Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The Weekend

Good morning, lovelies! We had a fabulous weekend. Monday was a holiday for us here in Ontario. Civic holiday, to be exact. That means .... well, I have no idea what it means, but I don't really care. If they're going to give us a holiday, I'm not going to ask any questions. I think perhaps civic is code for "there is no holiday in August and we really want one".

On Friday night, my brother and SIL came over for dinner and to stay the night. FD was lucky enough to get a pit in his cherry pie, which means he gets a dollar. The fabulous dude and my bro are MCing at our friends wedding later in the summer so they were working on their material for that. While they did that, Logi and I played a round of The Office DVD game. You shoulda seen how many Schrute Bucks I was rakin' in! Then we made a quick trip to Walmart and came home to watch a movie.

On Saturday, the boys got up disgustingly early and headed out to go fishin'. Logi and I hung around for the morning, made these, and then headed out to go blueberry picking. The berries were delicious! We picked 10 litres and then came home. In the afternoon, the guys were working on some projects outside so Logi and I joined them and started working on a project I've been putting off for a while (to be seen by you later). We finished the day off with a delicious supper, a game of Skip-bo and then they headed home. The FD and I spent the rest of the evening relaxing at home.

Sunday morning, we got up and headed to church. We had plans to go to the states for lunch and to go shopping for my birthday presents but when we got to the border and saw the line up, we quickly changed our minds and did a U-turn and headed back into Canada. It was the first time I've ever had to tell the customs officer that I actually haven't been out of Canada when he asks how long we've been gone. Since that plan got turned upside down, we grabbed a quick bite to eat at a restaurant close to home and then headed home for a nap. We decided to see Harry Potter that night (I know, I know, it's about time!) so we headed over to the Falls and shopped a bit there first.

I was so excited to see that most of the shops have their Fall decorations out already! Despite the fact that summer hasn't really quite arrived to our neck of the woods yet, I cannot wait until fall. I love that season! I was disappointed with shopping though because, although we were meant to be shopping for my birthday presents, I came away empty handed while the FD picked up all sorts of goodies.

We headed to the movie and I was extremely disappointed in it. I won't go into details because I don't know how many Harry Potter readers/watchers are out there but if anyone would care to discuss, I would be glad to.

Monday morning we slept in, FD made me blueberry pancakes and then we spent most of the day working in the garden and on some projects outside. His parents stopped by on their way home from Pennsylvania so we had dinner with them and they stayed overnight and left this morning.

It was a fun and relaxing weekend and now I'm gearing up for a super busy week! Hope everyone else had a great weekend.

17 comments:

d.a.r. said...

I want to go pick blueberries!! What a fun and relaxing weekend!

b is for brown said...

look at those blueberries! wow!

btw, how is that game???

Lucky in Love said...

Your weekend sounds lovely! I want to go berry picking!

SnoWhite said...

yum - those blueberries look amazing.

So glad you had a fun weekend despite the change in plans. I love fall too -- which is why I've like this summer so much :)

SnoWhite said...

ps - how awesome that FD made you blueberry pancakes :)

Emily said...

Blueberry pancakes must be the going thing... I've read several people having that this past weekend. Looks good!

Cristina said...

10 liters...that's a lot of blueberries!

Taryn said...

What an interesting life you live- running over to the states for some shopping. so cool. Sorry it didn't happen.

But I am glad you enjoyed your holiday in August for no reason. = )

(I am home. Slow to get back into everything- but I am here in Colorado- further from Canada!)

Annie said...

sounds like a great weekend!
the blueberries look very good! so sweet of FD to make you pancakes!
and those brownies you made, num!

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New England Girl said...

Sounds like an amazing weekend!! :) And those blueberries? They look SO delish. I'm super jealous of you and your berries and your pancakes. :)

Melody said...

I supposed to take my kiddos next week...they look so good. Thank you for voting for us in the backyard contest, that honestly means a lot to me.

Elizabeth said...

What a fun weekend! And fall already? Oh man I am so not ready...

Kristen said...

oh the blueberrys look so good! Made me laugh that you had to tell them you actually didnt leave, hehe.

Lyr said...

Wow... They look awesome!!!

C said...

Looks like a great weekend! You just jumpstarted a blueberry craving!!

Karine said...

You raised something I am also wondering. Why do we get the first Monday of August off? I mean, I really don't complain (I am more than happy about it).

Actually, it is kind of weird for me to have that day off because I'm from QC which does not have that day off and I have been living in ON for only 2 years...


Ah these sweet mysteries in life... :)