To the 7 For All Mankind party at Yorkdale. I won a pair of indigo skinny 7′s thanks to The Backseat Stylers! I love them will post a pic soon. I think this necklace is my official summer statement piece. I’ve been wearing it a lot lately and with everything. I found it at Ross’ in Seattle. Are you familiar with Ross’? It’s like Winners but, (ahem) dumpy. You really have to search but when you do you can find things at great prices. The necklace retailed at Nordstrom for $150 and I found it for $26.
Last Saturday David, Ben, Vaughn and I wanted to venture down to a Lake Erie beach town and decided on Port Dover. Half the reason we went was because we wanted footlong hotdogs from The Arbor. Some of us had two feet of hot dog but I wont mention who! We haven’t had much of a summer here in Southern Ontario (it’s all rain and cold) but we are still itching to get out and explore. We managed to eat, walk around, spend time on the beach before the rain came in late afternoon.
The last Thursday of the month, The Bay Queen Street hosts Story Time! We were a bit late and missed the the hoopla but thanks to Vaughn, Ben was able to participate. I Want My Hat Back, written by Jon Klassen was the featured book (it’s hilarious) and it was followed by craft time where the kids made their own hats. Ben had his first crayon experience. I think it was a success as he didn’t eat them! Thanks Vaughn and The Bay we had a great time!
I wore this to our first dinner as newlyweds at Langdon Hall in Cambridge. David had many jokes for this outfit when we went on a walk through the gardens before dinner which I was OK with. I just love this H&M number! (That only cost $25 by the way!)
David and I got married last weekend! It is a special and exciting thing to announce and I don’t really know how to announce other than those words exactly, “We got married!”. We have been planning on getting married following David’s proposal in December. An elopement was discussed for January but we couldn’t quite get our ducks in a row. Come February, I was in Dundas Ontario and I walked into Fran’s store Heirloom’s. I was very familiar with Fran and her boutique as I ordered my bridesmaid dress for my sister’s wedding. I spotted this Justin Alexander, coffee coloured tea length dress and my mind was made. Buying a dress seemed to get the wedding planning rolling! Fran made the experience extra special and very enjoyable – I just love being in her store! Heirloom’s carries a wide range of dresses and accessories for brides and bridesmaids. After my sisters bridesmaid dress purchase and the purchase of my own wedding dress, I would highly recommend it. Thanks again Fran!
Both David and I grew up just short of an hour from Niagara Falls and ventured there many times as children (David actually living there for just short of two years) yet we still find it fun to take day trips the touristy city . It was a beautiful day last Saturday making it an easy decision to take the drive and visit. I rode the ferris wheel with Ben which I will probably not do again until Ben is older. The gondolas are safe though I had a mini panic-attack over the 8 minute ride as Ben just wanted to run around and bang the windows 100 feet above the city. It was an 8 minute battle to try and get Ben to sit on my lap! After our lengthly walk of the Falls walkway and around Clifton Hill, we stopped in St. Catherine’s for pizza and wings at David’s fave spot, Bugsy’s. (We decided not to tell our My Fitness Pal apps about dinner.)
Our Benjamin turns 1 today! We can’t believe how fast this past year has gone by and how amazing it has been! We visited many places, made lots of new friends and so many great memories. We love you Ben and can’t wait to see how much you grow over the next year! Thanks to our family who came out on Saturday and helped make Ben’s birthday so enjoyable to him. xoxo
“I’ve arrived!” was our Ben joke before he was born. We always laughed that he would pop right out on his birthday and yell those two words with his arm stretched out. What is funny is that is what Ben does now whenever we go places. He stares at people until they look at him and if that takes too long, he’ll start yelling at them much like in the video below. We went to Hess Street in Hamilton on the first nice Saturday of the year. He loved talking to all the people walking by, their “duhs!” (dogs), and those on the patio across the way.