Friday, August 10, 2012

Playing Catch Up



My youngest sister is now officially married! She looked absolutely stunning, both her and her new husband seem truly happy.I can’t wait to see the pictures. It was a small wedding, but she had a wicked pair of emcees – they did a wonderful job and looked great, if I do say so myself! The marital advice went over will, especially when husband decoded the words of women. I even managed to sneak in a bit about the priest and needing 16 husbands.


A week in St. John’s allowed me to get a bunch of stuff crossed off my bucket list too. We went to Moo Moos for ice cream – the turtle cheesecake was divine and my brother in law is still talking about the English Butter.


I ate French Fries on George Street, when we had the rehersal dinner at O'Rielly's Pub on kiddo’s birthday. There was live entertainment and they played her a birthday song as we danced to her turning 13 and to the happy couple.


I wore a dress, and high heels. My emcee abilities made more than 1 stranger laugh (although they are strangers to me no more). I danced until the wee hours of the morning after the reception.


We went out to breakfast at Cora’s with my parents, my sister and her family.


We attended the Newfoundland Folk Festival where we watched The Once in concert, from the third row. I even braved the men’s port-a-potty!


We went on a boat tour, on one of the hottest days of the summer, where the whales put on a show for us, leaping in front of the boat. I laughed and joked with the captain.


We hiked around Signal Hill with my niece and nephew, and picked some delicious blueberries.



All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better week of family, friends and fun. Now I need a vacation!

30 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome time. The photo of the whale is amazing!

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    1. the whale photo was actually taken by kiddo using her iPhone!

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  2. That wedding sounds amazing Bay Girl, I can see that you're incredibly proud of your sister and so you should be because she looks great! Here's wishing her and the husband a long, successful, happy marriage.

    That turtle cheesecake sounds like it was sent from heaven and the photo of that whale is incredible, it's great to read that you've had such an awesome time recently with so many fun things.

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  3. Funny how a break from routine often leaves us feeling in need of a good vacation lol.

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  4. Wow...you had a jam-packed week alright.

    Don't you just love getting into the city for more than a day so you can plan and do some nice things like that??.....rather than a race to Costco and a few other quick stops??

    Your sister looks beautiful--they look like a "royal" couple.

    That trio in the picture with the lady in the awesome black dress and red shoes looks pretty spectacular too-----ha ha

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    1. I did do the Costco run, but for the first time in a long time it wasn't the Sunday morning bayman run!

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  5. Good job on the bucket list. I suppose you see whales all the time, though. Great picture.

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    1. I'll never tire of whales - they are amazing

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  6. You crossed off so many things. I've seen whales off the Oregon coast, but not as close as your shot.

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    1. we were up on the 2nd deck of the tour boat, and could see the whole whale as he passed underneath us, it was very impressive

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  7. What a wonderful celebration for all!!!

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  8. WOW! How fun!!!! Loving the whale picture. I need to go on another whale watch. They were a bit shy when I went in Victoria, BC a few years ago. I so long to see Newfoundland!!!

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    1. humpbacks frequent our waters, and they are very social

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  9. Goodness, you wuz busy, busy and it all sounds like a good kind of busy!

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    1. it was a busy kind of busy :) and fun

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  10. What a trip :) congrats to your sister!

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  11. Congratulations to all! Looks like you had a great time. But, that's okay, because I bought a gallon of skim milk, worked out at the gym, skimmed leaves from my pool, mowed the law....okay, you win.

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  12. It sounds like you had a wonderful time! :)

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  13. Wow! What a week. I am sooooo green with envy. I am delighted for you & your family. It must have been a wonderful time for all of you. Congrats & the very best of everything for your sister & her new husband. Thanks for this great post. I enjoyed it very much.

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    1. it was a great week, I want to do it again

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  14. sounds wonderful--best wishes to your sister :)

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  15. It looks like you had a good time! Busy, but a good time!

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  16. Sounds like it was a wonderful happy time! Joy all around! Ice cream for everybody. What is English Butter ice cream?

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