Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Fine Art Of Doing Nothing.

I am getting really good at this whole relaxing and don't overdo it stuff.  Like right now. Right now I'm sitting on my deck in the cutest little beach house watching the waves crash below me.  Kyle and I came to Tofino this holiday weekend, which is on Vancouver Island in BC. Our weekend has consisted of surfing (well Kyle has been), chilling on the beach, getting massages in our room and eating at some of the best places in town! The fire is going and Kyle is cooking his famous Picchi Pacchiu sauce (well, famous to me anyway).  Life is good. Oh did I mention no dogs...yep they're at home with the pet sitter. Thanks Jana!!

We needed this little getaway.  The past three months have been a whirlwind of emotions and I just have to say that I am one lucky lady to have the Husband that I do.  He has made nearly every meal for us, cleaned, done all the shopping and taken care of our dogs when all I felt like doing was sleeping. Because really that's all I have been doing is sleeping.  I got pretty lucky as I bypassed the whole morning sickness thing, but I sure as hell didn't bypass the crazies.

Some days I am great, others I have had three modes: I can tolerate you, I want to rip your head off, or I cry - at everything.  Kyle has been able to navigate so elegantly around all three of these and let me tell you he deserves a medal!

So far I hate: steamed vegetables, fish (unless it's fish and chips, then I LOVE fish), avocados, anything raw which is why cooking most meals is out, steak, chicken is sometimes out, some egg dishes and anything curry.  These were all things that I loved.

I love all carbs and sweets.  Remember that Whole30 thing I did?  That is so far out the window it's ridiculous.  My hope is that I get some of my healthy eating habits back in this second trimester. Thank God for yogurt and fruit, because I love that. Most food really just grossed me out. I also have a little bump already.  It could be fat from all the ice cream and pasta, but I had a pretty flat stomach back in June, especially after I did that Whole30.  People say I am having a boy since I popped out so soon, others say it's because I am short and there's really no place to go but out.  All I know is that I can't button my jeans.

Speaking of having a boy, we  won't find out the gender for a few weeks yet.  There's a law here in Canada that prevents the Dr's from telling you until you are 20 weeks...and ONE day.  I considered for about 1/2 a day not finding out at all, when I asked Kyle he laughed.  We have awesome names for a boy and a girl so we're prepared!  Very few people know what names we would go with, I just don't see the reason to announce it to the world quite yet. We could change our mind once we meet our little peanut. Plus people can't talk sh*t about a name or be opinionated once it's attached to a cute little babe.

All in all, aside from the emotions and now the onset of headaches I feel great.  I have a ton of books that were given to me in the past, but I really only read three:  a pregnancy week by week one, The Girlfriend's Guide To Pregnancy and Belly Laughs.  I tend to stay away from What To Expect only because I feel it's filled with a bunch of technical stuff that can scare you. I more or less just skim through most of these anyways.

Anyhow, I am working on a couple of other posts that hopefully will go up this week or next week.  I'm a little all over the place and jumping around so just stick with me.  I totally forgot to link to "Your Pins Are Hurting My Eyes - Part Two" so please go check that out and get all caught up!

Here are a few shots of our weekend so far...I'm going to soak in the tub and do more of this relaxing thing...
Waking up to this view does not get old.

Or ending the day with this sunset.

Tofino Public Market: Relaxing includes shopping and eating for me. 

Getting a shot of Kyle getting the shot.

My love...the most patient man in the world.

My view.

~Mrs. G

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Baby G - We're Ready For You.

To say we are excited and thrilled is a huge understatement.  My husband is the most AMAZING person on this planet, I'm so lucky to get to share this experience with him.  He is going to be the best dad in the whole world. He cannot wait to teach our little one to surf, snowboard and golf (someone really wants a boy!) Although I am pretty good at at least two of those things so we all know girls can do ANYTHING boys can do...sometimes even better.

By now you probably seen this announcement on FB or  IG, I am overwhelmed by the amount of love and support, well-wishes and congrats from everyone! It's time to make it blog official and let you all know there are going to be some changes to my little blog.

I hope you'll stick around because I'm going to document this whole pregnancy this thing.  Before, during and after! I've got lots to say and I am sure hilarity will ensue knowing this household.

And getting this shot?  My next post that I am working on is sharing with you the blooper pics!  I laughed so hard looking through all of pictures with these two "trying" to corporate. 

Feeling lucky, blessed, excited and thankful...

~Mrs. G

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Your Pins Are Hurting My Eyes: Part Two.

Pinterest, how I love to find inspiring pins from others.  How I love to upload pins of my own and have them inspire others.  And how I love it when I come across pins that are ridiculous.

You can see all of the awesome shit I pin here.

And now, without further ado is part two of: Your Pins Are Hurting My Eyes. 
This is ALWAYS a bad idea.  Although, I  have to admit that long, long ago when my girlfriends and I went to Vegas quite frequently we did this on one of our trips. Anyway, thank god we were on the "I Love You Man" shit because it was actually pretty hilarious and we still laugh about it to this day.  I'll always remember that I was told that I am bossy and need to be more patient when teaching people how to snowboard.  

I hate everything about this: the fonts, spacing and that comma.  Plus If I called Kyle "darling" he would most certainly laugh at me and tell me to make them myself.

So I want to hate this and I laughed when I found it, but it's sorta growing on me.  I re-pinned to my "Fall into Winter" board just to gauge reactions. I am half-kidding.

Nope.  Not even for a second.  I'd also like to take a wildddddd guess as to where this guy is from...

I am looking at getting another tattoo and I can tell you with 100% certainly it will not be this.  I do have to say that the face is pretty good though. 

The trifecta of bad: bare legs with Uggs, Sparkly Uggs, Uggs.

There are some REALLY BAD maternity photos out there.  This is one of them. I can't stop thinking that the dirt is hair. This is on my do-not-do list for my maternity shoot. And yes, of course I am having one.  I had not one, but two engagement photo shoots. Kyle dreads every moment of these things...

love this, Especially the earings, who'da thought just put a beautiful frame around it.. and magnets under the make-up. I will be doing this.
This is too much organization, even for me.  Plus your makeup is not a refrigerator magnet. And let's showcase some better makeup.

Makeup clear organizer. See what you have. Great for over counter, on vanity, or under sink.
Good makeup organization.  Plus I actually use all these brands so I like this version way better.

Upcycling at it's worse.

Wait, no this is upcycling at it's worse.  I can't think of a more comfortable place to sit than a hard ass bath tub with a face staring at me.

Lastly, you need to head over to Bored Panda because they have THE BEST Pinterest fails of all time. Seriously, go here and laugh your ass off.  I've had my fair share of Pinterest fails, like this three-layer birthday cake I tried to make for Kyle:

My version.  The front looked just about 10% better than this.

Pinterest cake-it's so pretty isn't it?

~Mrs. G