Tuesday, January 14, 2014

October/November 2013

The months of October November were busy months for us. Jesse went to China. We also had Jesse's birthday as well as Thanksgiving.

Jesse went to China for 2 weeks with his grandmother. 4 years ago she told Jesse she would take him, and they finally went in October! They did a tour group - Gate 1. This picture is the two of them at the Great Wall of China. They both had a blast!

We made this little savings chart that we can fill with stickers. It's been really motivating. We won't finish this chart before we buy a house though... We are trying to buy something in a year. We are trying to save as much as possible right now.

We also bought a new (used) fridge because our old fridge was super small. See the difference for yourself!!

We celebrated Jesse's 33rd birthday!! :D I made him vanilla peanut butter fudge ice cream pie! So delicious! 

We had Thanksgiving at my aunt Kim's house. This is a photo of Jesse sharing his 3D books with my Kim and my grandmother Jennifer. This was a very nice holiday with my family.

The next day we went to my mom's house for dinner. She had Thanksgiving with her boyfriend's (now fiance) family so she had all of her girls over for another Thanksgiving. I planted this tree in the backyard when I was like 6 years old. It was a gift. Now it was time to cut it down to use as our first Christmas tree! :) However, after doing so, we both felt bad for killing the tree so next time we will get an artificial tree - no tree killing and it's way easier to set up/down.

That pretty much sum's up our November! 

Honeymoon - Victoria BC!

We went on another honeymoon - a whole week - to Victoria BC! It was so relaxing and nice. My grandma Jennifer and her husband gave me a week of timeshare when I graduated college in 2011. I finally cashed it in for this really nice vacation. We got the penthouse unit that included a hot tub on the balcony! Boy was that nice! We went in it everyday! We also did a ton of puzzles too.

On the way to Victoria Jesse played with the camera and did time lapse photography...

We ate afternoon tea! So delicious!!

Here is us doing puzzles...

We also had afternoon tea at the Empress Hotel. It was very nice. We don't have a picture with the couple who came to stay with us from New Years Eve to January 2nd, but they came with us to the Empress for tea.

It was a very nice time. 

New Hobbies!

I have been on this whole domestic wife thing. I have been trying to do more homemade food/things and she has brought in her sewing machine from the garage and found a place for it. My sewing machine was purchased 2 years ago, but with moving several time it has been in storage for most of it. I have a lot of motivation to learn more sewing even though I am just a beginner!

For Christmas my awesome husband got me a wonderful waffle maker...

Now I can make my wonderful husband delicious waffles! Unfortunately it did not arrive in time for Christmas. Jesse wanted to surprise me with making waffles on Christmas day. He realized it wasn't going to get here in time so we borrowed my grandma's waffle maker. It all worked out just fine!

Here is the delicious bread I have been making from scratch! It is so delicious and eating it the next day for french toast is Amazing!!!

Here is the sewing machine set up. There really isn't much room since we share a house and all. I made a cute little pillowcase dress - so proud of it! There are now plans to make 4 more for little ones in the family/friend's kids.

So right now I am learning how to be more domestic around the house and Jesse is learning more tricks on his camera and playing with time lapse. We are both excited for our hobbies and hopefully can most more later on things we have accomplished!