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Crazy Fun

Jeff + I have hectic lives filled with worldly possessions.  It’s too zany – you’ve got to see it to believe it.






One day when Jeff + I were off to do our usual errands or running around in Canmore, our friend Kyle said, “You guys have the weirdest schedule ever.”.  You got that right, kimosabe!  That’s because our lives revolve around all of Jeff’s things that he’s collected for 20 plus years.  It’s a drag, but somebody’s got to get rid of it!  And that person is yours truly!!!!!  Crack the whip!

But we can’t start cleansing the hoard without celebrating Lil’ Juna’s fifth birthday!Crazy Fun - 01

There was pool time fun + pizza – soggy kids + cheese!  All of Juna’s little friends were squealing with happiness – wet hair + all!  HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JUNA!  Blow out your candles!Crazy Fun - 02

When I was choosing Juna’s bday gift, as I was perusing the store shelves I thought to myself, “What would have blown my mind when I was a five year old girl?”.  TA-DAAAA!!!!!My Little Pony Princess Cadence













I give you, My Little Pony Princess Cadence, people!  I literally would have lost my marbles over this as a little girl.  My Little Ponies sure have gotten really bling-y since I was little!  Juna + I bond over My Little Ponies, + she LOVED Princess Cadence!

During group photo time, it took the parents a good 10 minutes to wrangle all the wriggly wee ones in one spot.  Juna was in the middle, fawning over Princess Cadence unaware of the chaos surrounding her.  The calm at the center of the storm.  A girl + her pony.Crazy Fun - 04

A hit!!!  Here we have the kids seriously discussing the different merits of Princess Cadence’s splendor.Crazy Fun - 05

After the party was over + all the kids whooshed away with their goody bags, we returned to Karen + Kyle’s house.  Jeff played Candyland, Snakes + Ladders, + this cute cupcake game with the birthday girl.Crazy Fun - 06

The next day, we took a SERIOUS look at the shipping container.Crazy Fun - 07

A Saudi Arabian camel sash.  Don’t you have one???Crazy Fun - 08

Okay, this is what happens with hoarders…amidst boxes + boxes + boxes of a lot of insignificant stuff (or piles + piles + piles – depending on what kind of hoarder you are) lies buried treasure…Crazy Fun - 09

GASP!!!!!  Is it what I think it is?!?!Crazy Fun - 10

ERMAHGERRRRRRD!!!!Crazy Fun - 11

Squash blossom necklace!!!!!!!!!!!  My dream!!!!  My heart was palpitating – I nearly fainted, y’all!!!!  Jeff said it was my present for putting up with all of his stuff.  Huzzah!!!!  Go me!!!  I LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Of course, Jeff wanted to put it on.  Here he is in all his mountain man glory.Crazy Fun - 12

Sombrero, anyone?Crazy Fun - 13

AAAAACK!!!  Ronald Reagan, you scares me!!!Crazy Fun - 14

It was WAY past lunch time, we were starved + cranky as we hauled goodies into our cars, cleaned up + shut ‘er down!  A well deserved beer!  Do you like Jeff’s heavy metal ring he found?!Crazy Fun - 16

Can’t beat the Canmore mountain views!  So gorge!!!Crazy Fun - 17

As has become routine, we unloaded our cars once we returned to Black Diamond after the long hour + 1/2 drive.Crazy Fun - 18

The house is a disaster.Crazy Fun - 19

I know, it’s making you twitch right now, isn’t it?!  Although I’m not a permanent resident in Canada yet + can’t work, it doesn’t matter because I’m always busy!  Organizing + categorizing to one day GET RID OF EVERYTHING!!!!  Let me tell you friends, it’s a total chore.  But it’s so much more tolerable toiling away at it with a husband/buddy like Jeff because we try to have fun with it!  We’ve got to or else we’d go bonkers + throttle each other!  Hope everyone’s week has been off to a good start!

18 Comments Post a comment
  1. what size is / how much for the Toronto Jays jacket? That looks like it could be a good anniversary jacket for Mr. Benjamin!

    June 17, 2013
    • Hey lady! I just looked at the jacket + it looks too big – there’s no size but it looks like it would be a men’s 42. I’ll keep my eye out to see if we have other baseball memorabilia!!! Miss you!

      June 18, 2013
  2. Good luck sorting through that lot! I hope you sell it ALL! 🙂

    June 18, 2013
  3. Daphne #

    If you need to unload your irrelevant camel sash you can unload it my way!!!

    June 18, 2013
    • Sorry Daph, the camel sash is definitely not irrelevant!!! That is one of the treasures that was tucked in amidst the hoard! It’s a beauty + it’s going in our house!

      June 18, 2013
  4. I want to know more about that statue of the Franciscan monk… 😉 Good luck! And what a groovy necklace.

    June 18, 2013
    • It’s St. Fiacre..the patron saint of gardening! I’ve been trying to sell that sucker for years! It came from the set of Shanghai Noon, when Jeff worked on the movie years ago!

      June 18, 2013
  5. Deb Fayle #

    Thank goodness for humor, love and necklaces!! Miss you guys tons. xo

    June 18, 2013
    • True, true, true!!! Thanks for all of your support, sympathy + lending an ear to all of my venting, Deb!!!! Miss you guys too!!!!

      June 18, 2013
  6. Ok, love how Jeff ALWAYS poses. I have to say that I literally LOL when I saw your house…oh and the rolling rack by the car.

    June 18, 2013
    • It’s true!!! 85% of the time when I aim a camera lens at Jeff, he goes straight for the poses!!!! Haha!!! OMG, you should see my mom….I guess I veer towards the theatrical!

      June 18, 2013
      • Well it sounds like you’re always entertained!

        June 18, 2013
  7. rocky nishino #

    I really hope you sell a lot of those. You will have a great fun days this weekend.

    June 18, 2013
  8. kenneth Papi~Dads nishino #

    WOW’ZeeR’s. Nan, the Squash Blossom necklace
    is classic, U Scored ..HUGE !!!!! looks like U’ALL
    had a great time at Li’L Juna’s, & a wonderful gift
    of ur Li’l Pony gift, ..Ok, i hope U have fun and U
    sell all ur hoarded item’s…Good Luck, Miss U, Papi

    June 19, 2013
  9. Michael Knox #

    How many containers? I think Jeffrey needs to cool his jets!! I hope you guys stay dry…Nice “Little Pony” pink no less with sparkles.. Oh boy!!

    June 20, 2013
    • We’ve got a 40 ft container in Exshaw + a smaller shipping container in BC!!!!! I am reining Jeff in!!! There’s a new sheriff in town!!!

      June 20, 2013

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