December 30, 2013

Christmas Re-cap

I have to really think back & try to remember what we all did this past Christmas season! It was one of the busier ones we've had in a while, but we told ourselves that it's only once a year.

{Saturday December 21st} We had the 1st family Christmas out of 5. We spent the day hanging out at our house with my parents watching movies on our new projector {which is still very awesome}. In the evening we went to my Aunts to celebrate with my moms side of the family. We did a Chinese gift exchange this year and it was pretty funny to see what people got and who stole.

{Christmas Eve} Neil had to work and I took the day off. We went to my parents place in the afternoon to spend Christmas Eve with them. Opened presents, had supper, mom & I drove around {and sort of got lost} looking at Christmas lights before Church. It's kind of crazy how little there is of houses decorated with lights. We started to pay attention to how the inside was decorated instead of the outside. I love spending Christmas Eve with my family, there's always a lot of laughs, a lot of surprises with gifts. It's so nice to hang out & eat a delicious supper that mom prepared.

{Christmas Day} Neil & I had woken up waaay too early that morning & decided to stay in bed a little longer once we fell back asleep. Once we got up we opened a few gifts, made a really nice breakfast & hung out downstairs in our PJs until noon. It was so relaxing! That afternoon we went to Neils parents place to spend Christmas day with his family. Our nephew made Christmas Day extra fun this year! He did laps around the house for most of the time, he loved to bang on presents & play with the toys he got. He is such a joy to watch!

{Thursday December 26th/ Friday December 27th} I had gone boxing day shopping with mom. She basically purchased the mall {lots of good deals!} & I got a few things for Mexico, a journal for Neil & a new sweater. I wasn't totally in the shopping mood that day so by the time we left I was done with the crowds. Friday I had off and Neil was working. I got so much done! I grocery shopped at 3 different places, returned some lululemon items, had laundry going, copied all the information from our 2013 calendar to the 2014 one, did dishes, cleaned. It was the perfect day to catch up on everything I needed to do.

{Saturday December 28th & Sunday December 29th} We had our 4th Christmas in North Battleford with my dads side of the family. It's been a long time since we've been able to attend this sides Christmas & it was so much fun! We got to see Matt & Baileys wedding pictures {LOVE!}, we played Telestrations {funniest game to play} & my mom dropped her phone in water.. I felt so, so bad for her but thankfully for Kijiji we were able to purchase a new one for way cheaper then buying brand new.

And finally Sunday was our 5th and last family Christmas to attend. We made our way to Humboldt to celebrate with Neils moms side of the family. Grandma wanted to host a big family Christmas & it fell on Neils late grandpas birthday. The house was FULL of people. Grandma, her kids, her grand-kids and her great-grand kids were there. It was really nice to cuddle a new baby, play with some of the little ones, visit with cousins, uncles & aunties.

Like I said, it was a busy one! But it was great to visit with so much family, enjoy lots of food & get a few goodies of course!

December 13, 2013

11 Days Until Christmas

Most people will say it's 12 days until Christmas {day} but we celebrate Christmas Eve, so it is 11 days until Christmas.

We are pretty much done shopping. I have 1 or 2 gifts left to buy & wrap. Usually I am done Christmas shopping before the end of November, this year just didn't happen that way.

We are un-patiently waiting for an item we ordered last friday... a projector for the basement! Neil has talked about getting a projector for a long, long time. Thankfully Costco had a 12 days deal for one last week & we ordered it! They say 4-10 business days for shipping which is killing us. I can't wait to set it up & watch movies, football games & my favourite shows on it! It'll be our own personal theatre in the comfort of our home.

This weather is killing my mood. I go to work in the dark, I come home and its close to dark and in between its just so cold. Winter is so depressing. Going for walks in the evening isn't possible without freezing or tripping over snow & ice. Lake season is still so far away. Driving into the city isn't fun because the highways are blowing snow & are slightly slippery. And this cold snap we are having is just putting both Neil & I in sour, grumpy moods. The predicted forecast for Sunday is -5. It's going to feel like a tropical vacation if it warms up that much.

