For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.
A very good reminder for me right now!
4 years ago, when the Olympics were in Vancouver, I was fortunate to be able to attend the women's Gold medal hockey game - Canada vs. USA - where I watched our women's team win an Olympic gold medal.
Fast forward 4 years (today!) - our women's team rallies in the last period to tie up the game (also vs. the USA!) and wins the gold medal again in OT. Congratulations! Go Canada Go!
To celebrate our win today and to honour our win 4 years ago on home ice, here are some videos I found when I was at the game!
Well, I'm one year (and one day) older today - yesterday was my birthday and I was fortunate to be able to celebrate it with my family.
So I "discovered" Pentatonix in November and didn't really get obsessed until December - when I found out they were coming to MY hometown the day after my birthday (yes, that's today). For the past three months, I've basically trolled Craigslist to try and get tickets to this concern. I even went so far as to troll the Seattle site too to see if they had tickets available - nope, sold out both shows and not a lot of people giving up their tickets. So a very sad me stayed home and had my own PTX concert.
So that's my sob story for today. :)
So last weekend we went to Fort Langley for the long weekend and made it a point to find a new place to eat. We actually wanted to try Beatnik Bistro but when we got there, they were packed (a good sign) but had a minimum half hour wait (not so great as we had Chloe with us) so we ended up having to find another place to eat. Luckily, Fort Langley is such a tiny, walkable neighbourhood and so many other places were just as interesting. As our luck would have it, it was such a beautiful day that all of the highly rated places from Urbanspoon were taken so we ended up at the Fort Pub and Grill.
Ok, let me start off by saying that I am a pretty boring pub-orderer; I have 3 go-to orders and pretty much stick to it at pubs: hot wings, nachos or beef dip.
Ok, so first up is a service review. Our server was nice enough... when she was around. Otherwise, it was like being in a ghost-town atmosphere, odd for a Saturday lunch on the patio. When we were ready to pay, we had to flag down two other servers just to get our bill and another server to get the debit machine. Gah!
I had a half-order of nachos, no meat on it - just pure nacho goodness. What I actually got was a dried, overcooked non-cheesy plate of chips. Any cheese I could find on the plate was dry (see the bottom green chip below the sour cream? the norm rather than the exception) and sparse - I would put the chip to cheese ratio at maybe 30-40%. It made me :(
Their salsa tasted like it came out of a can. Maybe it didn't... but it sure tasted like it did.
Vic had the salmon burger, which looked nice but he said was a little dry as well. At this point, he was hungry so he ate it all anyway.
Fries were decent though. No real flavour so he dumped a bunch of ketchup/pepper on it and finished off the plate.
Would I come back here again? Probably not. The prices were decent but the quality of the food wasn't great. There were so many other interesting places along the strip I'd rather try and this place didn't stand out to me at all.
Happy Love Day! To celebrate, check out Pentatonix's newest video: a cover of Jessie Ware's Valentine.
Because I'm obsessing over the Olympics right now and we are doing really awesome :)
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I know it's not Thursday yet but I just had to share this video that I found in an old memory card - the first night we brought Chloe home and she meets the cats (circa December 9, 2009). What a little ball of adorable fluffiness!!
I can't believe that it's been 4 years since the Olympics were held in Vancouver. Since then, I've developed more of an interest in watching it - whether it's the summer or winter versions.
This past weekend was the 2nd Family Day long weekend here and so we were able to have 3 days off - a wonderful break for both Vic and I. It was a busy weekend for us - we went to Fort Langley to have lunch and walked some of the trails with Chloe; Sunday was church day (and the dreaded trip to Costco) and we had our Worship Team over on Monday night so it was a day of food prep.
So in between all the excursions out, we watched the Olympic highlights for the ones we got medals for (Men's and Women's Moguls, 1500-m Men's Speed Skating) online. It's kind of weird not to be able to watch it live but what with the time difference in Sochi but it was great to watch our athletes really shine.
Things at my work have reached their peak; I've handed in the first of my projects and it's going through a review right now. The final product needs to be submitted by Friday but I am hoping to hand it in earlier than that so that I don't have to think about it anymore. Then the client reviews it and has until the end of the month to comment or it is assumed approved. Then my project here is officially done!
Not really sure where they'll put me next - there's lots of opportunities in the company so I'm pretty excited about what is coming up next.
Vic is still at his work but is definitely looking at other employment; he also didn't get his tuition vouchers approved anymore so his school has been put on hold (his company was subsidizing it). The good news is that he is definitely still interested in finishing his degree. This past week, he had an appointment with Trinity Western University (a Christian university) to talk to an advisor about finishing his degree there. I tagged along just to hear what they had to say and I was pretty stoked for him when they outlined how their system works. On top of that, there are some spiritual components that he will have to fulfill and he seemed pretty interested in those classes as well. It is pretty pricey as it's a private educational institute and he won't be eligible for student loans but we're pretty committed to making sure he gets a good education so we're praying for some financial blessings to come our way (and employment stability for him!). He is looking at the Adult Degree Completion Program which is geared towards adults working full-time - basically, instead of a semester system, class is delivered in an accelerated, 6 week intensive program that allows to you fulfill degree requirements within two years (depending on the number of credits that can be transferred in). If all goes well and his work situation stabilizes, he aims to start school for the April intake. Very exciting :)
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Loved by the Savior. Blessed with a wonderful husband, a beautiful daughter and an adorable pup.
I love photography, singing, reading, trying new food, organizing, all things Disney and always looking forward to my next adventure. You can usually find me with a book in my hand or talking about Pentatonix. An unfortunate Amazon.com addict :)
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