Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Parties galore

So, this weekend was like party central for the Halifax area. Not only was it Canada’s birthday, but it was Kat’s b-day and Joyce’s shower, and lots of other fun stuff. So, let me start with Joyce’s shower.
Let me just tell you, planning a going away thing for Joyce in one day was not what I had originally planned for her farewell/maternity leave. She wasn’t supposed to be finished working for another month. But, doctor’s orders made her change her plans, so Friday was her last day here at Extreme. Lynds and I were caught off guard, and it was kinda funny cause we had just planned her shower like the day before (the one that was supposed to happen in July). So, we switched up the plans and had sandwiches, fruit, treats and goodies from Superstore (which by the way, make awesome “half-time” platters that I am in love with). We ordered her a gift from her registry, since it wasn’t available in store at the time, but hope she was still excited. It was a nice time, and actually good planning since Kristi was down to visit. Her and Joyce are about a month apart in due dates, I think, so we had a nice little photo shoot with the bellies. Haha, can you imagine if I looked like this for real, I’d be the ugliest pregnant woman ever, talk about misshapen tummy! So that was Friday afternoon, and then on Friday evening a bunch of us gals went out to dinner to celebrate Kat’s b-day. I love getting together with a bunch of girls to chat and hang out. I think we’ve decided that we’re going to make it a once a month thing, to celebrate all the birthdays for that month. Anyone interested (if you are a girl) is more than welcome to come! Also, since I am a pro baby stealer, feel free to bring your little ones along. So, that’s Friday. On Saturday I went with Meaghan and Jason to Leon’s to look at furniture (I may be a little obsessed) and then I came home and had a nap. That evening we had them over for supper. The boys had bbq salmon and Meags and I stuck with some more land-loving choices. After we digested our food a little, we went to the driving range. Here are some hot model poses from that. Oh, and funny story: Josh and Jason were using Josh's clubs, Jason had a driver and was hitting some balls and all the sudden, we hear Jason go "whoops" and we see this brown thing rolling around on the field. We all thought it was a bird that Jason hit or something, but actually, it was the head of the driver...it had flung off when he hit a ball. It was sooooo funny. Jason was like super sorry and Josh was laughing so hard. It was an old club and it had a hole in the bottom anyways so yea, all fun and games. No one lost an eye.
Sunday we had Kelly, Rob and kids over for supper and it was a nice time too. I made ham in the slow cooker and it turned out wicked. I loved it. I would have to say that my fav. part of the evening was when Rob put scalloped potatoes on Emma’s plate and she gets this disgusted look on her face and says “ UM, EW”. It was so funny, I couldn’t help but laugh. Kelly brought dessert and it was stellar. Yummy chocolate cake with scor bits and whip cream and stuff. Mmm. It was just as good as the dessert that Meags and Jason brought from M&M Meats. It was like macaroon something squares. So good. Had them at the wedding and loved them, and now I know where to get them so yummier J
After Kelly and Rob left (Emma’s bedtime was fast approaching), we went with Whitney and Dan to the fireworks. Well we went to their house first, which I am in love with and may be a tad jealous. In fact, I think I am planning on moving into their basement and I am sure they won’t mind. It’s lovely there and can’t wait for the day that Josh and I get to have a place of our own. The fireworks were ok, but the company was better. Dan is like the funniest guy and he was doing the dumbest things and none of us could help but loose ourselves laughing. Good thing I have strong bladder control. Whitney was constantly like…“sorry about my husband”, it was awesome.
On Monday Josh and I went golfing with my dad. It was my first time ever (thanks Cheryl for lending me your clubs). I had so much fun. I don’t think it seemed like I did after we were done but I was so tired I needed a nap before I could express anything. I hope we get to go again soon, and one day I hope that I get better at it…lol. But, good news, I didn’t whine or complain about the heat or walking at all. I was so proud of myself, and I think dad and Josh were too. Yay! After golf we went out to my parents place for a swim, and then it started to rain so we just hung out. Josh had to work that evening, so I stayed for supper and it was just my parents and I and it was nice. No sister and brother to be mean to me (sigh, can’t wait for us to just get along). So, the evening ended with me returning home for a nice sleep (which could have lasted longer and I wouldn’t have minded, but work would have). And here I am now, updating my blog, waiting for lunchtime and waiting even more for tomorrow cause I am going for a massage. Good times in the Maritimes. Ciao
P.S Thanks to all my fellow bloggers out there who are doing an awesome job at updating. I love you all, you keep me sane here at work sometimes. Bon travail.
P.P.S We were driving down by the Nickelback concert on Sunday night and they were just like between songs, like talking to the crowd, and every second word outta that guys mouth was poopy. I was super like...offended-ish. I can't believe that in this day that people think it's ok to swear like that. Not only that, but over a microphone, to a crowd, at a Canada Day event. I was just not impressed. I am sure none of the people in there even cared, but I did.


Beckey & Travis Buxton said...

Um, yeah, that cake, if it is the same cake I am thinking of...does it have caramel under the whipped cream? Well, we call that "Better than $ex cake" here in Utah...it is very good! Glad you are having a blast with parties! We made it to Utah late last night but I still had to check to see if anyone updated their blogs! So far you are the only one!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you had a jammed pack weekend. Let me know when you guys go for dinner, I'd be down for it every now and then. I can't believe how pregnant Kristi looks!! So fun!! Makes me want another one!!

Drennans said...

Good post! I'm going to have to steal some of your pictures! I can't believe how pregnant I look either! I grew a lot when I got home. Wish I was there...for good!! Some day...sniff. Miss ya already!

Ashley said...

Well you had a full weekend! Sounds like a good time. Dont you look cute with a pregnant belly!
I hear you about that concert swearing issue! I hate when they do that. It isn't necessary, why inflict that on everyone! Anyway, i enjoyed your post, we'll have to hang out soon.

Karen O'Hearon said...

Ohhh I'm so jealous you had such a fun weekend and I was at work...boo!! Great pictures though...looks like you guys had fun for Katrina's birthday- I so wanted to come...keep me posted on the next one because I want to be there for sure! I didn't think your pregnant belly was that ugly...I've actually had women come into the store with bellies like that- it's pretty crazy!! Anyway message me sometime when you are free so we can hangout... because I am around...I cannot wait to live around the corner from you it'll be a lot easier to hangout then!! Hope you are having a Great day!

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blogs! The are so fun... Thanks for your all sorts of happy comments... They are real pick me ups. And I'be been meaning to say this for ever, but lately whenever I think of you I think of "Papa Grande and Mama Cita!" Funny stuff and good times:)

chantelle brade said...

Looks like you had fun...I can't believe I missed them all. Maybe next time.
I will talk to you on Sunday, we'll have a good old chat.