Sunday, September 28, 2008

Sunday - post 3 - Hello Saturday, you make me happy

Ok - Hello post 3! You are all about my happy Saturday!

I was out VERY late Friday night with the girls that I used to work with - the Dream Team (minus Francine, she was sick). We went for an amazing Thai dinner to this little restaurant in Quebec and then back to Ginette's for a glass of wine and lots of chatter! It was so great to spend time with them again. I am happy when I'm with them, they are good eggs and they make me laugh.

Driving home wasn't too fun - it was rainy and dark and I was a REALLY bad accident - both cars looked like crumpled up pieces of paper. Fortunately everyone seemed to be ok and fortunately it was only 2 minutes from home for me!

We had a slow start to our day and then made our way shopping...Denis will become a Godfather to Tanya and Keith's baby Kyle today. He/we is/are so excited. I know he'll make a wonderful Godfather. First order of business, baptism gift. We went to our favourite store in the market - Mon Cadeau. I love purchasing baby gifts there. This was our first time venturing there since Little Pea so there was a bit of a lump in my throat the entire time but we got through.

We had seen an idea online for a basket with baptism goodies in it so we stole that idea and went with it!

We picked up a gorgeous picture frame (that you can write details on about the baptism) and a coin bank that also comes with a pen to write details about the baptism. We also picked him up a little stuffed bear that has a blankie attached but you can hide the blankie in the bear's belly.

To complete the basket we picked up a SUPERSOFT blanket at Costco (go figure) and an adorable sleeper.

The basket itself was purchased at Michaels.

The completed gift looks like this

We had a quick stop at Tallcrest (and I mean quick because there was no parking so D waited in the car for most of it)...where I was able to buy 2, yes 2 new pairs of shoes and order a third! When your feet are so big they need their own postal code, you snap up anything you can find! I was super happy that one pair was even on clearance.

I am so excited about my new pair of heels...when I put them on a few women in the store were like "wow, those look amazing" - so naturally I had to get them. And the good news is that D is STILL taller than me when I wear them!

We had a fun photo shoot when we got home with them - I was feeling sassy!

At Costco we mostly picked up "grown up" stuff like laundry and dish soap with a few vegetables thrown in but I did get these...

Chairs! Two of them - folding - for my studio! Poor Steph no longer has to sit on a dining room chair AND as long as we can make room on the tables, that means there is now room for two friends' bums to come and play!

We hadn't eaten all day and by this point we were STARVING so we shared yummy fajitas at Lonestar while planning out our next month! Next week is mom Turpin's birthday, the following weekend is Thanksgiving and the weekend after that is our 6 year "dating" anniversary. And yes, we still celebrate! AND... the weekend after that is the Vicki Boutin retreat in Smiths Falls with Lynn and Janet and maybe even a mystery guest (depending on her calendar)!

October is shaping up to be one great month!

Ok so back to our day...

Quick stop at Michael's for the basket and then a stop for something I have been craving for a few weeks. The reason I have been craving it is because so many people seem to be talking about "it" on their blogs. Particularly American bloggers (probably because Timmies isn't as big for them as it is here)...

The "it" I was craving was a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks. I am VERY happy to say she didn't disappoint. It was fall goodness in a cup. It was like I was drinking in the colourful leaves, crisp air and all things Thanksgiving in that one cup.

As if that wasn't enough, I got the greatest little saying on my cup...

Isn't that the truth - one word (or in our case one virtual smile) can change your life in ways you never imagined and suddenly that "happily ever after" is your reality.

Our day didn't end there! We came home, unpacked and had some fun with the camera. I much prefer my "feet" shots to my head shots but what can you do? I posting them, for fun, even though I was looking pretty rough! The funny this is I really liked my hair in the car about a half hour before these were taken. But then, I unloaded the car and ran up and down the stairs a few dozen times (or so it seemed) and suddenly my hair wasn't looking too hot.

Very serious

And trying to be sassy but really just pumped up on pumkin spice loveliness...

In the 50 or so shots D took I looked like I was stoned in about 48 of them. So this shot was my attempt at keeping my eyes open...

And a few self portraits with my camera and our new Ikea mirror...

Here she is - the new Ikea mirror to fill up some space in the front entrance...

My evening had a few unexpected surprises. Good surprises. Great surprises...

My plan was to work on submitting some of my layouts to magazines. I worked on that but also had a great chat with Steph AND with the lovely Chris and Cawi all pumped up on ROCKSTAR, champagne and goodness knows what else. It's pretty funny to speak to a few girls who are hyped up on Rockstar when you are sober (my latte buzz had worn off by this point). Cawi *tried* to read me my numerology report. Hilarious. I sure wanted to be with them last night.

When I hung up with them it was late. REALLY late. Note to self: if you want to have any sort of credibility, do not submit your work in the middle of the night when you are feeling a bit sleepy and out of it. I think I had to write about a dozen e-mails or so. I think I got about 3 of them right on the first try. In most of them I forgot to add the picture, until I finally developed a "system" and started by adding the picture. I was VERY proud of myself that I had remember only to realise that I hit send without adding page details such as products used. I really should have just quit but I didn't and I somehow managed to get the submissions done. I'm going to try and get a few more pages done this week before the deadlines are here.

I feel like I'm SO behind in my creating. I still have 2 assignments to finish from Got Sketch PLUS my new class starts this week AND I want to work on layouts for submission. I have a feeling I'm going to be in the studio a lot this week and I can't wait!

Well, I need to get ready.

Have a great Sunday lovelies.

I'll try to post pictures of a few layouts I did at Navcan later...


Rachel said...

OMG Laurie... I just loved this post... You need a scrap "A Day in the life of!" page..

Love your SASSY shoes... and pics of you... and thanks alot.. I was so good with chillin in my jamies all day until i read about the pumpkin spice latte.... Now I see a starbucks visit in my near future...LMAO


BeeBopp23 said...

I love that mirror! You have great colors in your house!

Kataroo said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THE SHOES PICS!!!!! I WANT I NEED TO SCRAP THEM!!! Your head shots are beautiful, you have such beautiful eyes and are such a striking girl. You and Stephanie really must turn heads when your together.

Stay funny said...

va va vooommmmmmmmm
wow~! Lvoe your new shoes!!! D did an amazing job with the photos!
And ouffff those pics of you are fabulous! Yeahhhhh a chair for my little "bum" when I come and scrap - Thanks!!!!
What a beautiful basket, hope the parents loved it!