This weekend I celebrated the last weekend of my last summer holidays ever (I started my final year of nursing school today) with a little weekend roadtrip to spend the weekend with some lovelies.
What up P.A.?! (that one’s for you Katie. ha!)
Anyways a little while ago, my friend Vanessa emailed me and told me she was collecting gifts for a little surprise baby shower she was planning with Steven for Katie. I responded jokingly with something along the lines of, “Well I should come and give Katie the gift of my presence but since that could never happen, I’ll make you something”. But a few days later, I asked myself “Why couldn’t I go and give Katie the gift of my presence at her shower?” So I did. Friday I took the drive down through upstate NY (gorgeous drive by the way – the leaves are starting to change colours!!) to Vanessa’s. I arrived at like 9 on Friday night and Vanessa and I spent the night making crafty decorations for the shower and consumed numerous glasses of delicious boxed wine deciding that it is indeed Refreshing White that is better than Crisp White and not the other way around.
Saturday we spent the morning conspiring further with Steven and putting together the last of the prep for the shower. We suprised Katie 100% and had a lovely little shower made all the better by the gifts so many lovely people sent.
Then we made our way to the York fair for some fair rides and games and cheesy pirate shows, we saw Vanessa’s space for her new cafe, The Green Bean Roasting Co., I played catch with Paisley and we finished our day with a yummy dinner at Bistro 19.
Katie and Steven are super lovely and kind and just good people. They are such a cute little family.
Later that night, after Katie and Steven left for home, Vanessa and I spent the night playing cards, listening to and chit-chatting about music and of course, enjoying more wine, this time a lovely Canadian(!!) red blend provided by moi.
Then Sunday morning I made the drive back home to Canada but not before a two hour detour provided by my GPS (grr!). The weekend was amazing and I’m so glad I decided to go. Katie said her shower was better than her wedding. How sweet! It just made my heart happy I could be apart of it. Vanessa and I decided she is the cutest pregnant lady and I’m saying it now, she has the cutest little family. Her and Steven are super nice and lovely and just really good people. And Paisley is just darling.
Vanessa, is a lovely hostess, who knows about good wine (she taught me what a punt is and thereby increasing my two-step wine selection process to a three-step one. ha!) and a hell of a lot about music. She sent me a little packed lunch for the road and I just want to put her in my pocket.
Thanks for hanging out with me you guys!
I’m so happy I’ve made such amazing friends (yes you!!) through this whole internet/blogging/scrapbooking business and that now I have met some of them in real life. Its always so amazing to me how kind and sweet people are around here.
I looove youuu!
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pps. because i fail at life. or at least at taking pictures, these are the only ones I have from the trip and they were all taken on the drive home. ha! (heyy! i’m still getting used to having a phone with a good camera and I neglected to bring my point and shoot) but, never fear, there were a few other pictures taken throughout the weekend that I’m sure will surface in the near future.