Friday, October 14, 2011

Happy Birthday BETSY!!

On October 11th, Betsy the Danger Doggy turned 2!!!!!

Betsy, you are a handful and then some.  But we love you just the same! Happy Birthday Pup-a-Lup!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Yesterday, October 11th, marked my & J's second wedding anniversary (and Betsy's second birthday.  More on that later!).  It seems like just yesterday we were embarking on this new chapter of our lives- and I couldn't be happier with the little family we have created for ourselves!
Some pics just 'cause. (courtesy of the incredible Sakura Photography!) 

J's Lucky Day.

Why? Because I felt like spoiling him.  So last Friday, I cooked his most favourite meal.  Ribs with mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Z's favourite Toy!

Zia Susy saved this toy that J's Nonna gave to him when he was a baby.  It quickly became one of Z's favourites!!

Friday, October 7, 2011

50 Books in 2011: September Update

So, I seriously failed last month, which is perhaps why I have delayed posting this for so long. I only read 1 book.  Yes, just 1 book.  I haven't read this few books since... ever.   I am a bit embarrassed to admit it even.  I blame it on Z's increased movement, leading to my lack of free time combined with the fact that I really couldn't get into this book (that I had high hopes for.)

1. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
2. Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling
3. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
4. Room by Emma Donoghue
5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner
6. The Scorch Trials by James Dashner
7. Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach
8. Life by Keith Richards
9. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
10. State of Fear by Michael Crichton
11. Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk
12. Unbearable Lightness: A story of loss and gain by Portia de Rossi
13. It Could Happen to You: A Diary of Pregnancy and Beyond by Martha Brockenbrough
14. The Favourite Game by Leonard Cohen
15. Beautiful Losers by Leonard Cohen
16. Julie and Julia 365 Days 524 recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen by Julie Powell
17. Memoirs of a Geisha by Aurthur Golden
18. The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove by Christopher Moore
19. The World According to Garp by John Irving
20. The Secret Daughter by Shilpi Samaya Gowda
21. Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
22. Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
23. My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler
24. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
25. The Help by Katherine Stockett
26. The Red Tent by Anita Diamant
27. Bossypants by Tina Fey
28. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
29. Are you there Vodka? It's me Chelsea by Chelsea Handler
30. Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
31. Dead Reckoning by Charlaine Harris
32. Lover Unleashed by J.R. Ward
33. Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
34. Half Broke Horses: A True-Life Novel by Jeannette Walls
35. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
36. The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin
37. Coyote Blue by Christopher Moore
38. A Secret Kept by Tatiana de Rosnay
39. When God was a Rabbit by Sarah Winman
40. The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephanie Meyer
41. The Paris Wife by Paula Mclain
42. A Stolen Life: A Memoir by Jaycee Dugard
43. The Good Daughters by Joyce Maynard
44. Just Kids by Patti Smith

45.  The Kid by Sapphire

Thursday, October 6, 2011


So, I have this friend who always insists we play JENGA when we are visiting.  So, I promised I'd make a JENGA post one day :)

I haven't played this game since I was a kid, and I have to admit, it is a lot of fun (especially after a few beers :) )

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Big Z: 6 Months!

Thinking about Zoey turning 6 months old actually made me tear up.  While it hasn't been THAT long, it has been forever, and I can't imagine life without her!!

 Not only that... but she can do all sorts of new tricks in the past month. (Don't mind some of the crappy cell phone pics!!)

Holding my Own Bottle!!

Crawling (oh goodness!) I should add, that this development has significantly decreased my productivity, reading, and blogging since I know spend half the day following her around!
Sitting up!!

And Just because I love this picture: