Now back to GLEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Quick post - wedding pictures "getting ready" are complete in the drop down bar - all pro pics included! Still gotta do all the other wedding picture sections, but it's a start.
Now back to GLEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Last weekend was great - Matt and I headed up to the cottage on Friday night, and spent the weekend in comfy clothes, relaxing by the fire, drinking wine, eating great food, and enjoying the hot tub. It was pretty perfect. We also watched about 8 episodes of the 2nd season of Dexter - yes - I know we could have stayed home and done that, but it was nice to change the scenery and be in the fresh air of Muskoka. Matt also made a great dinner on Saturday - rack of lamb, root vegetables, fresh bread - yum! I took some pictures of the cottage decor as well - I'll post those on my housing blog as a feature - Matt's mom has a great decorating eye. All in all a great escape.
This week was busy at school, and I didn't go to the gym at all - it's getting ridiculous! I need to get back into it, but I need some motivation. Matt is running a half marathon tomorrow morning and he is continuously getting in better and better shape! I do not enjoy running - hurts the joints and the lungs. I prefer cardio & strength training classes. I also want to start doing Yoga, or at least Goodlife's imitation "Body Flow" class again! *sigh* I need to get going because the year is only going to be busier - I need to push through this slump.
I found out on Sunday that my mom's cousin, Patricia, died. It was very sudden - a bleeding ulcer. Her husband found her in the bathroom. So scary! She was my mom's age, so it was really shocking for my mom - so sudden, so young, and we just saw her at the wedding less than two months ago. I went to the visitation on Wednesday with Matt - it was tough to see her husband and son. I felt weird that everyone kept asking me about the wedding and honeymoon and was so happy for us, but I guess you have to talk about something with family you barely see! Keep Patricia in your prayers, please. My mom said the only good thing is that she will now be with her mother, Irene, who died a few years ago.
I think I'm getting . I had a sore throat starting Wednesday night, was worse Thursday, then mostly went away Friday. Now I am very sniffly and sneezy. Also dopey - may as well use all the dwarfs to summarize my life. I pray that Matt does not get it before Monday. He went for a short run on Friday and felt very winded early on. I cannot ruin this run for him! Instead I will get him sick throughout the work week :p
Last night we ordered pizza and relaxed. Tonight he's making dinner (sausage & pepper penne), and we'll relax again. Sunday he runs at 7:30AM - I'll be there at the end anyway, he's trying to make it under 2 hours. I would like to do some shopping tomorrow - I need some MAC products (my makeup artist did NOT follow through on her promise to get us the 60% discount on MAC stuff after the wedding - grrr), I need some sensible but cute work shoes, and I'll check out some shirts and pants as well, but will hold off on them unless I love them. I don't have the money to spend right now!
That's all for now - pretty boring I guess, but it's nice to have some time to relax still!
Saturday night dinner at the cottage
Oh my goodness I am neglecting the bio! OK, I will update tonight. Major highlights - great cottage weekend with Matt, I am getting sick (strep?), Matt is running the half marathon on Sunday, and I'm doing lead vocals for our school musical this year - Aladdin. Busy busy busy busy busy! More sooooon!
Here is a link to a little picture montage from Joni with our song playing the background! Should get all the pictures from Erin and Joni by Monday! :)
One more day of school until I am free for the weekend, and Matt and I are heading up to the cottage for a nice relaxing weekend, just the two of us! Can't wait! :)
Just a quick weekend summary while I eat my cereal this Monday morning. Friday we went to the Jays game with my uncle and Marika. Great game - they were so close. Came back from 6-0 in the first inning to being tied 8-8, and finally losing 9-8. Oh well - still very fun. The last one they got crushed and it was such a bad game so I can't complain about the action in this one. Came back and went to bed pretty early.
Saturday slept in, lounged around with a cafe mocha (made by Matt from our new espresso machine) pretty much all day, took a nap, then finally got out of bed and walked to Vineyards and got some good wine. Ordered Indian (yes, butter chicken is a "boring" choice, but delicious), and watched "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo". I just finished the first two books and the Swedish version was actually pretty good!