Tonight we have my work Christmas party. Pool, food & drinks is the plan for the evening. The rest of the weekend is pretty free. I'm thinking of avoiding shopping & tackle some organizing projects around home. It's another good reason to have the house lit & Christmas music playing in the background. Maybe if Neils lucky, I'll even bake.

11 days until Christmas! {eve)

December 2, 2013

December is Here!

It's been awhile, oops.

December is here and as I texted my cousin this morning, I think December is defined as busy. Either busy with work, busy with Christmas shopping, busy with Christmas decorating, busy with cleaning... anyways, you get the idea. I don't think I'm going to mind the busyness because October and November was fairly quiet for us.

This past weekend was a good one!

{Friday} Night mom & I checked out the Sundog Arts & Entertainment Faire. We've gone together the past few years & we always have a good time. It was crazy, crazy busy and congested. We still enjoyed checking out our favourite booths as well as some new ones. I think next year we should make a plan to go Sunday morning. I'm thinking it'll be much quieter and enjoyable.

{Saturday} Morning started off a bit panicked. We had a plan to leave our place around noon for the day but we ended up sleeping in until 10:15am! Meaning I had to shower and get ready as fast as possible, Neil had to finish wrapping a gift, I had to switch laundry over because I had it going over night, make sure the cats were fed, etc. We did it all in time of course.

We spent the afternoon at my brother in law/sister in laws place to celebrate Owen's first birthday! Chantel did such a great job with the party and Owen was in the best mood! He was chatting up a storm with his cousins & walking around for long periods of time. He was such a blast to watch & it was great way to spend the afternoon. After the party we went to my parents for supper & then to the Huskie's hockey game to watch Camden play in the intermission. For 5 years old he's a very good skater. It was really fun to watch him play and visit with Jay & Krystal.

{Sunday} I met mom at the mall and we accomlished our goal, to find her a black pair of boots! She had no luck finding 1 pair the previous weekend she went and yesterday she had over 4 pairs to choose from. She was so excited once she decided on the pair she liked. I love a good shopping date with my mom. The rest of the day was spent decorating for Christmas! The trees are up, the end tables & floating shelves have Christmas goodies and the lights outside have been plugged in! Between the Christmas tree at work, our main tree downstairs and small tree upstairs at home, I was pretty much done dealing with branches & lights as of 5pm yesterday.

Tonight we're going to put the lights on our shrubs outside, re-do the small trees lights upstairs & whatever else is left to do!

'Tis the season for all things Christmas & fun

November 20, 2013

What I'm Loving Wednesday

I'm loving...

... that the Riders are playing Sunday in the Grey Cup! Go Riders!

... that I get to wear a chunky, knit scarf during the day because of the cold weather

... that I get to have my hair coloured & cut tonight {yay!}

... that we are going Christmas shopping on Saturday & plan on stopping to grab a cupcake at Crave

... that our nephews first birthday party is next Saturday {going to be so fun!}

... the UGG slippers my hubby bought me

... that Bella stays inside all evening because it's too cold out & I don't have to worry about her while she's gone

... that friends of ours welcomed a baby girl this morning {Congrats B & K!}

... that my favourite show Scandal is on tomorrow night!!!

... & finally that it's Wednesday which makes Friday that much closer

November 13, 2013

Live Simply

Our lives have slowed down since Winter made its debut. We're not gone to the lake every weekend, we're not hanging out in the pool or going for walks every evening like we did in the summer, weddings are done for 2013, we are basically housebound until Spring comes around. Not living in the city can be a pain sometime. When it's cold outside making trips into the city are more planned then "hey let's go!" That's okay though, we love where we live, we just hate winter.

