Monday, 23 June 2014

The Best Kind of Sunday

Sundays have always been one of my favourite days. I like to spend them relaxing and rejuvenating for the week to come. Yesterday was the perfect kind of Sunday and just what I needed after a full day of work on Saturday.

Brandon and I slept in until 10 which was blissful, we then got out of bed and made hashbrowns, sausages, and eggs for brunch. We then facetimed my mom and sister and talked with them while drinking our coffee on the patio. We realized it was going to shape up to be a super nice day, so we decided we wanted to spend some time outside soaking up the sun. We made a quick trip to Walmart to pick up some essentials and then we packed up a delicious picnic and headed to Assiniboine Park. We walked around the park for a bit, then set up our blankets and food under the shade of a tree. Then we decided to sun tan a bit and read our books. Right before we headed home, we hit up Sargent Sundae and grabbed some delicious ice cream. A peanut butter, marshmallow sundae for Brandon (his favourite) and a dipped swirl cone covered in dark chocolate and peanuts for me!

On the way home, we stopped at the liquor store to grab some gin and wine. We then sat on the patio sippin' our G&T's and playing cards. We ate a late supper of grilled chicken, baked potatoes, and asparagus and peas. We were in bed by 10:30 and our amazing day was officially over. I'm so thankful for awesome Sunday's spent with my incredible man! Life is so, so good.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Happiness is...


Not having to work until 1 p.m. on a Tuesday. 

Watching our vegetables grow every day on our patio. I can't wait to eat them!

Staying out until 11:30 p.m. on a Monday night, just visiting with some great friends.

Kitty cuddles all day everyday.

Getting delicious Americanos from the cafe across from my work.

Looking forward to going camping for a weekend with my family!

Summer time and sunshine.

Pushing your body to new limits and working out (even if it means doing it in the morning).

Weekends spent with family, even if it means only being home for less than 24 hours.

Having a fridge full of fresh fruit and veggies.

Realizing how important it is to have a few great friends, rather than 20 so-so friends.

Coming home to your own apartment after work (especially when it's clean).

A good book on a rainy day. 

Getting to snuggle in with my man after a long day.

Season 2 of Orange is the New Black.

Patio sittin' and cocktail sippin'.

Happiness is SUMMERTIME!

There is good in every single day, take the time to notice it and appreciate it!

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Our Newest Family Member

So for awhile now, Brandon and I had been discussing the fact that we thought Maggie needed a friend. She has always had another cat around since we got her (either Cleo or Jinx) and we didn't want her to be lonely. I was hesitant and second guessing whether it was a good idea for quite awhile. Brandon, being the go getter that he is, decided on a whim last Friday night that we should make a trip the the Humane Society. You would think that I would have learned by now that the HS is a dangerous place to go. I am a crazy animal lover and especially a cat lover. I always feel so bad for all the sweet kitties locked up in those little tiny rooms.

Long story short, we adopted another cat! His name is Tucker and he is an orange and white, year and a half year old. We looked around a bunch, saw a bunch of cute cats but none of them really stood out to us. However, when we walked past Tucker's room, he ran to the door and demanded our attention. We could hear his distinct meows and cries (which he does in the middle of the night) through the door. We knew immediately that we had to wash up and go into the room and see him. He jumped on Brandon's lap and started purring instantly. I then picked him up and he just flopped into my arms and reached his paws up to my face. It was love at first sight! Also, it clearly doesn't take much to win me over ;)

Also, some fun facts for you. Tucker's name was "Cheeks" when we adopted him. Just like Maggie's name was "Aggie", seriously people. Who picks these names? Additionally, I thought Tuck was dying the first few days after we got him. He puked A LOT all over the floor and made weird noises (which we have since learned is normal for him). He likes to sleep in the smallest, coziest spots. Like the shoe organizer in our closet or the t.v. stand shelf. He is a beggar and especially loves milk. He purrs almost constantly.

We are so happy with our newest addition. Maggie is still adjusting but I just keep telling her that she's still my favourite and will always be. Now for some adorable pictures of my newest little love!

Welcome to the family Tucker. You are so sweet, loving, playful, and adorable. We love you so much already!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Summer Wish List

I am a huge list maker and planner. It makes my heart happy to check things off of my "to-do" list. So in true Kerri fashion, I thought I would make a list of places I wish to explore or things I want to do this summer! It will be mine and Brandon's first year living in the city during the summer months, so I am excited to make the most out of this summer :)

1. Picnics & hangouts in Assiniboine Park (hopefully with my sister and her boyfriend!).
2. Grow veggies/herbs on our patio (already in the works).
3. Visit the St.Norbert Farmer's Market as much as possible!
4. Go on a bike ride.
5. Visit the zoo at least once.
6. Road trip to the states.
7. Family camping trip.
8. Lots of bonfires with roasted marshmallows.
9. Have a games night.
10. Make homemade lemonade.
11. Get a BBQ and grill lots.
12. Go to lots of garage sales.
13. Paint my dresser.
14. Try one new Pinterest recipe per week!
15. Explore & hike in Birds Hill park.
16. Visit The Forks.

Most of all, I just want to enjoy this summer to the max and spend as much time as possible outdoors with the people I love! I look forward to documenting this summer and making awesome memories :)