Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

witty + udo

Congratulations Witty and Udo!

The bride looked so gorgeous! We met new people, got to know a few acquaintances better and caught up with others. Thanks to Delovely Creative for making everything look so beautiful. A big thank you to Grouse Mountain, Pedersens for their lovely linens, Barbara and Jennifer from I Do Wedding Photography and Smooth Grooves for keeping those 80's dance songs going all night!

Have lots of fun in Santorini and we will see you when you get back!

Friday, August 22, 2008


I don't think I have missed a single fair since my family used to take me when I was small. Rob and I even worked on the parade a few years ago. Twice a day for 17 days straight -whew!

Mini Donuts - Check!
Cotton Candy - Check!
Farm Animals- Check!
Home Show - Check!
Super Dogs - Check!

Here are some highlights:

Thursday, August 21, 2008

freshly picked

Freshly picked for tonight's dinner. Yum.

We wrapped up a fantastic wedding rehearsal last night and headed over to Runway 26 at the River Rock for some tasty buffet delights. All 14 of us stuffed our bellies full and rolled out one by one. We can't wait for the wedding this weekend! Wishing for lots of blue skies and sunshine!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

48 hours

3 hour wait at the border.. not for us! Hello Nexus line...

Wild blackberries at the border. Must eat before crossing...

It was a whirlwind trip to Portland this weekend. Last minute rendezvous are the best!

I only took 4 pictures, but at 37C weather, I was too hot to care. Guess what though!? We brought home a dresser! The search is over. $44!! Plus we got some cool dresser pulls from the restoration store for $2.50! Once the weather clears in Vancouver then we will give it a good sand and paint job. I'm thinking turquoise....

Monday, August 18, 2008

granville island

Squash anyone? They must chop this up for you to purchase. Otherwise, what would anybody do with this? Not only that, but how would they bring it home? It probably weighs more than a small child!

cheese... yummm

fresh flowers

Family run tomato garden with many different varieties that I have never even heard / seen before!

Rob's sister Sue and her significant other, Steve, are currently in Vancouver for the next week or so. Sue and Steve live in the BVI and are currently stopping in Vancouver before they head over to Kentucky for the Iron Man (Sue = competitor / Steve = cheerleader) and then they are off to Thailand where Steve's family currently lives (they are British and moved there from England). Got all that? So while they are in town, Rob's parents, who live on Mayne Island, are also over. Thank goodness that they rented two rooms at the guesthouse nearby, because everybody would not fit in our one bedroom place. Plus, it was 32C this weekend and this place was roasting even without 6 hot bodies in it.

Anyways... we headed down to Granville Island last week. It was fun pretending to be a tourist for the day!

Friday, August 15, 2008

our garden

The radishes are being harvested, the eggplant is almost there and so are the tomatoes - Yum!

This is our garden:

This is a garden (real plants) display at Aberdeen Mall:

Some random bananas in a nearby backyard:

Thursday, August 14, 2008

heat wave

It's hot. Too hot. Poor Cleo. I would be miserable too if I had to wear a fur coat.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


I am a cat stalker. It's true. I met 'Fangs' the first few days that we moved into the neighbourhood. He was so friendly and he has these huge front teeth hence the nick name Fangs. It turns out that Fangs' real name is actually Smokey and I now call him Smokeroo. Well... I thought that Smokeroo had moved away, but looks like he goes on summer vacation with his owners (lucky cat!). I was so happy to see that he had returned!

He lives in this massive shared house with another cat and a dog. Every time I walk past the house (which is pretty much everyday), I check for him. I'm sure the residents think I'm crazy. Anyways, these pictures were taken last week, so I leave you with some snapshots of my walk across the bridge into Downtown.

Monday, August 11, 2008

laura + tim

Laura and Tim were married on August 8th, 2008 - Congratulations!!

Here are a few quick pictures taken by me:

Bridal bouquets by the Flower Factory.

These altar arrangements from the Flower Factory blew me away. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Chair cover chaos - Thanks Holly and Charles for coming out and making the chairs look o so pretty!

Self portrait in the lobby.

This was one of the best guest books that I have ever seen at a wedding. Great twist to the polaroid!

Delish! Do you recognize the cake toppers from the last post?

A big thank you to Roseanne and the Flower Factory team, Masaki and Ed from HEE Creations, Paul, Maurice and Carmen from two in love, April from April Cakes, Jan and the HitMen from Musical Occasions for helping us make this day run so smoothly!

(look readers - I finally started adding labels!)

Friday, August 8, 2008

lucky day

Happy 08/08/08 everybody!

picture: cake topper for today's wedding - hand painted in Panama in traditional wedding dress

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

pedaling around town

I am becoming more confident on my bike - Yay! I definitely need a lighter bike though. I swear that half the battle is dragging that thing in and out of the bike storage. Summer is almost over though (sorry, but its true!) so maybe I will start looking next year. Is there such a thing as a light cruiser? Dream bike would be nothing too girly coloured, a basket in the front, easy step over and be super light.

I never learned how to ride a bike as a kid. I'm chinese, so we didn't spend that much time playing outside to begin with. I also grew up in an older, gated community in Shaughnessy, so I didn't have many kids to play with. As an only child, I had to entertain myself. I did have a tricycle when I was super small. I think it was blue.

Monday, August 4, 2008

pride parade

Sunday was spent at the Pride Parade. Where have I been!? This is my first time at the Pride Parade and it was amazing. Rob had to man the BCPWA booth in the morning so I tagged along and helped him set up. The set up process was a little crazy with cars driving up everywhere and some rental confusion, but everything worked out.

Here are some geeky set up photos:

Since the market and food area was situated at the end of the Parade route, we really didn't get to see much of the parade itself. Nonetheless, it was so much fun. Here is a picture of the BCPWA booth with the AIDS ribbon balloons they were handing out:

So what was there to do if I missed the parade? Well... I went to visit Carlie at the Portobello West tent right across from us, I visited with David C. Jones who was the MC for the VanCity main stage, I got a free eyebrow waxing, was rubbed down in sparkle lotion from the Biotherm man, received a free t-shirt from the CTV tent, received free razors, received free gum from the Milestones tent, spoke to the Earth Save man, met the friendly folks at the Fringe Fest tent, checked out the Avon tent and I met Bruce Lee (pictured below) from the Asia tent. I had so much fun!

I did see some of the early paraders and wished that I took some photos of their outrageous costumes. Unfortunately, by that time, I was too focused on having lunch. I will leave you with another pretty shot of English Bay.

Happy BC day everybody!

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