This past long weekend was pretty mellow, no actual plans or places to be. We did some running around, visited with family, watched the Rider game, slept in, etc. We enjoy long weekends with "nothing" to do. Our time off work next will be at Christmas! Which is coming so quickly. And after that we are off to Mexico. We both cannot wait to go. It's going to be so nice to board a plane taking us some wheres where snow isn't in their vocabulary.

Life is good right now. It's not crazy busy, it's quiet & cozy during the week and typically filled with family time on the weekend. I'm really lucky to be where I am, have what I have and I sometimes forget that. Or I forget to not stress about things that I can't control. I'm the type of person who likes to have a plan, who makes lists or arrangements to make it easier in the end result and sometimes it just doesn't work that way. I really need to try to remember that & not focus so much on the uncontrollable. I also need to let go of things in the past. I struggle with this a lot and as much as I want to be the type to forgive and forget, I just can't forget. It's not easy. I need to try.

I am lucky and I am happy with the life I have, everything else is just a bonus.

November 4, 2013

Wedding Weekend

It's official! Mr. & Mrs. Petrow tied the knot on Saturday! Thankfully this disgusting, winter weather stayed away until yesterday!

{Friday} evening we met everyone at the church for rehearsal & headed to the German Cultural Centre for supper & setup. Neil & I stayed the weekend at my parents to avoid driving back & forth into the city which helped out a lot.

{Saturday} I woke up with lots of butterflies and a lack of appetite, I was so excited for Bailey & the day! The boys made their way to Golf Town for a big sale & mom dropped me off at the salon for hair & makeup. Being an early freak has its perks because I was the first one at the salon & first one finished so I was able to hang out & enjoy the morning. We left the salon around 11 to head back to Bailey's place to get ready.

Us girls had lunch, took a few pictures, toasted with champagne & started to get ready. It was so exciting to see Bailey step into her wedding dress. She looked princess perfect, a gorgeous bride. We were treated with a limo ride to the church & then it was time for the wedding to begin! The ceremony was beautiful. I had never attended a Ukrainian Orthodox wedding but it was the best one I've ever been to {it was my cousins after all} & once it was done, it was time to party!

I was so happy & honoured to be a part of Matt & Bailey's day. Bailey & I grew up together, she's always been that person I looked up to and who was and still is always there for me. It meant the world to me to have her by my side at our wedding and I was just as excited to be by her side on Saturday. I'm just so happy that they've found each other, that they love each other as much as they do & that they are married now!! Thank you both again, love you both so much & I'm jealous you've escaped winter today!!

Love you both, Congratulations again!! xo

October 31, 2013

Happy Halloween!

Happy 1st Halloween Owen!

Uncle & Auntie think you are the cutest pirate we've ever seen & we hope you have an arrrrrr-some first Halloween!

October 29, 2013

Our Weekend

What a busy but great weekend!

{Friday} I got to meet up with Krystal for a pedicure. It was so nice to relax and catch up. I honestly didn't really pay attention to the service that was getting done because we were so busy talking! My toes felt and looked great afterwards {thanks again Krys!}. Afterwards I made my way to mom & dads to pick up Neil/ have a quick visit with them.

 {my hubby surprised me with UGG slippers just because! thanks love}

{Saturday} We made a stop at Home Depot to pick up a few things and made our way to mom & dads for lunch/the day. We surprised dad with a chop saw as a thank you gift for building a trailer for us. He was totally surprised and actually cried more receiving the saw then he did the day of our wedding. We are so thankful that he built it for us and his reaction was priceless. Mom & I left the boys to work on trucks and we went to do some running around. Paid for Mexico, stopped in at Dutch Growers, went to Michaels, Old Navy & Superstore and finally returned back around 4pm. It was time to make supper & watch the game! A disappointing loss but a fun time with the fam. I wasn't feeling the best so we unfortunately didn't make it to the ball wind up planned for that night.

