Wednesday, September 30, 2009

tofiNO i mean YES!

well hello there internet! what a surprise you are! we're pretty much on the beach in TOFINO (mackenzie beach) and just decided to try out the internet. and here you are! (thank you middle beach lodge for having yr signal just within our reach!)it's been almost exactly 2 years since we've been here. on october 11th 2007 we got married right on chesterman beach outside the wickaninnish inn. and although we're not at that exact spot right now. not staying in the greatest hotel that has ever exsisted(in our very important opinions!) we are together. we are married. we are happy. and we are at home in tall guy.

speaking of being in tall guy.... this is the view that we have from sitting in bed...

the fact that there are rv's 3 feet on either side of us is almost forgotten.... almost....

just when we were starting to get settled we were greeted by burney/jeffery the cat who was very very pleased to see us. oh kitty. where do you belong? is it with us? if it is.. yr welcome to stay....
before and during the rain we started to explore the beach and our surroundings. and i'm betting there'll be another jaunt down there for the sunset.

it doesn't matter that it's raining. cuz we're all cozy together and the noise of rain on the roof is one of the most magical sounds that there could be. just please don't get any more of our books wet. pretty pretty please.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

family matters.

we're still sleeping in "tall guy". still "on the road" so therefore our trip is NOT finished. which also means i can continue eating the way we have been for the last few weeks. more specifically.. i'm still gonna be eating yummy food (regardless of the fat content, calorie intake, or nutritional value) and love every bite of it! cuz once vacations over. then i really can't guiltlessly do this anymore. (oh late summer vantasy.... please don't ever end!!!!!)
today was no exception in scrumptious foodland. after picking strawberries and blackberries right out of momma and pappa G's garden... grant whipped up a delicious crumble that we gobbled up with vanilla ice cream!!! mmmmmmm (notice how i go straight to the sweet sugary goodness!?!)

i guess i'm getting too ahead of myself....

what was on the make for pretty much the entire day was beef bourguignon, mash potatoes and green onion and cheese soda bread.
much work was to be done and i made sure to supervise in between naps!

i did however partake in the post feeding cleanup. (i'm not entirely useless!!)

this whole day was lovely. it rained. it stopped. it sunned. it rained. it stopped. it sunned... and again...

throughout all the moody weather. our day stayed bright and sunny..... in love and sillyness!
goodbye to another perfect day. and hello to whats to come...

xo anna and grant.


this cracked egg keychain represents how we felt about leaving our dear beloved friends in vancouver. (sniffle sniffle) oh how lovely it's been seeing so many of you!
katie and shane we're amazing (like always) and let us help ourselves to their shower, laundry, and fancy coffee machine! which we took full advantage of!
we spent alot of time walking around main street! that was super fun! and of course we had to stop at the best bubble tea place and get some! (two mango's!!!)

sunday morning chelsea and drue threw a delightful tea party! with the most delicious breakfast that i've had all trip! fruit salad, muffins, bananna bread, scones, and holy smokes... these incredable chocolate cheesecake cupcakes that joanna made. woweeee. we NEED that recipe. (or maybe it's better that we don't get it!)

sister love!

dinner that night was at kingyo izakaya!! a japanese restaurant downtown we've been dying to eat at for MONTHS!! we were lucky enough to go with the wonderful randy and shena!
first plate up was the beef tounge. (guess who ordered that?!) the hot rock on the side was for cooking it. i LOVED LOVED LOVED the spring rolls. not only we're they probably the best ones we've ever eaten but... they had the cutest little images stamped onto them! brilliant!!!! we had such a good time eating and talking and laughing.

our super good friends neil and laura are moving away into the kooteny's in a couple days... (which is the reason we came back to vancouver so fast!) we tryed to spend as much time as we could with them (soak up thier company before they leave us....) and bless thier hearts.. they let us... amongst the packing. and cleaning. and finishing up work. and moving arangements. and general stress! neko and hensly(neil and lauras fabulous dogs!) were terrific company and kept grant supplied with hords of kisses (which he greedily ate up!) WE MISS YOU ALREADY GUYS!!!!!

this is the food they eat. nothing like a raw turkey neck for dinner! lucky guys!

our dear talented friend jesse who works at the hive recording studio took time out of his busy work day to give grant his old fourtrack!!! seriously.. how nice is that?!!!TOTALLY made his day!!!! thanks jesse!

we'll now it's after midnight... and we're at momma and papps G's on the island of vancouver! the rain is pouring down, we've had a long day and it's time to shut our eyes.... (we'll at least our eyes seem to think so!)
we need our rest so that tomorrow we can enjoy every minute with these beautiful people!!! so good to be with family!

yay parents!
yay friends!
yay everything!!!!!

thank you life.
now please let me sleep well.
talk to you tomorrow.


ps. this dosa was SOO GOOOD!!!!

Friday, September 25, 2009

just say no (to too many donuts)

this morning we were woken up by loud banging on tall guys door and threatening voices yelling to us that it was the police and to open up. so we did.... and who was it but besties kaite and shane.... yes that's right... we're back in canada...hello vancity!
and just so you know.... this doesn't mean for one second that our late summer vantasy trip is done. far from it really...
you'll see....
(so will we!)

ok. back to our last day of u.s of eh adventuring.....
it started with a delicious fruit cup. i felt good. and healthy and glad that i had made a delicious smart choice...

so of course we had to ruin it by going to voodoo donuts and getting too many donuts (bacon and maple glaze. and "old dirty bastard" to name a few!) and of course i ate 2... then proceeded to feel sick... lie in the back of tall guy groaning and complaining. worse than the sickness of eating two big sugary donuts was the feeling of shame from doing so... oh anna. when will you ever learn.........

well enough of that... eh hem.....

last minutes in portland we're spent in powell books and outside by the bike racks.. (I AM THE CHEESE!!!!)

and of course the beautiful black and white photobooth in the acehotel lobby!not nearly enough time was spent in there though. next time..... next time.......

so that's it. we're done with road signs being in miles and temperatures being in fahrenheit... it's all metric for us now.... that's right!

we missed you!

and hopefully vancouver people... we'll see you while we're here.

love anna and grant!