Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Thought I'd put a little update, on here to let you know that the hubs and I are heading to New York City for a few days. Lots of great stuff is going on lately but I feel that I haven't gotten the time to blog about it. Will bring you up to speed upon our return.

Promise I'll be back soon!

Monday, June 28, 2010

It's Melting...

This past weekend was fun and HOT! We had to escape to the beach for some good ocean breeze. The kids all rushed to the ice cream truck for some refreshments. Here they are enjoying it AND wearing it! LOL!!! 

Cute little faces full of yummy ice cream :)

Thankfully we have tents when we go to the beach cuz that sun sure beats down on you. The water was cold that day?! Weird... I know. Even the kids said it was chilly and would stay between sandbars. Ha!
The hubs playing ball with his BFF ;)
Well, I'm heading to bed. It's a BIG day tomorrow. Immigration... here we come!

Sweet Abigail!!!

My very first goddaughter has arrived!!! Isn't she so darn cute?! My brother's little girl was born Saturday at 11:41pm. Abigail was 7lbs 13oz and 18in long. She's a perfect little peanut! This bundle of joy will make June 26 even more joyous and meaningful. 
What a great day ♥ 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Fun visit with T :)

Tracey and Aaron left to return home to New Brunswick, Canada. We had a great visit with them! Don't you just hate when it's your last day on a trip. You hope the time passes very slowly because you are not ready to go back to work. Ugh!

The past few days were great. Here we are lazying around at our community pool.

Let me give you a quick tour of our community pool.

It kinda feels like a little resort without the free food and drinks HA!

The boys in the water while the girls are poolside sunbathin'
A distorted picture of my feet in the pool. Luckily you can't tell that I'm in bad need of a pedicure lol!! ;)

After dinner, we drove to the beach to hang with the waves.

Well I'm off... Gotta go take care of the weeds outside! Happy Friday :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Adventures in shopping in the USA!

During T's visit, we did what girls do best... Shop(!) Here we are at the St-Augustine outlets just having a great old time. Tracey always finds the best deals EVER. I'm not kidding you, she left yesterday with a whole new wardrobe that included 7 sweater shirts and like 7 pairs of shoes!! It took some good strategizing to fit everything in her suitcase. But she did it! Fabulous work Trace ♥

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Where dreams come true...

Spent a day at Disney World this week with Tracey and Aaron. We had a blast! The hubs couldn't come due to prior commitments - Boo! Anywho... My favorite part of the day was riding a car in the Haunted Mansion (in A/C) HA! It was like a bazillion degrees in Orlando but we managed ;)

When I see Cinderella's Castle, it's like words cannot describe the feeling. It's so magical and truly earns the name "Magic Kingdom". Here I am living the kid in me! Yup, I'm a nut that way.

Aaron & Tracey posin'!

During the Disney parade, we were able to snap a few of these shots.

Leaning on a garbage can here (yes, I know... blaaah!). The top of this can was probably hot enough to cook an egg. No joke! It burnt my hand. Who knows why I'm smiling?? OUTCH!

Saw these funny elephants along the jungle cruise.

In front of Minnie's home!

The majority of our time was spent at Magic Kingdom, however, we did venture off that night. We went to Downtown Disney. Here I am doing "The Electric Slide" with a group of random people. I love to dance so when I saw a crowd hoppin', I jumped right in!

"One hop this time"
"Sliiiiide to the right"

Everybody clap your hands....

...with Mickey & Minnie

My date for the evening since the hubs couldn't join us lol!! Thanks Buzz ;)

FYI: As we walked around Magic Kingdom, we kept smelling amazing vanilla waffle cone odors. It was scent from a machine. "Smellitzers" are scattered throughout various Disney stores and they release candy like aromas that are artificial just outside the doorway or even in rides. This is all part of tempting guests in. Darn thing worked on us. We walked right in and bought cotton-candy, candy apples and ice cream. Yum!

T'was a M-A-G-I-C-A-L day!!!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Citizenship Update!

Like I said in my last blog, I have GREAT news... My immigration interview has finally been rescheduled for this month WOOHOO! It was suppose to happen back in March but Adam couldn't leave during playoffs. I'm so darn excited to have this pressure lifted off my shoulders.

The reason why it worried me so much, is that I feared it being scheduled during Adam's hockey season again. He absolutely must be present as my petitioning spouse and getting time off from hockey is almost impossible. But it worked out perfectly and I'm SO thankful and blessed!!

Did you know that once you begin the immigration process, you aren't allowed to leave the country until they give you permission to? That's why Adam and I were apart last hockey season. But this season, I'm approved and ready to go. Yeah!

This journey, certainly was unique. It made me feel like a bad person?! I'm not kidding you. They interrogate you like you are a criminal - like you are doing something wrong. When in fact, we were doing everything right, honestly and by the books. I would say it's like "Guilty until proven innocent". Yes, I know it's backwards. Just saying.

Anywho, it's a big positive this week and we're so happy!! I'm seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I'll give you another update once the couple's interview is completed. Wish us luck :)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Vince Carter

The chance finally came when we tried Vince Carter's new restaurant this week!
I could tell right when I walked through the door that I'd like this place. Something about the ambiance and decor that was really nice and cozy. Our waiter was nice and our food was yummy so it was worth the drive!! Posing while we wait for the rest of our group.
There's just no words to describe how happy I am to be with my hubby! Oh...I will reveal GREAT news shortly so stay tune!! =)

BFFs ♥
Our table! Vince Carter's mom was sitting at the table next to us. She is one pretty lady!
These kiddos, Riley & Trey, are such great kids. They skate once in a while with the hubs! We found some hockey fans in the heart of Florida ~ Woohoo!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Hurry... Run!

I'm telling you... When these kiddos heard the ice cream truck, they made a run for it! Clay sitting on Adam's shoulders with a huge smile on his face and Riley putting on a full sprint.

My New Brunswick peeps chilling out under the beach tent. The Florida sun can be a bit much ☼While on the beach, we "took over" this castle. Don't worry, it was a friendly invasion of course lol!!! It was probably the best sand castle I've ever seen.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tracey in Florida!

Who arrived on Friday night...? One of my best friends ever =) Tracey and I have been friends for years and years. Obviously, I didn't grow up with a sister, so T was the closes I would ever get. She is awesome! I am not looking forward to her departure but shhht I have her vacationing out here for a whole week...! Just couldn't get any better. The opportunity to hang out all week ~ such a gift!!! So glad you're here girl ♥