{our gorgeous trailer that dad built}

{Sunday} It was a cold, cold, windy day... {boo} but we got to visit Chantel & Owen which made everything better. We even got to see him in his Halloween costume {I'll post some pics on Thursday, don't want to spoil the surprise}. He was such a happy, funny little boy! Laughing sporadically at himself, taking a few steps from the ottoman to the couch, carrying his new Tin Tin we bought him. He's at such a fun age to play with and to make him laugh is the best. It was a really fun visit with him. The rest of the day was us hanging out at home, relaxing downstairs & watching as many Scandal episodes as I could.

 {Izzie enjoying our lazy Sunday afternoon}

 This coming weekend is a big one! Matt & Bailey are getting married on Saturday!!! I can't WAIT! I've had butterflies all day yesterday thinking about it. I'm so incredibly happy and excited to be a part of their special day and see these two tie the knot. 4 more sleeps M & B!!!

October 21, 2013

Monday Morning {Weekend Re-cap}

I hate Winter. I hate when fall starts to turn into winter. The little, tiny bit of snow that made an appearance this weekend makes me sad. Don't get me wrong, I love the opportunity to wear sweaters and boots but I hate driving when the weather starts to turn bad & when your bones are frozen because its so cold out. Right now the weather is leading us to winter. Plus, it's 9:05am and the sun is no where to be seen. Depressing.

Anyways, why do weekends have to be so short? I would loveee to work a Tuesday - Friday! How awesome would that be, 3 day weekends. Oh well, that's why we look forward to long weekends.

{Friday} Night we made our way to my parents. My brother just brought home his brand new sled so we had to go check it out & have a few drinks of course. Poor guy was sick, sick, sick & wasn't quite in the celebratory mood. He's worked so hard to save up for this sled and I am soo proud of him! Our lake friends Rod & Jo came over for a visit! It was just like a Friday night at the lake.

{Saturday} We headed out of town to celebrate my papa's 75th birthday {his actual birthday is in November, just had a party this weekend}. All of the family got together and hosted a come & go event at a hall for all his friends in town.  He always talks about his curling or coffee buddies, so it was fun to see/meet all of these people. My papa may be turning 75, but he has the heart and soul of a 60 year old. Nothing slows him down and he's actually known for his "Cs". He curls, he has coffee with friends, he guards at the cop shop when they need him, he works part time at the car wash and he can cross stitch a picture like nobody business. Like I said, he's turning 75 going on 60. It was great to see him enjoy the day! We ended the evening back at our place playing the golf simulator in the garage. If you can't be at the lake, might as well golf at home.

{Sunday} Neil had a very early basketball game and I unfortunately couldn't fall back asleep once he left. So I went downstairs, turned on the fireplace, grabbed a comfy blanket & watched Will & Grace. Neil even brought home Tim Hortons for breakfast. It was the best, chilled, stayed in your pjs kind of Sunday morning. In the afternoon I went on a shopping spree & found tons of good deals at Old Navy and a few things at the mall. I never, ever, EVER come home with bags full of goodies {5 sweaters, 2 tees and 1 top}. I will enjoy the cool weather this week because it means I will get to wear my new things!

{I had to give mom a fashion show via texts, these are a few sweaters I got}

October 15, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend

What a great long weekend we had! Lots of sleeping in, time with family, time just at home to relax and hangout. Love those kind of weekends.

{Friday} Night Neil & I went to a Blades Game as a date night. It's been a while since we've gone & we received free tickets from my boss. Blades won, 2-1!

{Saturday} Was spent at my mom and dads. It was just the 5 of us for the day & it was so much fun! Mom & I did some running around, we all watched the Rider game, had supper & hung out for the evening. Lots of laughs, lots of good food & dessert. It was one of the best Thanksgiving we've had!

{Sunday} Was a free day for us. I went out and picked up some Bath & Body Works goodies, got some groceries, picked up some makeup & then headed home for the afternoon. My brother came over for the day & stayed the night, my mom came over for the evening & Brad came over to play the golf sim with Neil. It was just a nice day to do whatever we needed to do & hang out around home.

