This past weekend Matt and I went out for dinner on Friday night with both sets of our parents together. We went for drinks at Canoe, which has a great view of the city, and then to Benihana at the Royal York for dinner. I ate a lot of food, but it was pretty good, and they had really pretty desserts that I took pictures of. Wish I took a picture of my top - pretty purple with ruffles from Banana Republic, but alas, I did not. So here are the desserts instead!
Today I went to a coworker and friend's wedding shower. Dawn is getting married in a few months and it was nice to meet all her family and friends - there were a lot of ladies in one house at once. Lovely afternoon of lunch, presents, and a beautiful cake and delicious cake pops (my next baking project, as well as Marta's!). Can't wait for my Valentine's day bouquet of them from my work wife :p No pictures of the shower yet, but I'm sure some will be up on Facebook soon for me to steal and add to this post.
On the home decor front, we are really slacking. Our next project will probably be painting the upstairs and downstairs hallway, but we are really in no rush for that. I erased the "Merry Christmas" from both of the blackboards today..that's progress I guess. I did finally frame my LOVE prints that I ordered from MadeByGirl's Jen Ramos. One is Hope's Christmas present, and one I got for myself. They are sitting in my dining room right now.
On the teaching front, exams are finished, marks are done, and the new semester began on Thursday. Have a brand new group of students (and thank goodness because my 10 applied science class was going to be the death of me if I had them any longer). This semester I have another grade 11 university chemistry class, and two grade 10 academic science classes. They seem pretty good after only 2 days, which is a nice start. Looking forward to a slightly less stressful semester in terms of classroom management. Also, Marta is now back which keeps me sane on those crazy days! The Christian band performed just before exams for Grade 8 Parent Night and they did as good a job as possible considering only a tiny fraction of them could make it. The play has been on hiatus for exams, but will start back very intense tomorrow. The goal is to get the first act done by the end of the month. We have only really done 7 of the 30+ songs, but we are going to get through at least another 6 this month. It's going to be a busy February!
Matt just found out that he is to go to Vancouver for about 8 weeks - not sure when he is leaving, but he will be there at least that long, and they are flying him back every two weeks for 4 days. Yep, sucks, but one good thing is that instead of him coming home mid-march, they are going to fly ME out and back so I can spend some time there over March Break! Never been out west before so that's an exciting trip! Not sure when I would go, and nothing is set in stone, but something to look forward to for sure!