Monday, August 15, 2011

Explosive Weekend!


Happy Monday everyone! This weekend sure did fly right by! Almost too fast! I’d love another day just just to accomplish a list long worth of small jobs around the house! Isn’t that always the way?

My appreciation for where I live really grew this past weekend! I have the best of both worlds! I live in a quiet and peaceful area (the country) yet within an hour’s drive I can be in Canada’s capital, Ottawa. Amazing!

Friday evening Ryan headed off with friends Ricky and Graham for a round of golf after supper. I hate to admit this but sometimes it’s nice to have an evening to myself. It’s not that I don’t like hanging out with Ry, I do. But sometimes it’s nice to hog the T.V with girlie shows and putter around the house all by myself!

Saturday morning we were up with the birds and back in our work uniform to head to the city.

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Morning ferry ride!

As some of you have read before, Ryan and I work for my families sod farm. However, what you may not know is that we do a lot more then just grow sod. One of the biggest things we do is look after sports fields in the city. This would involve aerating, overseeding, fertilizing and etc of different sports fields. One of our biggest fields, Ottawa’s own Ultimate Frisbee Association.

This weekend specifically Ottawa was hosting the national Ultimate Frisbee tournament. Teams from across Canada (1,500 players, wow!) were all playing on sports fields that we help to look after! It was a pretty proud moment for me and fun to sit and watch this intense sport!

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I wish I was as coordinated as these players! It is a very intense sport and all the athletes are very in shape!! Looked like a pile of fun though too!

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We ducked out of the city around lunch time, grabbed some groceries and headed home. We had a couple of hours to rest so we both settled in front of the T.V. Within minutes we were both fast asleep.

It was a good thing for that little nap because we were well rested for an evening celebrating my parents anniversary (and mom’s birthday). Ryan and I decided to surprise Mom and Dad with supper and a fireworks show at Lac Leamy!

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First we started out with some drinks and then sat down for our AMAZING buffet dinner! It was all under a beautiful tent and the food was out of this world! We stuffed our faces and toasted Mom and Dad after 34 years of marriage.

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After supper we took our seats for the over 2000 tons of fireworks! This was the first time Ryan or I had ever been to this event. It’s basically a competition between countries (we were watching Canada) to coordinate fireworks to music. Thousands of people come out to watch the spectacular show!

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Canada’s theme this year was CBC shows. There were the theme songs to Hockey Night In Canada, Mr.Dressup and many other Canadian shows. For each theme song they had a fireworks display to go with it! It really was amazing! I had never seen so many fireworks in my life. 

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After such an amazing time at the Ultimate Frisbee and Fireworks we were spent! We actually slept in till 9 AM on Sunday which is unheard of!

The rest of our weekend we puttered around the house, had lunch with my cousin Shannon and her boy Casey and relaxed!!

As I mentioned above I live in an amazing place! Not only can Ryan and I snuggle into the comfortable country of our home but we can escape every once in awhile to the exciting city where spectacular events happen all the time!

How was your weekend?



  1. Wow, with a view like that ferry ride, you'd want to ride every morning just for the view!

    and we used to play ultimate frisbee in college just for fun. It is a workout. We played 3 girls vs 3 boys and the 3 of us girls were a lot more aggressive ha!

  2. and what about our night at the fireworks.....LOL

  3. Hi, I'm a new follower! That Ferry ride does seem awesome!

  4. Your parents must have gotten married in high school! I can`t belive they have been married longer than me & Reggie!

    Gorgeous misty morning! I would have loved the music for the fireworks, but to be honest, they scare me a bit.