Sunday, October 25, 2009


I hate to do this, But to organize my life... it IS a necessity.

I had to switch blogs.
I did use that dreaded word.

I know it is so much work... But to my beloved followers who have followed my blog ... even though I have not posted in over 2 months.
I plan on blogging more, but only with my actual google account. so please, bare with me and make the change.

thats the URL.

Do it.

Follow Me.


but in all seriousness... thanks!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I'm pretty stoked about now...


Also... I love my job, just sayin'

Monday, August 31, 2009

17, Engagement and Shopping.


kay, now that, that is out of the way...
It's been so, so long since i've been able to post on here.

We now have internet at the house, but that actually doesn't help me at all because i'm in EDMONTON, for a shopping week!!!! Hallelujah. and I am so blessed because I have been able to buy myself lots of nice goodies in the past couple weeks both during our trip or our shopping trip this week.
-lulu lemon pants
-lulu lemon water bottle (and headbands)
-Volcom goodies
-Camera bag
-Shoes (Puma and DC)

Basically it's been phenomenal. =]

I have a job now, by the way I'm a cashier and cash room girl for No Frills (kinda like Extra foods) Brandon also got a job working for Canadian tire as a promotional guy.

My seventeenth birthday was phenomenal, I got a CAR (Pumbaa), two and a half men season 2 , and a ring... not to mention Engaged!
I'm am 17, and engaged... and it's kinda fun!

Don't get me wrong, it's really weird... and kind of nerve racking to know that I am stepping into something so huge, so young. But it's so cool to be able to plan, think, dream and imagine what it's all going to be like. There is a lot of thoughts running through my head and a lot of questions that i'm asking myself, my parents, my fiance, and my friends. It's all very exciting... So please be praying for us as we step into this new journey together.


Pictures to come... obviously.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Courtenay, BC to Cold Lake, AB

I apologize for this blog taking so long. It's been pretty chaotic around since we got here. We've been in Cold Lake for 4 days and so far.... I'm kind of liking it. I don't love it... and Courtenay will always be home... but I am enjoying myself.

Our trip here was rather uneventful... Pumbaa made it here okay! In fact he is running better than ever...
The 9th: we stopped in Kelowna for a phenomenal family dinner...
10th: We stopped in EDMONTON! Heck yes.. We didn't do any shopping because we arrived after the mall closed... but we stayed in the fantasy land hotel and it was incredibly exciting.
11th: Shopping DAY!!! I got so much stuff... I was so blessed to be able to spend as much as I was. It was pretty much the most i've spent on myself since January. I'll include my purchases at the bottom of this blog for those who are curious. It was pretty much the best day of the trip. Shopping, Coffee with CAITLYN and Aaron.. andddd Julie & Julia with Mom.
12th: Galaxy Land, more shopping and finally Cold lake. Needless to say, we were pretty grateful to just be done with the traveling.

Now, our new home is coming together quickly. We are almost completed the living level un-pack. but the basement and definitely my bedroom are still in the process of unpacking. I guess now we're in the process of settling in and figuring things out.

I've had my license switched over and have been doing any and all driving possible ( I'm allowed to drive with Brandon now, he's 18 so he's an adult here)
My road test is booked for the 8th of September. Be praying for me cause it will be nerve racking.
Tomorrow I phone my new piano teacher. AH!
We also get our gym memberships and such tomorrow.
I'm also looking for a job now? I want WALMART... but of course we'll see!
I guess this is all really scattered.. but that's kind of my thoughts right now.

Tomorrow is Daddy's Birthday! So Happy Birthday Daddy... I love you!

When I get internet at my house, there WILL be pictures =]

Til then

Monday, July 27, 2009

Moving Day is Coming Soon, Coming Soon, Coming Soon....

Did anyone else sing that title to the tune of "The wheels on the bus go round and round"?
Haha Anyways, It's pretty much here already, I'm so booked up it is both terrible and fabulous!
Our official moving day is the 9th of August... But Seriously my week is pretty chaotic. Example:

27th - Monday: Brandon's Driving Exam,
Moving stuff from Brandon's house, and
Cleaning my bedroom.
28th - Tuesday: Cleaning and Work at 4:00
29th - Wednesday: Work(all day)
30th - Thursday: Work at 4, Brandon Gone
31st - Friday: Cleaning
1st - Saturday: Work
2nd - Sunday: Work, Church, BBQ
3rd - Monday: Visiting Brandon's Parents, Packing Day
4th - Tuesday: Maybe BBQ?
5th - Wednesday: Packing Day
6th - Thursday: Packing Day
7th - Friday: Loading Day, Moving Auntie Deb
8th - Saturday: Moving and Pacing Auntie Deb, Cleaning
9th - Sunday: Traveling Day, Kelowna
10th - Monday: Kelowna to Edmonton
11th - Tuesday: Edmonton Mall
12th - Wednesday: Edmonton Mall
13th - Thursday:Cold Lake.

Needless to say, The Olmsteads+1 are going to be incredibly these next few weeks.
Please keep us in your prayers. Both for energy and excitement!

Monday, July 20, 2009


Well, It's clearly summer as my blogging has dropped to an all time low... no posts in a month!
I guess thats cause i've been out enjoying the summer annddd working non-stop. But lets be honest here, I love it.

So I guess a very brief update:

Graduation 09: Grad was phenomenal. It was so rad to have a normal grad like everyone else. Everyone just hung out like we were all tight. It was great! my hair was amazing and my parents definitely made my graduation special!

Piano: Some of you still may not know it... but I PASSED MY GRADE 8 EXAM! Yay! Haha, and for anyone whom I haven't explained this too... sometime last year I also had taken a Grade 2 theory rudiments exam and that exam paired with the one I just passed means I am officially allowed to teach RCM up to grade 3. I'm really excited. I'm also playing again after my month long fiesta for my flaring tendonitis. My wrists feel much better.... but i'm thinking about picking up some homeopathy before we leave.

Moving: Moving has been intense. We have 19 more days until we leave and it truly has been a complete gong show. Leaving is going to suck so bad even though I'm really excited about the change. I just want everything to be done and over with. It's hectic. We are still praying to upgrade to an even nicer PMQ but we won't know it's availability until the 25th. Here's hoping.

Work: IS AMAZING! It's totally picked up and I love my bosses and Bella and Benj are the cutest things. I'm going to miss them so much when I leave.

Aside from all of that. Graduated life is weird. Kinda boring in fact.... I've been spending any and all of my free time at my favorite spots of the island ... Although I'm excited to have the pace pick up when we move.
This Sunday Brandon and I went down to Nanaimo to see all of hios faveorite places and spots growing up. That was fun! Had some good food. Went on some walks. Got amazing deals at the Gap! and even went over to Newcastle.

All in all... I've been working, hanging out, packing, and taking every oppertunity to got out with my camera. I have been having A LOT of fun.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

A Couple Things....

So today was pretty much amazing.

Happy Father's Day to all the guys out there who are Daddy's, however mine still beats you all.

Today was Dad-Fest. Basically a huge party at Airforce beach for all the Dad's and their families... or a fantastic day sprawling out at the beach.

I spent most of my day on the beach, lounging walking and taking pictures and then it was time to come home for my Family Graduation party!
We ate Steak, sautéed mushrooms and onion, new potatoes and broccoli. Yum. and then.... PRESENT TIME!

Needless to say, my family is amazing. I got:

- A twisted two-toned gold bracelet from my aunt and uncle.
- A knock-off LV that I have waned fro a very long time from my Nana and Papa
-My Sony A350k DSLR, I still haven't named her yet


So Excited to use it at Grad.