April 23, 2012

What I did this weekend


On Saturday Dave and I went to my friend Andrea’s wedding. We had a blast hanging out with my friends from high school and reconnecting.  During the break between the ceremony and the reception, we popped over to Michaels to pick up supplies for my girlfriend Laura’s baby shower next Saturday. Spoiler alert: Laura please skip over this part and continue reading from my Sunday recap. Everyone else, please continue reading.

While we were wandering aimlessly around the store looking for decorations, I met an awesome woman named Tina Hois who helped me to pull my decorations together. She was fun and knowledgable, and went out of her way to make our experience truly awesome. The best part of this is, Tina doesn’t even work in the store!  She was involved in a scrapbooking class when we came upon them and asked for some help. It turns out she works at their head office. Kudos to Michaels for hiring employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions. We came out with all of our decorations taken care of,  smiles on our faces and a renewed belief in great customer service. Tina, you rock girlfriend!!!  We then rushed back to Andrea and Brian’s wedding and partied like rock stars till the wee hours of the morning!


On Sunday, for her 60th birthday, we took my mom out  on a Mariposa brunch cruise around the Toronto Harbour. They had a variety of great food which was enjoyed by all, from my 22month old son to my 60 year old mother.  In addition to the variety and bounty of all the gastronomic delights provided, our server Sophie was attentive and helpful; she was truly awesome! Brie and JD ended up making friends with some tweens at the next table and many of our fellow passengers were entertained by the impromptu dance party that broke out during the cruise. Here’s a shout out to Molly and her girlfriends (a group of tweens) who kept my toddlers thoroughly engaged, and a special thanks to Molly’s mom Cindi (who turned out to be the Vice President of the cruise line) for inviting my kids to go see the captain driving the boat.

In the evening, we rushed to our friend’s house for a camp planning meeting! The kiddies were great, Brie did some food colour painting and played with home made play dough while JD ate all the fruit in sight. Our movie inspiration this year will be ‘Despicable me’ and the overall theme will be ‘Remarkable me’! It’s going to be a super fun week at camp filled with disco dancing, water fights and little yellow minions!

Wowza! What a weekend y’all!!! I can’t wait to see what next weekend has in store.


  1. You can cruise around Toronto’s waterfront. Who knew. That’d be a nice way to see a sunset.

  2. I’m exhausted just reading about your exciting weekend! You got so much accomplished AND had lots of fun! You sure know how to make the most of your time! 🙂

    • Stacey, can I tell you how exhausted I was on Monday! I kept telling myself to get organized to homeschool the kids and that just didn’t happen. The busy weekend did make one thing very clear though, I am no longer in my twenties. Trust me, I got that message loud and clear! 🙂

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