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The Big Score

Hey all!!!! One week from today, Jeff + I will be in Hawaii!!!!!

Yesterday was another day of editing the storage garage.  It was not as harrowing as the day before.  We were in a groove.  We were making progress.  Look at our happy faces.  GO TEAM, GO!!!!!   We shall laugh in the face of adversity!!!!

I look like a midget for sure in this pic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Look at the lame smile on my face in this pic.  I’m one of the least photogenic people you’ll ever meet.  Just ask my dad.  As a cameraman, my dad has wasted years of his life trying to get a good picture of me at family functions.  My mom is one of the top 5 photogenic people on the planet.  I’m trying to emulate her charming smile but it’s clearly not working.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Example: here is the master at work.  Effortless.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jeff really has some gems in that garage.  I’m actually getting excited about the idea of trying to swindle the Japanese market into buying all of his Americana at top dollar, y’all.  I’m all about the greenbacks.

 

 

Jeff + Pee Wee.

 

 

 

 

I scored big time yesterday.  Big time.  It is my compensation for all the pain + suffering Jeff is putting me through.  Oh, and I just would like to say to all my costumer sisters + brothers out there that thank god I’m a costumer, because Jeff + I were that more efficient, because it what we do at work.  I was bagging, tagging, sorting, taping boxes + lifting.  You 705 folks know what I’m talking about!  Represent!!!  And thank god I lift weights.

Score #1, #2, #3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score #4

 

 

 

 

 

Score #5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score #6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Score #7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And this is for you ladies!!!!

Score #8!  A picture of Jeff with John Hamm!!!  HELLOOOOOOOO!!!!!  Hotties time 2!!!!

 

 

 

So after working for 6 1/2 hours with a 20 min lunch break Jeff + I headed over to Karen + Kyle’s for a bbq.  Yaaaaaay!!!!  SAVE ME!!!!!  Here’s Rudy the rudester the king of all canines. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is Karen + Jeff.  Look at all the turquoise on Karen!!!  A woman after my own heart!!!  Isn’t she beautiful?!  Canadian ladies, I tell ya.  Natural beauties.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I went inside to say hi to Juna + her friend Zoey.  I was promptly sushed because it was nap time for the babies.  Geez, ladies!!!  Point taken!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is how Canadians play with kids:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is what they transport kids in.  Take that, Los Angeles moms!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The menfolk playing with the babies.  As it should be.  Look at the decor in the house!!!  Karen has an amazing eye + is a self taught interior decorator.  Her style is a mix of modern + ethnic with mid century pieces thrown in.  This house should be featured in an interior mag!!!  Stat!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here’s Kyle at the grill.  Canadians know how to party!!!  Look at all that meat!  Look at Jeff’s face.  Definition of anticipation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Speaking of party, we all sat in the backyard + enjoyed some wine + spirits.  All in all, good times were had.  That’s why this morning was slooooow going.  Jeff dropped me off at Budget rent a car.  Remember my hooting + hollering about being compensated?  Well, guess what?!  They gave me the same mini SUV from Friday at a discounted rate of….wait for it…wait for it….$29.99 a day!!!!!!  That’s right!!!!  I was really appreciative.  Even the girl who was helping me was shocked at my discount.  That’s how I roll!!!!!!

So, what happens when I’m not feeling so hot?  Yes, folks it’s Banff time.  Check out my parallel parking skillz: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Uh oh.  It’s another Alberta fashion bomb: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Had lunch at the park + read an interview about Rihanna.  Very life changing.  Did I go to the Banff Indian Trading Post again, you ask???  Need you ask???!!!  Drool.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I also visited the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies.  http://www.whyte.org/  It is a well curated museum of Bow Valley history + art. I’m a little obsessed with Norman Luxton.  He was known as “Mr. Banff”.  Mr. Luxton was a newspaper publisher, philanthropist, outdoor enthusiast + friend to the Stoney Nakoda natives.  He is also credited with putting Banff on the map as a tourist destination.  Another important note: Luxton founded the Trading Post + the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum.  If you regard this photo, you’ll understand my love for Norman Luxton. 

 

 

 

 

The current exhibition is “Women Adventurers in the Rockies”.  I was very inspired + wish I had learned to alpine climb, shoot + fish at a young age.  This amazing buckskin was worn by Mary Schaffer Warren – an artist, photographer + explorer.  I thought it was very unique in it’s turn of the century detail + I would definitely like to replicate it one day.

Bye for now!!!

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7 Comments Post a comment
  1. Ashley #

    Loved this post 🙂 I’m sure mommy will love that you included her in it 😉 Also loved the pic of the girls shushing you! Oh and if you get another chance to go to the Banff Indian Trading Post pick me up a souvenir 😉

    August 22, 2011
    • Hey Ash!!! Aren’t the girls hilarious?! I may have possibly picked up something for you at the Trading Post!!!

      August 22, 2011
  2. Note from author: if the posts look aesthetically strange, check back in after I’ve pulled my hair out trying to figure out this finicky wordpress software!!! It has a mind of it’s own + loves to change the appearance of my posts!!!

    August 22, 2011
  3. mom #

    Lov Karen’s house. It is so peaceful. Your adventure in Canada is so great. BHW you start to emulating my small. Not too bad. You look beautiful.
    Have fun everyday and praying for you.
    mom

    August 23, 2011
  4. Banff is an amazing place!!! I have friends who live the most incredible life there. If you’re ever in need of a massage therapist, let me know because Hayley is the best.

    April 26, 2013

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