Tuesday, October 15, 2013

What’s been going on over here…?

Whew, I am pooped! It has been a crazy couple of weeks around here.

Firstly, we just found out that my in house taste tester is being transferred to Victoria, on Vancouver Island, for work.
It is really exciting and we are super happy but the thought of moving and packing is freaking me out!

I have lived in the same apartment for 12 years! I barely remember moving in here.
We are headed over to the island this weekend to find a new place, and then I have to book movers and start packing.

Plus I had to quit my job. I am a little sad about it because I have been there a very long time and I am really close to the people I work with.
But this is a fantastic adventure and I am sure I will find something new.

Then my Dad was here for a week over Thanksgiving. It was fantastic! My Dad is so laid back and relaxed I love spending time with him.

He booked 2 days of fishing on the Fraser River; he was after a giant sturgeon.
It was amazing! The weather was fantastic.

Except some morning fog, creepy right‼

We caught about 15 sturgeon 1 was over 6 feet long and the monster was 7 foot 7 inches, both my in house taste tester and my Dad had to reel it in, that is how big it was!

I had the biggest fish on that I never caught. My Dad had to help me push the rod up so I could reel in line. I fought hard for 25 minutes, but the fish came off right at the boat. I almost cried, and my arms hurt for 2 days!

This is my Dad in all his glory! Sturgeons are all catch and release. It was fun to have a look at these prehistoric looking fish but it was good to know we were letting them go to get bigger and bigger!

We cooked a big Turkey feast on Thanksgiving which tasted amazing! Then we spent some time outside, the weather here was super sunny and nice.
I am so thankful I got to spend time with my Dad!

Things might be a little quiet around here for the next month or so, with all the packing and moving, but I hope to keep cooking right up until the move.

Please share any moving/packing tips you might have‼ I need all the help I can get.




  1. I'm so proud of you! It will be a wonderful adventure! So glad you had an awesome time with Dad on the river! Those pictures, those memories are worth more than gold. Can't wait to see what's in store for you next! Love you lots!!

  2. whooooooooooop! Welcome to the Island! You are going to LOVE IT!!!!

  3. I'm so happy for you guys! I think this is going to be a great change for you, and I'm excited for you! My best advice on the moving is to just take one thing at a time -- if you look at everything that needs to get done, it seems completely overwhelming. So just take baby steps and focus on one task at a time!