Monday, May 14, 2012

Coming Back Down...

A great way to gauge how awesome a weekend it was? 

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  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


Nicole said...

Good thing you have spares! And your feet... well I don't know what to tell you, maybe you need a good pedicure (aka foot rub!)

Stacie said...

Aw, the dress looks great on you!

Nancy said...

Sure was a blast and you were gorgeous in your dress! What an amazing weekend, I still can't believe the ceremony went so well, I was worried about all the details, but hey, piece of cake, lol! (Joking, I worried about every minute almost!)

Steph said...

Sounds like a great wedding. Losing stuff and having a hangover, it doesn't get much better than that!

You look great!