I had a great time in the wild blue yonder (aka Canada). The Mister and I drove up there on Thursday and arrived just in time for pizza. We were greeted in the driveway by Auntie Janet… It was just too funny the way she was just sitting there so I rolled down the window, shouted a warning “Flattering photo time!” and snapped the pic:
On Friday, we ran around spending time and money replacing the forgotten items and picking up the rest of the supplies. We were so spend-happy, in fact, that my bank got all uppity on my behalf and locked down my credit card right as we were checking out at the liquor store. Yeah, that $220 bill is just gonna have to wait until I call my bank and verify a list the length of my arm to prove that I am who I say I am.
“Can I tell you about our products and promotions that might help you?”
“No, I’d like to get back to buying the liquor for our WEDDING RECEPTION! kthx.”
The fun thing about having a 2nd party is that you can still be a bridezilla after the wedding 😉 Future brides make note. Hehe..
Friday was also the day that the tents, tables, chairs, and portable washrooms were delivered. Whee!! The shirtless dude seriously needs someone to show him how to swing a sledge, though. He was reducing all of the momentum just before he made contact with the spike–probably because he was afraid of hitting himself. Anyway, he did all the work with his own body instead of letting the hammer do the job. Silly kid. *shakes head*
Once the tent was up, we set to work doing all of the decorating. Omigosh, hahaha! Jeff and I had the hardest time getting the paper poofs and the lanterns to stay on the fishing line. He kept saying “This idea is good on paper..but..it’s just not working.” We must’ve used a quarter roll of tape trying to get the stupid things to stay put.
The rest of the night, we hung out and just kept crossing our fingers that there wouldn’t be rain. Don’t rain, don’t rain, don’t rain… What we didn’t count on, though, was Mother Nature’s counter-offer: WIND! AUGH! We had finally gotten the decorations to stay put, but when we went out on Saturday, the wind had made shambles of our efforts, lol. We decided it just wasn’t meant to be “perfect” but that it would be good enough the way it was. No one would even know we didn’t mean for it to be the way it was =P Pssh.
It was a ton of fun to just hang out with extended family and friends from Jeff’s side of the family. We couldn’t have asked for a better day. I think one of the funnest details was the candy buffet that our friends Anne and Errol gifted to us:
We couldn’t believe it. The guests all loved it, too! If you’re in the Winnipeg area, I highly suggest that you check out http://www.landonssweets.com
On Sunday, we took a (much-needed) day of rest. I think I was still in and out of sleep until at least 3pm @_@;
Today we made the long trek home and we’re happy to be here 🙂