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Best. Husband. Ever. Part 2

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Hey, it’s my blog and I can swoon over my husband 2 days in a row if I want to!

Yesterday I mentioned he surprised me with an early birthday present. The surprise was that it was 5 weeks early! Now I will swoon over my present!

Fluevogs! Other than cupcakes and donuts, fluevogs are the best indulgence a girl could have! And, I spend most of my days barefoot, it’s nice to pretty my feet up with a pair of vogs!

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Prepare Volunteer, size 7
Almost as awesome as the man that bought them. This is my 7th pair of vogs and they do not disappoint. They fit me true to size with thin socks, slipped right on. I wore them out the day he brought them home, put them on while I was getting ready, the clog-like soul is very comfortable. Barely feels like you’re wearing a heel. I have sensitive feet, I always get blisters and sore spots on the skin, rarely does this happen with fluevogs. The volunteers are no exception, the leather is so soft which molds and hugs your foot. Each pair is slightly unique, not only are they designed to have a unique slouch between the left and right boot but mine are different from the ones pictured on the website. The reason I received my present early is because they went on sale. Bryn said he got the last pair of 7’s at that store so if you’re wavering, resist no longer! The boots also come in grey felt and pinky red. Black was my first choice for the obvious reason, black is neutral and I’m hoping they’ll become an instant classic and my go to black boots.

Link to Fluevogs Prepare Volunteer

Love, love, love these boots!

I am so grateful and
Love my man more.

Best. Husband. Ever.

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What makes anyone the best at anything? Dedication. Passion. Love. And hours of training.

Check, check, check and check.

According to Malcolm Gladwell, author of Outliers, it takes 10000 hours or approximately 10 years training to become an expert at something. We have been married for 10 years and my husband is definitely an expert in marriage.

Yesterday my wonderful husband surprised me with an early birthday present, he also cleared his schedule so I could have the day off. Not only that, I went out for a much needed “lady’s night” and I’m totally a light weight these days, Bryn is nursing my hangover! He went to the store at 8:30 this morning to get headache tablets and brought me an English muffin in bed.

God, I love this man!

How did I get so lucky?

we don’t need no eggs and bacon

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This afternoon we dropped the boys off with Bryn’s mom so she could treat them to lunch and the latest Chipmunk installment “Chipwrecked”.

So we had a few hours to waste, which was a good thing because we got to go for lunch. We ended up going to Slickity Jim’s Chat and Chew located on Main St. at 19th. This was my first time to Slickity Jim’s and I was excited but didn’t have my expectations too high. I was pleasantly surprised at how great it was. It’s a small place, so be prepared to wait for a table. The service is very informal, I had to write our name down on the wait list (chalk board) myself but still friendly and polite. It’s a cool joint but doesn’t feel pretentious even though every hipster in town is there.

The food came served on mismatched second hand dishes which added to the charm of the diner. The food was better then I expected, I ordered the tofu scram called “we don’t need no eggs and bacon”, it came with roasted potatoes and toast. I thought it was great. Bryn ordered the club house sammie, called “three slab grab”. My favourite thing about Slickity Jim’s is that it’s not a vegan restaurant but has vegan options which makes life a little easier for me and my man and our dilemma of eating out.

We don't need no eggs and bacon.

“12 days of Christmas” part 2

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As you may have read from my previous post that my wonderful husband is treating me to 12 days worth of gifts from the heart. They are all simple and thoughtful little gifts that have little or no monetary value. So far he has put a lot of thought into the gifts and some of them have included the kids so they have become very meaningful to me and far more valuable then anything he could buy. But seriously, Bryn, don’t go to the trouble of returning anything if you did buy something. lol

Here is a re-cap of the first 4 days.

Day 5 -Family holiday pictures, we rarely get pics with all 4 of us. We had a lot of fun with this.

Day 6 -Poetry. Bryn wrote a little poem and gave me a long stem rose. Sigh.

Day 7 -Foot massage!! He even used exfoliating scrub. That’s love.

Day 8 -For several days Bryn’s been telling that I’m going love day 8. And it’s true, I love day 8! He’s arranged a “date night” for us, dinner and movie and he’s even arranged childcare for the boys. Love my man.

Only 4 more days left….

Day 4’s Sweets

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Bryn’s “12 days of Christmas”

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My wonderful and thoughtful husband has given me an early Christmas present and it’s 12 days of gifts from the heart.

On day one, Dec 14th, after I put the kids to bed I came downstairs to find he had lit candles and the first gift was a dance. He had the iPod set to the song from our wedding which was Remy Shand’s Take a Message it was very romantic.

Day 2 was a massage!! Need I say more, the best!

Day 3 was take-out! Sushi, I know, seems like no biggie but with our different lifestyles it’s the only thing we can all agree on.

Day 4 was a variety of vegan baked goods from Karmivore, located in New Westminster, BC. He got one of everything, he’s the sweetest.