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
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.
(Before the Great Bun Mishap of 2011...)
My bro Luke and his...er...large goblet of red wine (?!??!!??)
Saturday at the Cottage!! (Thanks again for the invite, Amanda!!)
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.
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!!!! :)