Wednesday, July 06, 2011

My Long-Ass Canada Day Weekend, In Pictures.

Remember last week, when I bragged about how awesome Canada Day is in my town?

I didn't lie. This year, it was - once again - an amazing night of celebrations!

I took Monday off (in honour of my American friends, of course) to really extend my long weekend, and I must say, she was a beaut.

The only excitement I missed out on, it seems, was Will & Kate on Parliament Hill for Canada Day, but rest assured, I watched the news and soaked up their visit as well! What a memorable Canada Day weekend!!

Here are some pictures from the Quyon Canada Day party, good times at a friend's cottage, swimming with the niece and nephew, and at the beach with friends!

*Disclaimer: I don't want to hear anyone saying, "Hey, take that picture of me down!" (I'm lookin' at you, Ashley!!)

Brittany, Krista & I

Canada Day Committee members workin' the bar

With some of the ladies on the dance floor

Wondering why I have Canada flags wrapped around my neck? These were decorations I hung up around the bar that the guys didn't like because they couldn't see past them. They ripped them down, so I wrapped them around my neck. Super-safe, I'm sure. I told everyone all night long that I wasn't going to let the money I spent on decorations go to waste. Truth is, I got this out of a box of decorations from last year. I really think I just wanted to wear them.

The Cousin Photo...

Jello SHOTS!!

Erin, Joe, and Ashley

(Before the Great Bun Mishap of 2011...)

My bro Luke and goblet of red wine (?!??!!??)

Saturday at the Cottage!! (Thanks again for the invite, Amanda!!)

Hot tubbin'

Sunday. My niece Danica in her he-man swim suit. And her mommy's flip flops.

You know how awesome my niece & nephew are? Hottest day of the summer yet, and they didn't want to go swimming until Mickey's Christmas Carol was over. (Clearly, Auntie needs to get some more "seasonal" kids movies...)

Perfect day for a swim!!

Danica in her he-man swim suit and two pairs of floaties. All she wanted to do was sit on the ladder. But if she fell in, we had no doubt she was going to float...

Monday = Beach Day!! The whole crew at the water's edge in Norway Bay.

Charlotte, Jessica & Kaylee...All three babes looking at the same time. Miracle!!

So yeah. I loved my long weekend. I wish it had never ended. It was such a great four days of eating, drinking, swimming, sunshine, and great friends and family.

Isn't that what it's all about??

Hope you all had a great weekend celebrating Canada Day and/or the 4th of July!! Let's hear it for summer holidays! WOO-HOO!!!! :)


Ashley said...

I would never! Haha...that picture is terrible but I love it nonetheless. Thanks so much for the fun evening Jill, you did a great job organizing and it was a blast finally meeting Sadie. :)

I recall you saying just that about the are too cute.

Let's do it again really soon!

Nadine Hightower said...

I want a he-man swimsuit. bad!

Stacy said...

OK - the whole gang at the beach...I was somehow NOT IN THAT PIC??? I dont think Ricky and Graham were either, so it wasn't the whole crew! LOL

Amanda said...

awww the babies are precious!!! too cute!

Glad you had a great weekend!!

Jill said...

You're right Stace, I did have a picture with the whole gang, but I didn't think some of the ladies would have appreciated me putting it on the blog - not the best "angle"! haha! And I got fed up with blogger and the uploading pictures, took me half the day to get the ones up that I did. *sigh*

Stacie said...

You are so sweet to take Monday off in our honor...please let me know when I can return the favor for my Cnadian friends!

Kristine said...

Looks like an awesome holiday weekend!

Lauren said...

Oh my goodness I love Mickey's Christmas Carol.

Cute pics

Nicole said...

Looks like ya'll had fun! Now if we could have vacations like that every week :) Why is it that we work more than we get for "vacation"...