I hope you guys are enjoying your weekend! If you are Canadian I hope you are eating lots in honour of Thanksgiving. I have been, but my real eat day is today. The rest of the weekend was just prepping my tummy for the goodness to come.
I am so glad it’s a long weekend. My weekend has already been packed full of fun times, and it’s only Sunday. I still have a day and a half of Thanksgiving activities before it is back to work time, so I am thankful for that.
Yesterday in the late morning Andy and I headed over to my Nana’s to pick her up for a little lunch date at my aunt Nancy’s house.
I am just going to, once again, take a moment to highlight how beautiful my Nana is. At 97, check her out! She is still a mobile little ball of positivity, and I still say her skin is amazing. I can only hope mine looks nearly as good as that if I ever get to be her age. Olay moisturizer my friends, every day of her life.
Our lunch date was extra special because my two cousins Chrissy and Allie were visiting from BC with their new baby girls!
From left: Allie and Nora, myself, Chrissy and Isla. The babies are only 17 days apart! Chrissy and Allie’s father, my uncle Andy, passed away suddenly last September, and I find it pretty amazing that less than a year later they both had baby girls (Chrissy also has a two-year-old son Evan, who was napping when the picture-taking was going on).
It was really great to see them, because I don’t get to very often with us living so far apart.
My Nanners was especially excited to see those babies.
The picture above wins for being the most precious picture of the day.
It was a big ol’ family reunion.
From left: Me, aunt Nancy, Dad, Chrissy, Allie and Nana.
The weather was amazing. Sunny and actually hot. It is the nicest weather I can ever remember having on Thanksgiving weekend. My aunt and uncle have a gorgeous backyard, so it was great to be able to spend time outside.
And you know some eating went down.
I snagged a plate full of veggies, ham and havarti on a bun, potato salad, pickles and a slice of kielbasa.
And then there was dessert.
I got a little slice of both pumpkin pie and apple pie. This was actually my first time trying pumpkin pie since I was a kid, and you may remember me confessing my hate for pumpkin pie in my video blog. I gotta say, it wasn’t bad. Still not my favourite pie though, and I preferred the apple (which was amazing!).
Ando and I had a great day with my fam.
Afterwards we had my friend Uncle Leon’s (Leanne) wedding to attend to, so we headed home for a couple of hours to get ready.
I spent a good hour and a half trying unsuccessfully to curl my straight and thin hair with a straightening iron, but it was just not meant to be. My hair is the worst for curling. It wants to be straight and flat all the time. I finally did a last minute hot roller thing, and it worked out alright. It still was not exactly curly, but I guess it had more volume than usual, so I’ll take it.
And then it was wedding time! We only attended the reception so we missed dinner (I had leftover quinoa from Friday), but we made it to the party.
Leanne was such a beautiful bride!
I wish I got a full-length picture of her to show you guys the bottom of her dress, because it was amazing, and different than the dresses I have been seeing lately.
Leon was glowing :).
Most of my high school friends were in attendance, so I had a great time hitting up the dance floor with those gals.
We wanted to take a nice group shot of us…
And mine turned out blurry. Luckily we got a back-up.
But her dad Bri-Bear is pretty fun as well.
And was an awesome addition to the dance floor party.
I scored a late night snack of a little sandwich, vegetables, a cookie and a brownie, but it was too dark to snap a pic. It was all very good though.
It was a great day all around, and right now I am off to eat my body weight in turkey and stuffing!
Have a great Sunday!