{Monday} We had brunch at Neils parents place and afterwards I got to go shopping with my sister in law & nephew. What a performer he is while sitting in his car seat & heading out. He was such a good sport while we were at the mall for a bit. He was ready for a nap & just hung out with us until it was time to go. I've really enjoyed spending so much time with them lately! It's crazy to see how fast he's growing & the personality he's developing.

I have so much to be thankful for. I really am truly lucky. I am so thankful for being married to a funny, loving, helpful wonderful man & I get to spend each day with. I am so thankful for the relationship with my parents & brother. I so enjoy spending time with them, having fun & laughing with them every time. I am thankful for my job & the company I work for, not a lot of people get this lucky. I am just very, very thankful for everything in my life.

I didn't snap very many photos this weekend, but I always have my camera near by when Bella is being cute.

October 11, 2013

What I've Been Up To

What have I {or we} been up to lately?

Things aren't in crazy mode yet. Every weekend after this there's something going on. Last Saturday N & I had a run around day. We had an appointment Saturday for immunization shots. We are planning on going away in January so it was time to update our shots. We had quite a few funny situations with the nurse, but over all it went good. Unfortunately our arms were sore alll week. Such a pain when you wake up in the morning stiff & sore. It's finally feeling better.

{Sunday} I got to hang out with my sister in law & nephew! We went to the Zoo & grabbed lunch afterwards. It was a lot of fun to see what kind of animals we have here. I haven't been there in years & I actually didn't know what our Zoo had. I think I had more fun then O did. Always enjoying hanging out with those two!

The rest of the week included supper with N's side of the family, cleaning up around home, getting my hair done {thank god, it was about time} & looking forward to the long weekend!

Now the next few weekends should make it a busy/interesting month:

{Thanksgiving Weekend - Oct 12th}
{Papa's Birthday Party - Oct 19th}
{Ball Windup/ Potluck - Oct 26th}
{Matt & Bailey's Wedding! - Nov 2nd}

are the things I'm looking forward to!

Happy Thanksgiving, enjoy eating lots of good things!

October 2, 2013

Midweek Confessions

I confess that I have worn leggings & boots 3 times this week to work {yes that makes it everyday this week & yes, they were 3 separate clean pairs of leggings}. My favourite, favourite outfits are leggings, boots, oversized sweaters & loose tees. Dressy enough for work yet cozy & comfy to wear all day. Love the fall clouds & coolness.

I confess that my sister in law & nephew surprising me with a visit yesterday at work WAS THE BEST! I get so excited when I get the chance to see our nephew {and he's our godson}. He just melts my heart in so many ways & I am so lucky to be his auntie!

I confess that I am so ready to sleep in Saturday morning. I don't know why but I've been sleeping like garage lately & it's driving me crazy! I'm not the type of person who operates well on little sleep. And as far as I know we only have 1 appointment Saturday afternoon so I really have no need to rush in the morning, bonus.

I confess that I like to shop online. If I tend to be "bored" I always seem to find something that would be perfect to use, or wear, or have right now BUT, we have made a commitment to keep our credit cards clean so I find something I want to buy, add it to my shopping bag, and then I close the link. It's sad I know, but if I can't actually buy it, I want to see what it would cost if I did.

I leave with some cute pictures of Bella napping on our deck Sunday afternoon, what a goof.

Happy Hump Day!

September 30, 2013

Monday Morning {Weekend Re-cap}

It was a good weekend!

{Friday} We went to my parents for a sleepover. I had an appointment for command start to be installed {yay, so excited!} Saturday morning & Neil wanted to get together with my parents for drinks on Friday night so instead of us driving Friday night to their place, go home, drive back into the city Saturday morning we decided to spend the night! Friday nights in the garage are never a bust... that is until dad sneaks away shortly after 9 and goes to bed. Mom, Neil & I stayed up & goofed around for a bit but an early bedtime was fine with all of us.

