Sunday, August 26, 2012

evil dead

Evil Dead the Musical was such an amazing show. Probably one of the best and funniest I’ve seen. What I really liked was that this was entirely Nick’s idea. A few months ago, Nick asked if I would be interested in seeing this show, and I said as long as it wasn’t going to be too scary, then why not (I really hate scary movies). He was also going to get tickets for his friends Dan, Joe & Melissa. I asked Bianca if she was interested in going, and she of course said yes. She got two tickets and decided to finally invite Kurtis a couple of days before the performance. Two weeks ago, Joe and Melissa informed Nick that they weren’t going to be back from the states in time, but that they would try to find people to take their tickets. Well it turns out that we had been talking to Andrew & Crystal and they were thinking of going and purchasing tickets. So I texted Crystal asking if her and Andrew were still wanting to go, and if they wanted the extra tickets we now had. They of course said yes, and I am so glad they were able to come with us.
We first met up at Ric’s Grill to grab a few drinks and a bit to eat. We spent a couple of hours there, and thank goodness we gave ourselves plenty of time, because the kitchen was a little slow that night (amazing food, but it was a slow night, so I didn’t understand why it took so long to get our food). Finally we headed to Pumphouse theatre and met Andrew and Crystal there. We all pulled in at the same time, so we didn’t have to go looking for each other.
The play was amazing and so hilarious (and perhaps a little dirty). I am so glad Nick thought of going, and I know everyone had an awesome evening. Worth every penny. I plan on going again if they come back to Calgary, and I even told Nick that I would sit in the splatter section (you get splattered with fake blood in the second half of the play if you sit in certain sections. This did not appeal to me initially) next time.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Walford Family Announcement‏

I’m going to be an AUNT! Danika and Chad are having their first baby and we believe Danika will due sometime in March. She won’t know the exact due date until her first ultrasound which isn’t for another month.
It’s been so hard keeping this secret over the past couple of weeks, but of course we wanted to wait until Danika was sure that everything was good to go! I did let it slip to a few people (like Nick and Bianca – but these two are my personal journals, and I tell these two everything).
The news did come with some initial shock, as they weren’t necessarily trying to have a baby and were thinking of waiting a few more years before starting a family, but sometimes Heavenly Father has plans of his own. My excitement has grown so much over the past couple of weeks, and my scepticism has completely changed to sheer joy.
Danika is going to be an awesome mom, and I truly wish them all the best. She will definitely be the cool mom, and I know that this baby will be such a blessing and will fill their life with so much love. Can’t wait to find out what this little one will be. I secretly (well, it’s not much of a secret) hope Danika has a little girl. I totally see Danika with a little girl, but a boy would be sweet as well. I also can’t wait to throw an amazing baby shower for Danika. I plan on going all out and host one of the best baby showers ever! 

Monday, August 6, 2012


A few weeks ago, on Tuesday July 24th, Nick and I went to the temple together for the first time. It wasn’t my first time going as I have been to the temple as a youth, but this was Nick’s first time ever! I do need to confess that it has been years since I have last gone to the temple. I think the last time I went to the temple was when I was 16. I just always made excuses of why I couldn’t go on temple trips. I kind of regret it now.
Well I finally decided that before the summer was over, we had to attend the temple at least once to do a baptism session before we prepare to be sealed later this fall.
Nick wasn’t too thrilled about driving all the way to Cardston (2 hours each way) when he has a lot of studying to do, but once the Calgary Temple is built, we will have no reason to go down to Cardston anymore. The Cardston Temple is just so beautiful and has so much history to it. It’s the first temple built in Canada, and one of the first temples built in this last dispensation. It where my grandparents and parents were married and I have insisted that even though the Calgary Temple is being finished this year, I still want to be sealed in the Cardston Temple.
I took the day off work, and loved that we got to spend most of the day together. Nick did study a little bit before we left, but we were able to enjoy a relaxing morning together.
We got to Cardston just before 4:30 and I couldn’t wait to go inside. My dad gave us some names, so we first had to register them. Finally we went around back and went through the doors that were the entrance to the baptism section.
Even though all together we only spent about an hour in the temple, I was just so happy and excited. Nick wasn’t as excited as I was, but he never gets excited for anything. So I just get excited for the both of us. I can’t wait to go to the temple later this year and be sealed to the man I love so much. He means to world to me, and soon I get to say that he’s mine forever!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Kevin's 30th Birthday

 The Birthday Boy
  The Boys
 Andrew cooking a s'more on the beach
My friend Kevin who moved from Saskatoon to Calgary a few months ago turned 30 yesterday. So Bianca and I came up with the idea to utilize her lake pass and have a little get together at the Auburn Lake. It was such a great idea, and according to Facebook this morning, it was the best birthday Kevin has ever had. It feels great to know that we made Kevin feel so special and feel apart of our group when he has only been here since April. The weather was amazing and we all agreed that we have to do it at least one more time before the summer ends. We unsuccessfully BBQ'd hamburgers and hotdogs on the beach (Carus and Bianca had to run back to her place to cook the meat), relaxed on the beach, passed a football in the water and later, a few people headed over to the Volleyball nets and played a few games. I didn't want the day to end and I can't wait to do it again.