What the heck are Phineus and Ferb talking about???

"There's 104 days of summer vacation and school comes along just to end it..."
or so the song goes...
but today I was thinking about it and with our school starting back up next week...
summer vacation for us was really only 60 days or so.
So where are the other 44 days?
What a ripoff.
Needless to say...we are back from our Canadian cool down and I have to say...it was nice:)
Sure it rained almost everyday...at least for 10 minutes...and I liked it.
I wore the same pair of jeans probably 15 of the 21 days we were there
(yes I washed them...at least once:)
But it was lovely.
However, I just realized today why my air conditioning bill is always highest in August.
Yes it is hot as you know what in August in Phoenix...but it is also because we get back from 
Calgary, directly into this oven we call home and I am used to spending the last couple weeks in comfort so the last thing I want to do is sweat it out. 
Thus...I seem to set the a/c a good 5 degrees below what I was sitting in BEFORE our trip.
Make sense?  Maybe not...but it made perfect sense in my head.

Ok...here are a few pictures from the trip.
Nothing spectacular (unless you count my sister's new house which is indeed spectacular).
Since there is absolutely no rhyme nor reason to these photos...I will just bore you with pics.

First...Peyton (the animal lover) got her fill of doggies with my mom's two.
As you can see...they are quite fond of her as well.

 We spent alot of time at the park with the girl's cousins.
Mainly because of these swings...which are very cool.

 Ainsley was attached at the hip to her little cousin Kendall.

Isn't she cute!

Another fun climby thing at the park.

Here is a rare photo of the girls and I.
As you can see I got all dressed up for it.
Or maybe it was totally unplanned...ya...that is more like it.
I then had my hair colored crazy a couple days later.
Of course you cannot go to Canada without spotting some wildlife.
Thanks to a great facebooker Shannon...she posted this link on the paperlili page and
I was then inspired to make Ainsley an instant armload of fabulousness.

I was most addicted to making the friendship bracelets to which I can now whip them out pretty quickly. I think I made about 15 of them while watching trash tv at night with my mom:)
 Hmmm..what else (told you I would bore you)
How about some candid shots of chickie.

And then...my sister's new house that she has been building for almost 2 years I guess.
Unfortunately they are moving in this weekend and so I missed it being completely finished by 4 days!
That sucks.
Another thing that sucks is that I had the completely wrong lens on my camera when I went to check it out...so you cannot even almost grasp
A. how huge this place is 
B. how fabulous it is
but...here are a couple highlights
the row of lanterns in her mud room
this is the sink in the mud room...how cool is it!
just a totally fabulous light in one of the hallways
Princess Kendall's irridescent purple shower tiles in her bathroom
the master bathtub...which is just a fraction of the gigantic master bathroom
the coolest fridge ever
which is in the best kitchen ever...also the largest kitchen I have 
ever seen in a house...I will post photos when she moves in and has it finished...you will die
and then my favorite part of the house...the mouse hole in the kids playroom

I have disappointed myself because these photos do a disservice to how perfect this house is...
but...you get the idea.

And then to finish off my photo tour...gotta share just a couple things that I bought.
I didn't actually buy much there...yet I still had to bring back an extra suitcase and I have no idea why.
But...first...I found these...I loved these...I had to have them and I can't explain why except
that they make me happy.
Yup... a totally missmatched set of cutlery.
Random I know...but...like I said, they make me happy:)

And then...my little miss mugs.
I adore little miss and mr. men.
I get so irritated when I see the little miss tees all over the place.
Overkill.  I was super excited 6 years ago when they started coming back because they
take me right back to being a kid...but people are still churning out the Little Miss Giggles tees and 
I don't like oversaturation:(
Never the less...that did not stop me from buying these mugs...which again...just make me happy:)

Now, you can't tell me that those fingerprints on your cup of coffee wouldn't make you smile too:)


KimD from SC said...

OK...First...you are so funny and I love you! Second... i have my bags packed and am going to move into the mouse hole in the kids room just so I can live in that house. Amazing. Please make your sister take pictures of every room when it is decorated and then post on your blog. I love stalking other peoples houses or OPH:) Just sayin..... If that house were a dance, I would throw my shoe at it like Lady gaga.

kimD from SC said...

And seriously..... Your children go to school next week??? Highway robbery I tell ya! Did they even get time to swim? I hope AZ. is producing some genius kids
making them go to school 5 minutes short of year round...just sayin:)

Shannon said...

AWESOME!! So glad you made the bracelets. I have the stuff and haven't attempted them just yet...

P.S. You make Calgary look way cooler than I know it really is ;) Just kidding.
Hope you had a fabulous trip!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Looks like an awesome trip. Your sister's house is amazing!