Wednesday, October 30, 2019

What's Up Wednesday

What we're eating this week...
Sunday - Ramen from Kinton Ramen
Monday - Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Tuesday - Chicken a la king on tea biscuits
Wednesday - Leftover chicken
Thursday - Baked Chicken Tacos
Friday - Salmon and roasted vegetables
Saturday - not sure yet

What I'm reminiscing about...
We closed on our first house on Halloween in 2008.  I remember getting the key and going there that day.  We didn't move our furniture in right away because we painted the whole thing first.  I remember the next Halloween when we gave out candy for the first time in our new home.  I can't remember how many people we got, but it wasn't a lot.  And then the next year we had baby E with us to hand out the candy.  I can't help but share this photo again this year.

And for fun, here is our attempt at recreating the pose with Q.  Slightly more active at 1 month old, as opposed to 10 day old E. 

What I'm loving...
I honestly can't get enough of the fall colours, I don't remember them being this good last year.

What we've been up to...
Celebrating birthdays.  Q turned 3 at the end of September and E turned 8 last week.  They are so fun!

What I'm dreading...
I try not to hate on any one season (*coughwinter*) so I will say instead that I am dreading the end of this beautiful fall weather we have been enjoying.  I like that I don't need to wear gloves and a hat yet, and some days I can get away with a blazer instead of a big jacket.

What I'm working on...
Getting E's passport renewed, making sure we all get our flu shots (Q and I got ours on Monday), getting ready for my trip next week, and carving our pumpkins for Halloween.

What I'm excited about...
Dave had a successful year at work and that means we get to go on another trip.  Last year we went to Barcelona and this year we get to go to Hawaii.  The work trip is at the Four Seasons on Oahu and we plan on going a few days early to explore another island, probably Maui.  We have never been to Hawaii before so this will a very exciting trip!  My Blue Crush dreams are coming true, I mean, I won't be hooking up with a football player (hah!) but I would love to try surfing.

What I'm watching/reading...
We are watching Mindhunter, David Chang's new show on Netflix, The Great Canadian Baking Show, and the Raptors!  Welcome back champs!

I shared my October reads on Monday, lots of good ones that kept me turning pages.  Right now I'm reading The Light We Lost.

What I'm listening to...
Tegan and Sara.  I read their book this month and I'm enjoying their music now, and don't forget their Lego movie hit, Everything is Awesome (yes that's them!).

  What I'm doing this weekend...
Getting my hair cut, taking our photos for our Christmas card, and that's about it!  And don't forget to set your clocks back!

What I'm looking forward to next month...
My trip to San Francisco and the start of the Christmas season!

What else is new...
Our basement renovation is coming together.  Dave has been working hard and he is ready to put the flooring down.  It will be so nice to have another living space.

Linking up with Shay and Sheaffer


  1. What fond memories of E's first Halloween! And Q is a cutie, too! Everything is Awesome! Love it! I didn't realize it was Sara and Tegan.

  2. Yay for golfing at Turtle Bay at the Four seasons!! It will be a great trip!

    1. I realized after I wrote this, that Turtle Bay is not Four Seasons. Four Seasons does, however, share a lagoon with Disney Aulani :)

  3. Awww... those first Hallowe'en pictures are SO CUTE!!! And yes, the fall colours are just incredible this year. Thanks for the reminder to get our flu shots -- I've had the flu twice and I'm don't want to mess with it again.

    And now I'm off to read your October reads post...

  4. Yay for Hawaii!! I've always wanted to go there. Those Halloween pictures are just darling.