Monday, October 28, 2013

A Very Busy Weekend!


Happy Monday everyone! Who else would like just ONE MORE day for the weekend? One more day of recovering and doing nothing! That would be the best!

The weekend started out on Friday night with a book club meeting that was held at our home! It was nice to have all the ladies over and not have to go somewhere myself! The snacks were so yummy and it was a great discussion about a great book! Room by Emma Donoghue is a fast read book of a little boy and his Mom who was kidnapped and held captive for years. It also told the story of their escape and their struggles with adjusting to life outside of Room.

Friday nights are always a hard one for me. I don’t have much energy left! After a long work week and busy Friday I crash pretty hard on Friday nights.

Saturday morning Ryan and I were up fairly early to get a start on our day! As a belated birthday gift, Ryan was taking me shopping for whatever I wanted! The best part was that he drove the whole time and went where ever I wanted and never complained once! Any store, any stop and for as long as I needed! It was so nice! He carried my bags and was very patient.

Maternity clothes were high on my shopping list! I am starting to get very uncomfortable in my current clothes. Things just don’t fit right and I feel like a stuffed sausage trying to make my current pants work.

The first stop was the new Target in Orleans! I was so excited to visit a Canadian Target! We went right when it opened so that there were minimal crowds. We walked around for about half an hour. They had only one rack of maternity clothes which was very disappointing. Actually overall, I was very disappointed. I had high expectations for Target but the ones in the U.S are SO much better then our Canadian version. The stock was low in a lot of aisles and the selection wasn’t that great. Even when I went to get a coffee at Starbucks, the debit machine was broken and they wouldn’t scan my gift card, cash only.

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After Target we went over to an Old Navy and I was so much happier with their Maternity selection! I got a great pair of skinny jeans and a bunch of shirts at Old Navy! Plus, the store was empty which was nice!

We ran over to Future Shop after Old Navy so that I could finally pick out a new camera. Around the time that we went to Halifax this summer, I dropped and broke my good camera. I took it in to get repaired and the guy said it would be the same price to get one brand new. It’s nice having my camera back!

We then headed over the the St.Laurent centre! Ryan was a little confused as to what we were doing there as it wasn’t on my “to do” list. I just told him to trust me! Smile 

There is a little salon in that mall that I know always has openings for pedicures. So, as Ryan went searching for some sandals, I enjoyed a nice pedicure! I even got to sit in one of the amazing massage chairs! It was heaven! 

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With pretty toes we headed to the Trainyards to go shop at Thyme Maternity. It was a huge store with LOTS of selection. The only problem, the prices are pretty steep. I picked out a few basics and had fun trying on all my selections. I picked up the things that I really needed and headed to the cash. Little did we know that they were having a sale! So, automatically they took 40% off of my whole order! It was great! I got 3 shirts, black work pants and a pair of leggings without breaking the bank!

We stopped at Walmart on our way home to grab our Halloween candy as well. We were pleasantly surprised to see that it was all on sale as well!

I got home and had fun going through all of my new purchases. To say that Ryan spoiled me would be an understatement!

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At Thyme they were giving away a free bottle to every customer! It’s sitting out on our counter because we don’t know where to put it! Our first piece of baby merchandise that needs to find a home!

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That night Jilly came over for a scary movie marathon! I am loving this new Halloween tradition that her and I have! I am really not a fan of scary movies in general but once a year I try to handle them to get to get into the Halloween spirit!

This year we watched Amityville Horror, Halloween H20 and Sixth Sense! Amityville Horror scared me the most! Still get Goosebumps thinking about it!

Sunday morning I was up early so that I could peel all my potatoes for the church Harvest supper that was happening that evening! It’s a great fundraising event that our church puts on! Everyone chips in to help with food and serving and a large group of people from the community come out to enjoy a delicious turkey dinner!

After the potatoes were all ready, I started at one of my most FAVOURITE jobs…putting together Halloween candy bags for our trick-or-treaters. We only get about 20 kids who make the off road drive to our home. So, since we have such few kids we make sure their they get LOTS of treats!

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Ryan headed to hockey and I went to church. After church we had a busy day of voting ahead! We had Provincial leadership elections and advance municipal elections that we had to go vote at. I have to say, it gave me lots of butterflies to see my name on the municipal ballot! It make it very real and very exciting to see it there. Win or lose, I have had fun campaigning and visiting with people from my ward.

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The late afternoon was spent helping at the Harvest supper in Quyon. We had a great turn out and the supper was delicious!

How was your weekend?



  1. Awww such a good husband. So glad you guys had such a great day! Alex and I are having the same problem with bottles. We don't have enough cabinet space as it is, let alone adding MORE to it!

  2. did you take today off to sleep?? LOL - lots of running around all weekend, I could have used today to sleep!

  3. You guys should've let us know you were heading to Target on Saturday - we could've met up :(

  4. I like target but I'm a little biased....I just spent five months working as a brand attendant at the target in saskatoon's north end and I found some of their groceries to be super cheap and hair dye is so much cheaper there and I agree I wish I had another day to recover last weekend in saskatoon was pretty eventful

  5. Lucky girl being spoiled by your husband! Glad you were able to find some maternity stuff that worked for you. I loved that book!

  6. It was a pretty hectic weekend, I was exhausted by the time we got home. You looked great in your new clothes. Ryan matched, that was unintended, I know, but pretty cute!