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Monday, February 16, 2015


So glad I had the opportunity to witness my good friend tying the knot! It was a whirlwind of a weekend, but it was so worthwhile. Wishing the lovebirds happiness, health and all the love in the world. 

Friday, February 13, 2015

The Wedding Card Request

The following is an exchange of text messages with my friend Drung a few days before his wedding.

Drung: Amanda! How are things?

Me: Hey Drung! Things are alright, how about you? How's the wedding planning coming along?

Drung: Oh it's coming, pretty much done - just waiting for the day to be here.  Looking forward to seeing you there

Me: Yeah, it's going to be fun! I'm glad I won't miss it :) Also, I won't be able to afford very much toward's your guy's gift, but is there a company I can get you a gift card with? Home Outfitters or The Bay?

Drung: Honestly, don't worry about a gift Amanda. I'm glad you could make it and I know it's a big expense to get here.

Me: Aww thanks Drung! I'll still get you two a hand painted card or something. What's Steph's favorite animal?

Drung: Haha that's awesome! She likes cats but I honestly don't, so please don't make a cat card because I don't want her to get any ideas...

Me: hahahahhaha

Drung: How about a bear card? Your specialty.

Me: Bear it is!

I have single-handedly created possibly the most unconventional wedding card in existence. Don't you like how I tried to add some romantic touches with the watercolor hearts? Ask and you shall receive... although part of me wishes I had just gone with a normal theme of hearts or doves. I also wish I would have gotten them a little something more as a gift. I suppose this is the literal price of living on the other side of the country.

On a more important note, one of my best friends got married!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Sendero Diez Vistas

Spent some time this past weekend hiking with a friend. We decided to tackle the Sendero Diez Trail since the weather had been so unusually warm.

Usually from the lookouts hikers can see Deep Cove and North Vancouver, but there were a lot of low clouds blocking our view. The hike did offer an amazing chance to get above the overcast weather, with beautiful clouds rolling around the mountains and Vancouver Island far in the distance.