Monday, November 29, 2010

Dave Boarding

Turkey, Whistler, and Vancouver

I love long weekends especially when they involve traveling!

One of the perks of my job is free turkeys for Thanksgiving (odd I know), but we couldn't waste it soooo at 7pm Wednesday night I started cooking my 13 lb turkey.

I am pretty sure we got all the meat off
Since we were going to be on a bus for 6 hours the next day and it was Thanksgiving, we took some turkey with us and had turkey for lunch on Turkey Day! Thanks Vaupell
the gorgeous mountains
me in the Olympic rings
enjoying the snow hill with the kids
Whistler village
view from our room, yes that is a driving range across the street

relaxing in the hot tub while it was snowing all around us
on the mountain
my husband not showing any skin
love it

me and I still have eyes at this point
thinking about conquering the world

after dinner in the village
our Thanksgiving dinner, Mongolian
nighttime in the village

our living room

After leaving Whistler, we made a pit stop in Vancouver for the night. It was our friend, Mary's, birthday and it was a great ending to a perfect weekend!
playing video games with the Birthday girl
such a happy birthday girl
Davis driving the skytrain in Vancouver....Canadians would put a seat in that location knowing no one will be driving!

A short version of what I am thankful for: my loving husband who always makes me laugh, my wonderful family (I miss you all more than you know), my job (I finally got one and I love it), my dogs because they are super cute and keep me company while the husband travels, my house, and last but certainly not least all of my friends. I could go on but this is the short list!

Friday, November 26, 2010


Today was exhausting, we were one of the first people on the gondola at 8am when they opened and the only break we took was for lunch. It was a great day with lots of snow, the base is already 120 cm deep!! That's pretty awesome. We definitely had our fair share of brutal falls but nothing terrible, although we will be sore. After boarding all day we headed to the hot tub in the snow, what a great atmosphere! We head out tomorrow afternoon and will be spending the night in Vancouver with friends, I love holidays and long weekends ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

We're in Whistler

We made it, and luckily we rode the bus because we would have never made it in the Camry. It snowed almost our entire trip and we are guessing there is somewhere around 8 inches in the village. It's absolutely beautiful :) Our hotel is super cute and we have a fireplace, I love fireplaces. We had a Mongolian dinner in the village, but don't worry we did have turkey for lunch so we still had the American traditional Thanksgiving meal, kinda it was on a bus with pepperjack cheese and saltine crackers BUT it was yummy! We went to the grocery store and stocked up on foods to revitalize our bodies after tomorrow's all day workout. And now we are back in the room drinking none other than Crown and DP's....I did have a cup of hot cocoa first. I love hot chocolate while in PJs with snow outside :)

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Seattle Snow

Check out this video of the disasters that occur when hilly Seattle gets snow :)

Snowy/Icy Seattle Hills

Monday, November 22, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

New Skirt

Just a picture with it on

Davis' 27th

Last Tuesday was Davis' birthday and he was in New York so we didn't celebrate until Wednesday night when he returned. He got in at 11:30pm and I stayed awake and surprised him with cupcakes, yum!

This is how I wrapped his presents

Saturday we continued the birthday celebration with friends and headed out to bowl. We had 4 teams of 2, Davis and Jake won the first game and Joe and I won the second game!! It was a lot of fun and I think we have decided that we should go more often!

Davis' form
the boys minus Jake
Sushi's form
Freddo's form
Birthday Boy
Nisha's form
Paella, yum!
our prom picture
the gang at the restaurant
us with the pastry chef
I bake this cake and hadn't iced it when we arrived at the restaurant so the waiter had their pastry chef ice it for me and he added fruit, "Happy Birthday", and a candle! What an exceptional place!
Not sure what he is doing