mom has ordered my veil! I think I am more excited about the veil than the dress! It's so magically beautiful and completely out of my fairy tail little girl mind! I can't believe it! Me, Mom and Dad went to the flagship store of it's maker in Paris last December and tried it on. Mom wanted to buy it on the spot just like the dress and just like the dress I said No! hold on lets wait and think about it and of course Mom is always right. We ended up ordering it 3 months later just like the dress!

I can't wait for you guys to see it! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! The veil! The veil! The VEIL!!!!

Love and Hugs

image from here, originally found here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Conversations between doggies

This phot0 of Ozzy and Maggie is called, "Wait, Let me get this gum out of my mouth." by Brian Burke who also runs the daycare Back in the Pack in Calgary where the two bullies are at.

This is what Brian thinks they were talking about:

"Maggie was waiting for Ozzy to tell her what life at the daycare was like. This was the first time that our two bulldog clients were in on the same day and Maggie had made a pretty long list of items she wanted answers to. The problem was that Ozzy wouldn't spit his wad of red gum out and by the end of the day Maggie didn't get a single question answered."

HAHA! Do you ever wonder what animals are talking about? I do all the time!

Love and Hugs

YoYo from the Strawb!

A little hello from Sunny for your wednesday pick me up!
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Quick Meditation by Russell Scott

Sit comfortably with your back straight and take in a deep breath. As you let it out, sigh and let your body relax. Do this three times. Close your eyes. Begin to ask yourself this question: "What's true about me?"
Start off by noticing the obvious:
  • You are breathing.
  • You are sitting.
  • You have a body.
  • You have a mind that can speak to you.
  • You have a heart that beats.
Let yourself notice more:
  • You have a place to live.
  • You have some income.
  • You have some friends.
  • You have a companion.
  • You have a family you care for.

Keep taking it further. The things you notice and observe may grow subtler. You may notice that the truth about you is that you have life in your body. And even though you struggle at times, you still haven't given up.
  • There's still hope.
  • There's goodness in you.
  • There's a desire to treat others well.
  • You want to love and you want others to love you.
  • Kindness is there.
After ten minutes, notice if you are feeling more energy. Observe if you are experiencing more things about yourself that you may normally take for granted. You'll find that you should be feeling a little bit more alive.

Why does this simple meditation work?

Because we deny so much about ourselves, that denial shuts down the very thing about us that gives us life. It denies the very thing that wants to radiate from us, the very thing that people really like about us. It denies who we really are! Because we all want to live from our reality, and not from falsehood, phoniness or inauthenticity, it's the truth of ourselves that we need to live within and what we must learn to embody and present. Living our truth gives us life and gives everyone we meet life.

Be you to fullness,

Russell Scott

Hi guys, I had to repost this on behalf of Mr. Scott because to me this is such a simple beautiful meditation and a wonderful way to connect and heal yourself everyday. I often do this to calm myslef down from aniexty too. Try it out. It works!

Love and Hugs

Monday, March 14, 2011

The stress of turning 3.

Little sweet Lise turned three years old last Saturday and we were there to help her celebrate! Lots of presents including a scooter, stickers and hello kitty p.j.'s and her family and cake made the day extra special. That was until it came time to blow out the candles....dun dun dun!! Lise was apprehensive at first but with a little help from her Dad she got er done!
What a big girl you are Lise!
We miss you already and love you so much!
Love and Hugs

Sunny at Grandma Klein's!

This is the Miss Sunny after a long afternoon is their garden running a muck! As you can tell the mud pile was her favourite haunt! That little bad monkey monster of ours!
More pictures to come.....

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Offline for a bit.....

Hi guys, the new apartment doesn't have internet yet! We're working on it and should have it installed next week sometime. Hang in there with me! It's going to be tough week without you!
Be back here and on email soon!
We're moving in toooooniighhhhTTTT!!!!!
Love and Hugs

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

I am clearly a Dummy......

and NOT the pack leader according to Miss Sunny. She was awake at 11:40, 1:40, 4:40, 6:05 and then I don't know cause my brain shut down until 9am. Puppy training is hard man!

But it's all worth it. She is the sweetest little strawberry. And we're moving tomorrow. So there will be a whole new apartment for her to investigate and smell and secret poop on and maybe this might be a fresh start for practicing my crappy puppy training skills? Whew I hope so! Momma need some sleep girlfriend.

Love and Hugs

Monday, March 7, 2011

Lets get packing!

That's it we are out of here! We finally found our permanent apartment! Holy cow that was hard but harder is the packing and cleaning and moving. URGH! I hate it! I feel like we have been doing it for the 3.5 years non stop, wait we have!
But the fun part is exploring our new corner of Paris (the 13th arrondissement) and decorating! (hello Ikea!) and then comes the time where we sit on the couch and wait for you guys to come and visit!
So get packing people! The RER B train arrives direct from CDG airport and then it's just a ten minute walk to our door!
Pictures to come.......
Love and Hugs

Friday, March 4, 2011

It's Friday! Lets go shopping!

Birthday Girl
Birthday Girl by SentimentalSuitcase featuring a vera wang necklace

Tomorrow's my birthday and I feel like shopping! I think I actually might leave Sunny home alone for the first time ever. I don't want to confine her to her carrying bag for that long. And I always get the shopping bug around my b-day! So after lunch, watch out town, here I come!
What are you guys up to tonight?

Love and Hugs

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Forgot my camera that one time and what do I see?

.......Well a horse drawn recycling truck of course! In Laval, France they are taking the green initiative to the next level by using Horsey power for their recycling public projects! Isn't that cool? Oh man those Horses are beautiful in person!

Please come to France and see all this cool stuff with me!!

Love and Hugs

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


Panna Cotta and Spanish Tempranillo soaked berries!!!! What!What! I nearly spit out my coffee when I found this recipe! Amberlie I know you're going to love it! Two of your favourite things! (and me too!)
I miss you honey! Can't wait to see you in 3.5 weeks! AHHHHHHH!

Love and Hugs

P.S. Thanks so much to Khali's talented mom Cathy for coming up with this glorious recipe! I can't wait to try it myself! Cathy all of your recipes always look so divine!