Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekend Recap and CHECK

Happy Monday! As I am writing this, my eyes still feel like they are half asleep! Even though I get up early it takes my eyes and mind time catch up with the rest of me!

I hope you all passed a great weekend! Let me start by telling you about the special mail I received on Thursday. A while back I mentioned that I had signed up for a flip flop swap! It turns out that it was for Americans only but after e-mailing the organizer, she agreed to be my swap partner so that I could still participate! Pretty awesome, eh? I was SOOO excited to see this pretty envelope on Thursday! I mean, an envelope like that MUST be something good!

It was something good! It was an adorable pair of flip flops with a cute little zipper rose detail! They fit perfectly and they go with so many outfits! Thank you Lyryn for my flip flops and the swap!!

Back to the weekend! Friday evening, after a hectic week at work, I worked outside where I got attacked by black flies! It was all worth it though because I got my whole vegetable garden weeded and now my little seedlings can GROW, GROW, GROW!!!

Saturday was a big day! I could not sleep but I managed to get to work and work the morning away which made the time pass by super quick! I had a lot of mixed emotions about Saturday. It was a mix between excitement and nervous, I couldn't believe I was going to be purchasing my wedding dress!

My mom, Bev (future Mother-in-law) plus Jilly, Bekk and Amanda (MOH & bridesmaids) headed to the city for a quick lunch and then wedding dress shopping! The place of choice, The White Dress on Preston Street in Ottawa.

If you want an AMAZING shopping experience visit this bridal salon! Jasmine is so helpful, kind, and genuinely excited! You can really tell she loves her job! The dresses of coarse are BEAUTIFUL but the experience is first class! Thank you Jasmine!

Us ladies, pre shopping! Thank you all for coming with me, I couldn't have done it without you!

The trip was so fun and successful! Lots of laughs, the funny hip dress my bridesmaids picked out, and kind of got a little emotional for me when Jasmine put the veil on my head! I am able to CHECK a big item off the wedding to do list, buy the wedding dress!

Whether it was all the excitement, or the lack of sleep in anticipation, I went home and CRASHED on Saturday afternoon. I was feeling so ill. I tucked myself into bed at 5 and slept the night away (except for one supper break)!

Sunday morning I was feeling 100% better. Ryan and I loaded up the jeep with food and chairs and headed to a neighbors for the annual Sunday School Picnic. It was fun to be able to sit and enjoy the out door church service, anticipating all that yummy potluck food to come!

The kids had an amazing time and once in a while during the service you could hear the giggles in the background.

That afternoon Ryan and I headed to the city and got most of the supplies for our upcoming pool party!! But, more on that next week! :-)

How was your weekend? Hope you have a wonderful week!



  1. I hate to say it, but it sounds like I told you so is in order... LOL. Sounds like you just knew when it was the dress :)

    I'm so glad you had a good wedding dress shopping experience!

    And an outdoor service... awesome!

  2. Thanks for posting a picture of me leading the service. I had a hard time keeping it all together. I could have just cried and had a tantrum yelling, "Don't make me go back, I don't want to go back to school!!!" (Too funny, as I am the minister!!)

    So excited to hear about your dress!!!!!! Yeah!!! I think that must be the ultimate mother/daughter shopping trip. Say yes to the dress! Congrats!

  3. Those are so cute! I love the rose detail.

  4. I'm still so disappointed that I forgot to ask you, "So Lindsay...Is this the dress? Are you saying YES to the dress???"
    Had a great time with you all on Saturday! You're going to be a beautiful bride!!

  5. OMG .. soooooo excited Lindsay!!!! YEah ..