Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Long Weekend, Too Short


Happy Tuesday everyone! Seriously, why is it that long weekends (that most of us look forward to) pass by WAY to quickly!

I had been looking forward to this weekend for quite some time. Ryan and I had plans for many fun activities but for the most part we were going to be at home, together, puttering around at chores.

Friday evening kicked off the long weekend by getting gussied up and heading to the city to one of our favorite restaurants, The Keg. If you want some delicious Caesar’s (Blood Mary) and some yummy steak, then The Keg is your place. The Keg is an occasional treat for us because of the price. However, we can cash in airmile points and get gift certificate’s which really helps!

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After a yummy meal we walked to Ottawa’s National Art Centre for the Broadway performance of The Lion King!


The show was AMAZING! It was everything and more that the Disney cartoon is!

After the show we had about a 10 minute walk back to the car but it was POURING rain and we were without an umbrella. We waited a short time under the roof of the Chateau Laurier but got impatient and ran for it! We were soaked!

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Saturday morning we were up early and got our work clothes on! This weekend’s mission was finishing the new flower beds from when we got interlock put in.

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We worked away until it was time to change to meet with friends Sharon and Wayne for a very special evening to see Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2. Wayne was even set with his very own wand! ha ha!

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Sharon (my most organized friend) suggested we see the earlier movie in IMAXX and 3D!! Heck ya! I had never seen an IMAXX movie so I was super excited!

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The movie was amazing as I suspected it would but it is so weird to realize that it is the last one. I mean the last Harry Potter, no more Oprah? This kind of sucks! Soon I’ll be watching the last Twilight Saga movie….TEAR!

After the movie we headed to supper and back on the ferry for the ride back to Quyon.

Sunday morning, we headed into Quyon again for the Mayor’s Breakfast that we being held as a fundraiser for the new town hall that we DESPERTLEY need.

We drove back into the city to head to a nursery to pick up all our new flowers for the beds (YIPEE!). It was a good thing we took a truck because there were so many, about 80 new plants!

We got them home and got to work! It was stinking hot out but we worked through supper (and a little cooler weather) to finish the new flower beds! They look alittle weak with new small plants but when they grow it will be beautiful! We were so exhausted but it was well worth it!

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Monday was truly a day of rest. Putting the finishing touches on the front porch in the form of new rocking chairs, groceries, visiting with Ryan’s stepdad and staying cool inside the house! Finally, we headed over to neighbors Sharon and Wayne’s (yes the same ones as before) for supper and bachelorette finale! (P.S YAY J.P!)

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I mean can the weekend get any better then that? Working your way through a big project and yet still finding time to spend with great friends and family! Amazing long weekend!



  1. Well you send that rain our way. I'd be more than happy to walk slowly in it if it meant we'd get rain :)

  2. On the spur of the moment we decided to take Sancia to see The Lion King. What a blast! I had seen it in TO years ago and it was fabulous 2nd time around too.

    Sounds like a very productive and fun weekend!

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