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