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vwruleschick has written 12 entries about this goal

Hanging out with books and wine and some fireworks to round off the night

Last night, I had the bookclub over for our July meetup. We had finger food and 4 bottles of tasty wine between the group of us. Enjoying the lovely skyline of downtown and warm weather, we hung out on our upper patio all night.

At 10pm, the fireworks started for the first night of Celebration of Light (fireworks competition) the good ol’ US of A was performing last night’s event. Wish we had more of these relaxing nights hanging out.



Greek, it is!

My BFF, hubbie and I headed out to Athene’s Greek Restaurant for dinner last night. To catch up with my BFF, before she takes off for three weeks in the UK. Dinner was great and tasty, especially the Lamb Soulvaki…MMMmmmm!

We had a great dinner and afterwards we headed over to True Confections, a dessert house, I know not good for the waistline (but I had walked 18km earlier in the day and wanted a good treat). I had a Double-Lemon Tart, my BFF had her favorite – Hazelnut Mousse and hubbie had the Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Cake (more like a torte though).

We went for a nice quick walk back the car and said our goodbyes until she is back again in three and bit weeks. Aw, I will miss her so. Can’t wait to see her again!



Sunday Brunch @ B's place to celebrate her engagement

Life has been so busy lately, it was nice to get an email from my old roomie asking if we wanted to catch up and have brunch together.

We met up with a couple other friends at her place and got the awesome news that her and her boyfriend were engaged! I was so excited for her. We all reminished when we were back in college and the support that we could give her leading up to her special day in September.

I was thankful for her to include myself in sharing her exciting news



Babies Galore!

My girlfriend, She, from college had her son K who was 7 weeks early – so instead of giving birth up in Fort Mac, she was down in Vancouver visiting with her son.

2 of my girlies and myself decided to throw her a baby shower yesterday. We setup an Evite for all know that she had come back home to visit and brought her bundle of joy with her.

We had about 10 of us there, with another girlfriend, Andy brought her 2 kids A & L. Plus my girlfriend, GG, is 7 months and due on Christmas Day. So there was lots of diaperchanging and heating of bottles and whiping hands, noses and drool.

We had a blast and it was good to see some friends who I hadn’t seen in a while – guess it is the year for babies!



Did you know there are only 48 days until Christmas???

Well realizing this and wanting to spend time with some of my friends as my school work has been heavy lately.

So I decided that I would organize a “finish your project(s)” party, whereby if one had a project that one wants/needs to finish, one could come over with it and spend a couple hours working on it. For example, if you scrapbook, make cards, put albums together, knit, sew, bead, bake(?)...pretty much anything.

This would allocate time to finishing it, as well as, socialize with friends and have fun. Plus a good excuse to work on some Christmas gifts, too. I invited about 8 people and will be adding my two sleeves into my dining table to create enough room and pull out all my art/craft supplies for all to use. This should be fun!!



Secret Excursion for B-day Girl was a blast!

First we sent flowers to her work with a note stating that she be ready on Sat @ 10:30am sharp and not to plan anything for the day. We signed the note ‘a good friend’ which had her guessing until Saturday who it was. (yes we were all played dumb! hehe)

W & I picked her up and surprised her – got her own personalized SURVIVAL kit with things like a huge magnifying glass, adult diaper, metamucil, pill case (filled with candies to look like pills), energy drink and other things to welcome her into old age. hahaha!

We didn’t tell her where we are going so we could keep her in the dark (control freak tendencies), so we headed to Horseshoe Bay where we had lunch at Troll’s with their famous fish and chips -MMMmm dee-licious! Then we took the scenic way back through Dundrave Village for a coffee and window shopping. Our next stop was Ambelside Park and we walked along the seawall as the sun poked through the clouds and rain stopped just in time. Hung out there for a while then it headed over to Kerrisdale whereby we had afternoon High Tea at the Secret Garden. It was a lovely experience and so tasty too!

Later we picked up G and all headed back to B-day’s place for pizza night and dance-off. That’s right the 4 of us plugged in our Ipods and danced for like 5 hours non-stop, well except for CAKE TIME yummy choco mousse cake from Whole Foods with singing candles!

I finally made it home about 3am, it was a long day – but soo worth it. Now I just have to scrapbook all the pictures I took of our adventure with B-day and friends as her final gift.



Gobble, Gobble

I was able to hang out with a couple of friends last night to celebrate a relaxin’ and very tasty chicken (I know it suppose to be turkey, but who wants to be slaving over a hot oven all day, plus it was their first Thanksgiving)

We were invited over for a Thanksgiving dinner to our friends, R&G, they did a fabulous job (as this was their first Thanksgiving here in Canada). They did the bird, rosemary potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce, brussel sprouts, and gravy. It was lovely and we all had a great night just enjoying the meal, some wine and great conversations.

Oh I almost forgot, we also had pumpkin pie (which was organic, too) We had a great night, and look forward to them coming over to our place for dinner soon.



Birthday Surprise

My BFF is going to be celebrating her birthday next weekend. So W and myself are planning something special as she is an awesome friend.

We are going to send her flowers to her office on Tuesday with instructions not to make plans on Saturday and to be ready @ 10:30am sharp! We will then present her a Birthday Survival Backpack with many little goodies, and joke gifts with little sentimental notes attached.

Then on Saturday, W & I will pick her up and head to HS Bay Ferries and walk on and head over to Bowen Island for the day. Take her out to a lovely local restaurant and walk around the beautiful island and view local artisans. Then head back around dinner time to her place for a simple meal and movie of her choice while enticing ourselves of liquid gems (martinis!)

All the while, I have been documenting her special day with my digi camera to make her a keepsake scrapbook to present to her later as her final gift (that will keep on giving as to catalog our memories).



Hubbie & I decided to invite a girlie and her BF for dindin on Thursday

It has been a couple of hectic weeks lately. One of the girlies from the bookclub invited us over a couple weeks back.

Now it is our turn to invite them over and share a meal and some wine (for exception of me due to my other goal) and just hang out – maybe jam (well the guys will be doing this) or play some cards or watch some Flight of the Conchords? Who knows?

But we are looking forward to this little dinner soiree this Thursday night. Now what do I make? Hmmmm…



BC Day to hang with BFF

Tomorrow is suppose to be another beautiful day here in Vancouver. My BFF is coming over from the North Shore and we are going to head down to Main Street and check out a local tapas place and head over to Mukado Jewelry shop

I am so excited – as there are so many interesting places to eat on Main Street, plus we always have fun and it is good to see her again. Hehehee



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