Sunday slept in a bit again, went to the gym, then spent the afternoon and evening starting to watch the first season of "Dexter" because we both wanted to see it for a while but never got into it. WELL - we definitely did now! We finished the first 9 of 12 episodes in the first season yesterday! Crazy! It is a great show - very dark, but very plot twisty and interesting. I'm addicted!
All in all, a nice and relaxing lazy weekend with the husband. No being kicked out of our place, nowhere to be, just home! :)
So Joni's good friend came up from Texas to visit, and she was our second shooter for the wedding too! She is an incredible photographer, and today she sent me the link to her site to see all her edited pictures!
Her website is http://www.erinblinn.com/. From there you enter the website, and click "client access" at the top. The password is "mcadam." She has great pictures all organized into categories to see! She is sending a CD of pictures this week so I can post some soon too.
I can't wait to get Joni's in a few weeks too! :)
Yay TGIF! Heading to the Jay's game with Matt courtesy of my uncle's awesome work seats! Playing Tampa tonight at 7pm. No plans for the weekend so far - so excited to relax and (hopefully) not be kicked out our place again! Maybe we'll do some more neighbourhood walks?!
It's been one month: Happy One Month Married Anniversary Matty! Throw that 4.5 years out the window and start back at zero...booo...oh well - I'm going to milk these dates for sure now!!! :)
Wish me luck on the first married day of school!!!
Friday we headed to the cottage with Matt's dad in tow, made great time - Friday traffic has not been bad at all this year - supposedly Saturday morning traffic is nuts, though. My parents were already there with Matt's mom. I wasn't feeling so great but we all caught up for a few hours before I crashed.
Saturday we had a nice big breakfast, watched some of the wedding video Hope made (thanks, Hope!), but we're waiting for it to be put on DVD to sit down as H&W and watch it in full. Had a nice hot tub in the rain too. Then I took a few hours to fuss and get ready for Steph and Matt's wedding at Deerhurst, which is about an hour from the cottage.
The wedding ceremony was beautiful - in the rotunda room with lots of light and a chandelier. Steph looked beautiful - lace fitted dress with a train, similar to mine, but with a sweetheart neckline and a tie-up back - just perfect on her. Matt looked great too, in a black tux with dark purple (eggplant?) tie, which matched the bridesmaids purple tea length dresses. The ceremony was short but sweet, and went right into a cocktail hour reception followed by dinner. Great food, all local - butternut squash soup sweetened with maple syrup, field greens with apple vinaigrette, chicken stuffed with ricotta (or similar), and rotating chocolate trifle and cranberry cheesecake - SO GOOD. Late night was sliders & fries, plus tons of sweet treats in apothecary jars made or purchased all by family - that was such a nice personal touch. Favours were blueberry and cinnamon jam (I can't wait to try it), plus a donation to the humane society. Wines were local too - Jackson Trigg - very nice. Lots of dancing and fun games and a great night all around. Matt was the DD so I enjoyed the wine and we danced a lot. Caught up with the pool girls Meg and Michelle, and also with Bianca (who is pregnant with baby # 2 - congrats!!!). Such a fun night!
Sunday the boys went golfing and I lounged around reading. I finished "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" and started "The Girl Who Played with Fire." The first one took a bit to get into, but then it was captivating. I think the second one is even better so far! My mom has the third one which I'm sure I will devour as well. I don't have as much time during the school year to read for pleasure, but I hope I can catch a few moments to keep it up. When the boys got back we had an early dinner (serious 4pm early bird dinner because my parents needed to head out), and then read and watched movies and TV and went to bed early.
Today we packed up and headed home. The fans were leaving the condo as we got there - SUCH good timing. Getting an invoice next week for the work they will need to do on the flooring, walls, etc. The condo will pay for most of it and we'll figure out the rest through our landlord or something. Glad to have peace and quiet. Now to a nice relaxing Italian dinner with my husband, and to bed EARLY since tomorrow is back to school!!!!
Hot tub in the pouring rain
Just before heading out to the wedding
The bride with her parents
Vows & Rings
Meg and I with the bride and groom
Favours & Table Rocks
Table Decor - very Muskoka
Smiley after a fun night of dancing!