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Monday, July 17, 2017

Going to the church and we're going to....

So this happened on the Easter long weekend in April,

Going to the church and we're going....

To be a witness

I was a witness at the wedding of my friends, Susan and Rob.

Fastest planned wedding ever! 

Engaged on Friday,
Wedding dress bought on Sunday,
Wedding on Saturday


It was beautiful.

Thank you guys!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Road trip 2017!

All packed up in the Georganas van!  Heading to Peterborough to Grandma & Grandpa.

Stella's request: the beach!

Then we went to the zoooooo! Lemurs, sea otters, squirrel monkey's and a pretty peacock were some of the favourites.

Daphne in the batting cages.  She only got hit twice:(

Uh why don't you play baseball? 

Love this moment: B had just finished helping Daphne do up her helmet.

Get ready....set...go!

Not the best memory for Daphne:( a little off roding was done.

My favourite: family meals outside

Thursday, July 13, 2017

this is how i sleep:

When i am alone

i fall asleep

Watching/listening something on my iPad/iPhone.

It helps me shut my mind off.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

So this has been summer so far...

It has rained a lot this June and July.  We have had some great thunderstorms! And we were even able to see some rainbows.

So because of the string of storms on and off almost everyday, are motto has been "don't cancel, just do it!"

We have faired out pretty well. We have done Calypso in the rain (you are already wet!), cottaging (yep... That's a Canadian original word), gardened, biked, travelled ............

We are sweet but not made of sugar so we are just going to do it! 

Monday, July 10, 2017


So there is this whole series of -ALIOUS books by Victoria Kann. The first one is  Pinkalious 

Then there is Purplalious, Goldalious, Aqualious etc...

Well, one of the lines in Pinkalious is "you get what you get and you don't get upset"

I use this line all the time when I am teaching, usually when I am handing out a variety of items and I don't need to hear  "I want pink" or "I want blue" or "I want the green dinosaur with the red polka dots", you get the picture.

Well on Sunday night, I went to Bluesfest with this Lady:

And we saw P!nk!

It was a high energy show that did not disappoint.  It did not matter that I could only see her mainly on the big screens, or that there were pushy people weaving their way within the packed crowd or that we had kooky screamers behind us...

Or that it POURED rain for probably 15 minutes in the middle of the show!

I have listened to her music so long I was able to sing a long to every song, she played my strength song: TRY, she continued singing in the rain...Mirka and I didn't bring any rain gear but ended up under other peoples' umbrellas (but still got kinda soaked, water ran off other umbrellas drenching us, but it did not matter! ). The rain did not last and right before it started there was a huge blast of lightening behind the stage, that it looked like P!nk had planned it as part of the show.

We sang, we danced and had fun

We got what we got and we did not get upset:)

***Anyone going to Bluesfest in the future, I highly recommend parking at Tunney's Pasture and walking. It is a wee bit of a walk...but you need to walk!

What a whirlwind, but so much fun!

So for our one day trip to TO I had no actual tickets!  This is somewhat new to me (perhaps showing my age:) all tickets for the train, the CN Tower and the aquarium were on my phone.  Was a little worried that at the end of the day the battery was getting low and I did not bring a charger (could have charged it on the train) so photos were taken less to conserve battery life. We had such a great day and we even had time for cruise around the Toronto Harbour to see the Toronto Islands. Here are some photos from our whirlwind visit to Toronto:

On the train for 5:55AM. Biked over from our house and guess who forgot her tea in her bottle holder on her bike?

Going through security at CN Tower after arriving at 10AM in Toronto.  We could not have timed it better! Later, when we left, the line up was HUGE to get in.  People would have been waiting at least 2hrs to get to the elevator to go up.

Views from the Lookout Level

Looking out from the Skypod Level (447m above Toronto)

The glass floor and our next destination

Ripley's Aquarium (Sharks done in tiles on the roof, come on that's fun).

But first a lunch break @Boston Pizza

Highly recommend Ripley's Aquarium.  If you do go, pre-book your visit.  Like the CN Tower there was a line up out the door. With a predetermine time the line up was minimal and moved quickly.  Our favourite parts of the aquarium were the octopus, the jelly fish section, the shrimp (Daphne's favourite: you can touch them, they crawl on your hand), the moving sidewalk which has sharks, a sea turtle and  a fantastic collection of fish swimming all around and above you.

This was the view from our boat during the harbour cruise. Yes that is that giant rubber duck in the harbour again.  It was part of our Canada 150 celebration. More info about Da Duck here.

We arrived back to Barrhaven a little after 11PM.  The train was a little late but we grabbed our bikes and got home, tired but a giant pocket full of memories, including the grumpy lady on the train.

Oh and my tea was cold:(

Sunday, July 9, 2017

What I am reading

I use to be an avid reader.

...before Facebook, Instagram, blogging...


I read The Nest while we were in Cuba.

With summer vacation I have more time so this is what I have read and plan to read:)

The Weight Of Silence by Heather Gudenkauf

One Breath Away by Heather Gudenkauf

Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes