Thursday, 28 April 2016

Something didn't feel right.

Yesterday (April 27), a fire occurred in my neighbourhood. 
Actually, in a field right behind my house. 

I was at work, which is in the Trans Canada Highway, connecting Charlottetown to Cornwall. The North River Fire Department is right up the road. We saw two fire trucks drive by with sirens blaring and lights flashing. We saw two more only a few minutes later. We were all wondering what was going on. 
For some reason, something didn't feel right in my gut. Almost as if I should ask my mom what was going on. 
It was around 4:45 p.m., so I figured my mom would be home from work, but I wasn't sure. I called home and she answered. I was just about to ask if she knew anything about a fire somewhere, and she cut me off to tell me it was in the field and the fire-fighters and police were on the scene. I hung up the phone, and told my co workers it was in my neighbourhood. I started to cry a little bit. I was so worried about my childhood home. My mom and brother were home with Winnie and Meeko. And anyone who knows me, knows that my pets are my children. My manager tried to reassure me to calm down and tell me they were going to get it. 
Thankfully, my mom called back a few minutes later and told me they got the fire under control and they were trying to get the remainder of it. The scariest part is when she told me the fire was right up to the hedge of trees that surrounds our yard, which is maybe 20-30 feet from our house. 

When I got home from work, half the field had turned black, I could still smell burning and some ashes were flying around. I talked to our neighbours, Cyndi and Lauren, who told me a cigarette caused the fire. 
I went into my house to hug my pets and cried a little more. I said a silent prayer thanking Heavenly Father for keeping everyone safe. 

I hope whoever was smoking in the back field has learned their lesson and will be responsible for their actions. (Don't smoke, kids.)
On the other hand, I'm very grateful the fire department made it in time and I'm super grateful for the fire hydrant in my front yard.

(Stole these pictures from my brother)

(These are my pictures)

I'm actually good with the snow that fell today. It will cool everything down.

Saturday, 16 April 2016

More Burger Love || Mom's graduation!

Since my last post, I've tried two more burgers for Burger Love. 

Swiss-a-licious (Swiss Chalet)
7oz Island Beef Patty stuffed with Creamed Goat Cheese Filling, House-made Pulled Pork, Cheddar, Grilled Bacon, Spring Mix, Fresh Roma Tomatoes, Garlic Mayo, Swiss Chalet Rib Sauce, and Hand-cut Red Onion Rings with Swiss Chalet Sauce and Parmesan Cheese Batter on a Toasted Kaiser Bun, garnished with a Deep-fried House-made Poutine Ball stuffed with Cheese Curds, Creamy Mashed Potato, and Swiss Chalet Gravy

The Brick-inator (The Brickhouse Kitchen and Bar)
7oz Island Beef Patty, 4 Strips of Candied Bacon, Gouda Blend Cheese, Butterleaf Lettuce, Onion Rings tossed in Frank’s Hot Powder, and House-made 'The Brick' Sauce on a Toasted Herb Cheesy Bun, garnished with Onion Rings and Dill Pickle

So far, The Brickhouse is my favourite. I'm pretty sure I gave it a 10. 
Swiss Chalet was good too! I didn't think I would like the pulled pork, but it was all right!!
For the past few years, my mom has been quite busy. She found out about a program through Holland College to get her Early Childhood Education while still being able to work. 
This is what life was like for a while. She would take a lot of different courses on weekends and some evenings, all while trying to balance work, family, church callings and everything inbetween. 
But today, we were able to celebrate all her efforts at her graduation!!
Mom has come so far, and I'm happy to see her continuing her learning in the field of work she loves.
P.S. my mom is a baby whisperer.
Accepting her diploma 

All graduated!

Dad, mom, Alyssa and me.

After the grad, I went to Alyssa and Haig's. We had tacos together for supper, then Alyssa and I watched three episodes of "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt", which is an awesome show on Netflix and we love it!


Thursday, 7 April 2016

Pet moments || P.E.I. Burger Love || General Conference!

Last week, I had two days off work. So I basically just stayed home and watched movies with my pets. (Also from my last post, "The Good Dinosaur" was good but I thought it had some sketchy parts. The animation is beautiful. And "Sisters" was good too I suppose, it wasn't as funny as I thought it would be.)
while Winnie was outside enjoying the sun, I got some rare kitty cuddles

We went to the Victoria Park boardwalk. She came home and plopped right down in my bed and I laid there with her.
In 2011, a campaign called "P.E.I. Burger Love" was born ( It's basically a lot of Island restaurants in competition to see who can make the best burger. People try the burgers and vote for them online throughout the month of April. At the end, the most loved burger wins.
This year is 73 burgers, and me being the small person I am, I've tried two so far. 
Foxy Dill (BOOMburger)
2 – 3.5oz Island Beef Patties, Bb Fry Dill Dip, Lettuce, Dill Pickles, Tomatoes, COWS Extra Old Cheddar, Lucky Fox Snack Co. White Cheddar Dill Chips, Ketchup, and Mustard on a Bun grilled with COWS Creamery Butter

Desperado (Pizza Delight 1911 Jail)
6oz Island Beef Patty, Homemade Beef Chilli, Iceburg Lettuce, Onion, Corn Chips, Traditional Mustard, and Queso Cheese Sauce on a Fresh Herb and Cheese Bun

Both were very good. On the Foxy Dill, I wasn't a huge fan of the chips on there, mainly because I couldn't taste them very well. 
I'm hoping to try a few more!
Also, general conference was held over the weekend. General Conference is a broadcast church meeting held in Salt Lake City and is shown to members worldwide. I had to work during the Saturday sessions, but I watched them on Tuesday night. And I was able to watch the sessions on Sunday at the church. 
I have to say my favourite talk was by Jeffrey R. Holland. He's always so real and knows what he's talking about. 
Here is the link if you would like to read it! (
I also liked a lot of the talks about Temples and families. We have a Temple in Halifax, but its still hard to get to sometimes since we all work and have other activities to do. Last time I went was on Thanksgiving weekend in October. I hope I can go sometime this summer with my parents. :)