By how tired I am, how sore my feet are, and how badly I feel I need a food & drink detox of some sort...
What a busy, fun, & memorable weekend it was!
On Friday night, we gathered at my cousin David & Dawn's house to celebrate my Aunt Marion's 60th birthday. My aunt is, without a doubt, one of my most favourite people in the world. She has an incredible strength, a wonderful sense of humour, and is one of the most caring, kind, and giving people I've ever met.
Aunt Marion, circa September 2011, with her grandson Dillon
We had a great time celebrating her milestone birthday with drinks, BBQ, cake & presents. It was a special night in honour of a very special gal!! Aunt Marion, I hope you had a terrific birthday, we all love you very much!! All the best for the next 60 years!! ;)
Saturday morning, I was up bright and early to head to my friend Lindsay's parents' place for hair and make-up. My job on this very special Saturday? I had the pleasure & privilege of being Lindsay's Maid of Honour on her wedding day! :)
Photo courtesy of Nancy Best
It was a BEAUTIFUL day - hot & sunny, with a church packed with people there to celebrate the happy occasion of Lindsay & Ryan's wedding.
Honestly, I don't think things could have gone more perfect for Linds & Ryan. The ceremony was beautiful, and the skies clouded over just enough for perfect pictures afterwards. Then we travelled up to the reception hall in Shawville for a delicious meal, entertaining speeches, and a rip-roaring good time on the dance floor!
That's where the sore feet come in...oh.my.gahhhhhhh. My feet feel like I walked around with razor blades in my shoes all weekend. The soles of my feet literally feel swollen. Yikes. But, I'm taking it I must've been having a good time on the dance floor? ;)
Another sign it was a good time? I managed to lose both my camera and my keys. The camera has been recovered (thank God!), but still no luck with the keys. So grateful I have spares for my house & car! Also? I had money, my bank card, my driver's licence, gum, lipstick, lip gloss, and a little perfume sample in my clutch, which I left very much unattended all night long while I was up dancing. I managed to get the clutch home with me, with all of the contents - EXCEPT the lipstick, gloss, and perfume. I have no friggin clue where they went...but I guess I should be happy the money and cards made it home!
So. Needless to say, I was feeling pretty rough yesterday. BUT it was Mother's Day. And I will do just about anything for my mama. ;) Hence, I was up to go to church with the whole family, then we took her out for brunch and gave her her gifts.
Mom & I, Thanksgiving 2011
I crashed on the couch for the rest of the afternoon, and pretty much felt like death until bedtime. It was a weekend jam-packed with fun & festivities, but I'm still suffering for it today. My feet are still aching (like, seriously?! What was I doing on the dancefloor?!), and I feel like I could just lie down for a nap right about now.
That, and my search for my keys continues...
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend & a happy belated Mother's Day to all the lovely moms out there! xo