Monday, May 13, 2013

An Unexpected Weekend of Celebrating


Happy Monday everyone! I’m sure that my blog title may come to a surprise to some of you. And that the fact that I am indeed writing this post at all may be a surprise. Don’t worry, it is to me too.

I arrived at the hospital at 8 AM sharp last Thursday and was escorted to my room and given a gown. Butterflies were starting to build and the more nervous I got. There is something about getting put under general aesthetic that freaks me out. About 15 minutes later, a nurse came in and asked to speak to me. I was kind of a little taken aback. She seemed very serious like something was wrong.

She informed me that the doctor had 2 emergency c-sections the night before at 2:30 AM had hadn’t slept since the day before. He had asked her to approach me to see if it was o.k to reschedule to next week.

Immediately, my heart sank. Of course I wasn’t mad but just slightly disappointed. It’s been a long road since November and I was anxious to finally have it all behind me. The good news is that the surgery is rescheduled for this Wednesday! I really appreciate everyone’s kind words from last week!! Love you’s!

With the surgery postponed, it meant that Ryan and I could celebrate our anniversary! 

The weekend started out on a rainy Saturday morning at a yard sale in order to raise money for the Relay For Life team that I am apart of! It was fun morning and I was glad to sell some of the stuff that I don’t need anymore!

Jill, Sharon and I keeping out of the rain!

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Later that morning I headed to Shawville for a wonderful bunch bridal shower for Amanda! It was the first wedding event for Amanda and it was so fun to watch her open all of her beautiful new presents!

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Later that afternoon, Ryan and I packed up the car and left for the start of our anniversary celebrations! First stop, The Marshes Golf Course to play on their short course! It was a rainy morning but the skies had cleared that afternoon which made for a perfect game! First game of the year for me and I think I definitely need more practice! ha ha! 

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We checked into our room at Brookstreet hotel in Kanata and decided to head down to the hot tub to relax after our golf game. It was so relaxing to just sit there, soak and relax!

We got dressed and headed out to do a little shopping. We then picked up a pizza and brought it back to our room where we rented Silver Lining Playbook! It was actually a very good movie! I could see that it could be confusing if you were not paying attention but the story line was interesting!

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We were up early (we both can’t sleep in) and just vegged and slowly got ready for the day. We had a yummy breakfast at the hotel and then headed for a movie in theatres!

It was Ryan’s choice of movie this time and he picked Pain and Gain. To be honest, the movie wasn’t horrible, but it felt long. At the end of the movie they showed pictures of the real criminals and I kept saying, “I can’t believe this is a true story! How stupid can they be?”

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We ran around for some errands and then headed to the driving range where we split a bucket of balls to hit. It was freezing though and so windy that our clubs kept falling over! I was so happy get back into the warm car!

We headed over to The Keg for our anniversary supper! We decided to go to the same Keg that we went to the day after our wedding. It was such nice supper! We were going over some highlights from the wedding. It was nice to just sit and remember the wonderful day that we had.

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It was time to head home after the nice time away. When I got home a special little puppy had a nice Mother’s day card and gift for his mommy! An anniversary and mother’s day all in one day, I’m a pretty lucky girl!

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It was an unexpected weekend of activity but I am so glad that we actually got to celebrate our anniversary after all. Although I was sad at first with not being able to get surgery over with, I am happy with the end result. We got to be together, away from the farm and just relax and celebrate 1 year as husband and wife!

Hope you had a great weekend!



  1. Sucks that you had to reschedule surgery but SOOOO glad that you could celebrate your anniversary! Happy One Year!!

  2. I'm so sorry about your surgery, what a bummer :( but happy anniversary to you and your hubby!

  3. I was sad to hear about your rescheduled surgery. I hope that your Anniversary was as wonderful as you and Ryan are. May countless blessings come your way.