Monday, September 13, 2010

a teeny weekend getaway.

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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. Back Camera 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!).Back Camera 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.



  1. i am so jealous that you got to go to the shower! how far is that drive?

    and you and vanessa must teach me about wine. the only way i chose my wine is either by cute bottle packaging/labeling or a snazzy name. lol. i have much to learn!

  2. omg, you suck! no pics?! glad you had such a great time!! isn't vanessa the best, cutest, funniest chick ever?! have a good first week back!

  3. Aww yay!! I am SO GLAD you came! I'm gonna work on my blog post tonight : )

    and Sandy...xoxo!

  4. wowwww this is fantastic! i'm so happy for you, katie, vanessa... and not at all jealous... :)

  5. Very awesome blog post Jeremy. It was an honor and pleasure meeting you and I can't wait for the next time we get together (and there will be a next time, of this I'm sure).

    You were so kind to take the time out of your schedule and surprise Katie. I know it was the highlight of her summer and pregnancy to have such a heartfelt baby shower and such great friends. Thanks for letting us be some of the first to meet you in person!

    Glad to hear that you had a safe drive back and I'm jealous of seeing all the trees change already. I'm sure it'll happen here within a few weeks at most! Hope you have a great last year at college and wish you the best of luck with everything.

    PS - I absolutely _love_ the definition of creativity that you used. By that definition I'm actually allowed to be considered creative which I've always felt that I fail at the most. Yaaaayyyy!

    PPS - I'll make sure Katie e-mails you any good photos we got from this weekend :)

  6. i blogged about you :)