{Saturday} Morning we were all up waaay too early but we had things to do. The boys went golfing & the girls went bumming around. After we dropped off the Equinox mom & I went to check out the Farmers Market. We've talked about it over & over about checking it out & never getting around to it but we finally had the right opportunity to go. What a neat place! All the vegetables look fake because they are so shiny & perfect, there were tons of baked goods sitting waiting to be bought, and a few tables of creative arts. The coolness in the air but sun shining made it so nice to wander around. Definitely will have to go back again soon {and take some photos b/c I forgot to}.

We made our way around the city doing some shopping & laughing until the Equinox was ready to pickup. It's never, ever a dull or boring time with mom... and I love it.

We also got to visit our lovely little nephew! We were able to visit for quite a while which was a super big treat! We even got to take him for a walk just Neil & I in his fancy, dancy backpack. He is just growing way too fast for our liking! It was so fun to walk with him and make him laugh or make sounds. He is such a doll.

The rest of the weekend was nice & chill. Lazied around watching the Rider game {don't want to talk about it}, catching up on shows, and the boys {Neil & my brother} played video games/ watching a movie.

I love the fall weather & being able to wear oversized sweaters, leggings + boots, and cuddling up under a blanket in the evening while the windows are open and candles are burning. Heaven!

September 25, 2013

4 Months of Married Life

I still can't believe that.

A) I can't believe I'm married 2) I can't believe I am so lucky to be married to such an amazing man and B) I can't believe how fast this year has gone, never mind the 4 months that FLEW by.

I remember starting my countdown to getting married on August 19th, 2011 {the night we got engaged}. Within a few days we had a date picked, Saturday May 25th, 2013. It was over the 400 days mark... and then May 25th, 2012 came and we were 365 days away. And then... February 14th, 2013 came and we were a 100 days away. And then, in a blink of an eye it was the week of the wedding, the day of the wedding and the days after the wedding.

I remember thinking and saying "oh my god, I wish it was sooner, I just want to be married already, how many more days?" And now {Neil} and I are saying "wow, 4 months already? do you feel married?"

And the truth is I do. Not a lot has changed relationship wise. We lived together before we got married, we shared a bank account before getting married, our daily routines are the same, or day jobs are the same. But yet I feel "different" because we are married.

I feel excitement when I get to use the term "my husband". I love that we can discuss family planning. I feel a sense of security that no matter what happens I have a partner who is going to be by my side 100% {I've always had that feeling, but you get what I mean}. I appreciate that if I'm going through something tough & need someone to vent to, my husband is there to listen. I think it's fun attending a "first" event as husband & wife. I've gotten use to having a new last name {but don't worry, there's still lotssss of my maiden name in me}. Being married has just connected us a little more than we were as boyfriend/girlfriend and fiances.

Being married was just another step in our relationship. It was something that we both wanted and knew it wouldn't change much after it happened. 4 months ago I married the love of my life and my best friend. I couldn't be happier or luckier to go through life with someone like him. Each month, for the rest of my life, I will be thankful I am married to him.

September 23, 2013

Monday Morning {Weekend Re-cap}

It looks like my favoured days for blogging are on Mondays and Friday. Monday are recaps and Fridays are looking forward to the weekend. Oh well, that's when I've got something to say!

{Saturday} Morning we were woken by our lovely Bella crying her bloody eyes out to go outside at 5:55am. Damn cat doesn't understand that there's a reason our door is closed & we're not awake yet... She lives to be outside that furball. She dies to be outside the moment we get home from any where's & she needs to be outside at the crack of dawn. It's exhausting & frustrating at times, but we love her. We finally "got up" around 9 & quickly got ready to head to my parents place & go for a round of golf.

At the end of the "lake golf season" we treat ourselves by going to a nicer golf course. This was our first time at Wildwood Golf Course & it was okay. Unfortunately I had a super crappy game, it was pretty windy for golf & we were stuck behind some sloooow movers which put all 4 of us in a funk. We made it fun by being goofs & laughing at each other. Never a dull moment in our family. It took us about 4 hours & I was POOPED by the end of it!

Supper was at mom & dads {beef on a bun, delish!} and we got to stop by Neils brothers place & see our sweet little nephew! He is just a doll, cutest boy in the world & he's growing so much! He's standing up on his own {for a bit}, crawling every wheres, banging & playing with toys & he's got the cutest collection of teeth! Love that little boy so much!

And we ended our Saturday night with the Zac Brown Band Concert! Oh.. my.. god, it was a freaking amazing show! ZBB is Neil's favourite band & we actually bought the tickets while we were at Lake Louise on our honeymoon. It was important that we got the best seats possible & didn't miss out on it! We were on the floor (row 20, behind the mosh pit area}. It was such a intense show! They sounded great, they are so into the instruments they play, high-high energy from the band & even with the concert attenders. Can't say enough great things about them! Neil had a few drinks {which he never does at a concert}, left without a voice & a huge smile on his face. So much fun!

{Sunday} Was a nice lazy day. The overcast sky & coolness just made it a cozy day. Went into the city to grab a few things {desperately needed to buy some shampoo/conditioner} & came back home to watch the Rider game. Yet again, it was a close one but we just couldn't finish it. We still have faith in you Riders! A turnaround would be great anytime now boys! And of course, I had to tune into the Emmy's. I had a few laughs at certain parts, but otherwise I just like to watch for the dresses.

Nothing really exciting going on this week. Grocery shopping, Equinox appointment, basketball practice. I guess there's one exciting thing to look forward to, command start is getting put in on Saturday! Ahh that'll be nice come winter time.

September 16, 2013

Monday Morning {Weekend Re-cap}

What a great September weekend we had!

{Friday} After I got home from work, I seriously felt like I had been hit by a truck. I was so tired from the week & was so excited to be at home and do nothing. I spent the evening catching up on a few shows & then heading to bed verrry early.

{Saturday} Neil & I made plans to have a day date & enjoy going downtown. He was called into work for about 45mins but once he made it home, we made our way to the city. First stop was my brothers work for a Customer Appreciation BBQ. It was nice to sit outside & have lunch with D {for free}. Afterwards we made our way to Broadway to check out a few shops & grab Crave cupcakes. It was such a gorgeous Saturday that we decided to make our way down to the river, find a spot on the grass & eat our delicious cupcakes. The river was our go to place when we first started dating. Walks in the evening or on the weekends, whenever we wanted to get out of our parents houses & just hang out the 2 of us. Just sit in the sun & enjoy a treat together just the 2 of us was perfect.

Saturday night we went to our friends place for supper & to watch the Rider game. Supper was delicious & the game.. well, wasn't great. Close Riders, close. Thanks Cam & Nicky for having us over, it was just the Saturday night we were hoping for!

{Sunday} We were lazy heads staying in bed until we had to get up & feed our kitties/ let them outside. Neil went straight to the garage to do an oil change & some maintenance things {thankfully I have a handy husband} while I cleaned up inside. After lunch I picked up mom & we went to do some bumming around. It's been foreverrr that we've both been home on a Sunday & had time to go do some shopping. We scored a few deals at Michaels, I got a new sweater at Old Navy & a shower curtain rod at Home Outfitters, plus a few random things at Walmart. It was a successful shopping day. D had made his way to our place in the early afternoon and didn't leave until 9pm. I love that my brother & husband can hang out all day playing video games, eating wings & watching football.

 {my new peacock candle holders & tray from Michaels}

It was a good weekend! Now it needs to be Friday so we can have another good one b/c we're going to Zac Brown Band Saturday night!