Wednesday, 26 October 2016

The Wedding...Part 2...The Reception


The view as you entered....









My SIL Jeff...daughter Lissa...boyfriend...Uncle John...(a family fav)
 

Their first dance was abruptly interrupted by Miss V!!!  She wanted to join in the fun!! They were only too happy to have her included...♥️

And what  a party it was!!!

My son did all of the decorating..his theme was Mid-Century Modern...

His home is also decorated in that era!

Everyone complimented him on his art work...being a web-designer, it is second nature to him...he even printed up the place setting cards for the guests...The table numbers were on old 45 records attached to a stand...I should have taken more pictures! But....I was having so much fun!!  The guests each received a small succulent in a clay pot...so cute...and yet so simple...

I can hardly believe it is all over...

I hope you enjoy the pictures...and that I captured everything...

It was truly an enchanting evening...

    Hope you are all well...

         I can hardly believe that it is almost November!!!!

            Where did October go????

             Quite nipply today...rain moving in overnight...and...perhaps...

                   A bit of the white stuff!!

                     Oh well...the Summer was awesome...

                        The Fall has been spectacular...

                           Christmas is just around the corner...  


          Enjoy your evening....

               Roast beef in the oven...yummy!!

                   Cheers!  :o)

                       linda ♥️
      

Monday, 24 October 2016

The Wedding...Part 1...The Church...





We thought the day would never get here...

But...

When it did...

everything was wonderful!

Miss V's dress was a dream...I crocheted her a wee shrug, as the day was on the cool side... 

Unfortunately she did not wear it...she needed something warmer...but it sure was cute!

My boyfriend and our oldest daughter Lissa...

Aren't they just the cutest!!

Me and my two daughters before the ceremony...

I am so proud of these gals...they are my best friends!!
 

Miss V and her Auntie Lissa...

And with her Papa below...๐Ÿ’ž
 


Isn't the church lovely....
 

 The pics without my initials were taken by my son-in-law Jeff...
He was the Best Man...and what a great job he did!





Miss V looked like Cinderella all dressed up for the ball...

Her friend Sam, was the ring bearer...isn't he just the cutest thing??? 

His Mommy was a bridesmaid...a very dear friend of the Bride Anna and my daughter Erika...

Anna made Miss V her bracelet and necklace...cute! 


Anna's dress was spectacular...

So simple...but so beautiful...her hair looked fabulous too!!

And my son...handsome as ever ๐Ÿ’ž
 



 Miss V's bouquet...aren't the colours wonderful?


My 3 beautiful children...๐Ÿ’ž

I couldn't ask for any better...... 




 I hope you are all well...

This post took me forever to do...hard to choose...don't want to bore you!

I will post again this week...and feature the reception...

It was held at The Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington...

What a gorgeous place it is!!

Boyfriend and I are going to drive to the good old cottage tomorrow...

Have a look around, and see what has been happening down there!!

I am SURE there are tons of leaves down...with these darn winds and cooler temps...

Enjoy your evening...

        Cheers!  :o)

            linda ♥️




Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Catching Up....& Taking A Break...For A While...







the last few trips to the cottage have been wonderful...

sunny summer-like weather...

fires at night to take the chill off...

electric blanket on the bed...

perfect Fall weather...

but...I guess all good things must come to an end...

this week is warm, but then getting quite nipply by the weekend...

we were very fortunate indeed to be able to have the freedom to visit the cottage, when the whim hits us.

my boyfriend will be retiring at the end of this year...and he will be 70 next month...quite a year of special events!!

my son is marrying on October 22...so I will be taking a break from my blog for a while...I will most likely still be posting on Instagram...I LOVE THAT!!
but...the blog will take a well deserved rest for a while...
 








we had the pleasure of having Miss V for the day and a sleepover last Friday...it was perfect weatherwise, and she and I had so much fun!!

she went Thanksgiving grocery shopping with me...

a trip to the flower store for a few tiny pumpkins for the Thanksgiving table...

she brought her own nubbly pumpkin with her, as she wanted to paint it!!

she did a fabulous job...and we painted some stones that I brought from the cottage...she filled the birdbath, and had fun running thru Nana's garden!!  

we picked a few white snow berries at the park for the table as well...

everyone came here yesterday for the meal...it was delicious!!
 


Hope that you are all well...and enjoying your Fall...

I am sure that all of my Canadian friends had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and celebrating our beloved Blue Jays in the baseball playoffs for the World Series once again this year...

I must say...I have watched bits of the American Presidential Debates...
GEESH...good luck with that one!! Should be a very interesting outcome either way!!

So....

I will see you in a few weeks...but I will definitely visit you guys in the meantime...just cannot think of worthy posts right now...I am sure you all understand, that my mind is elsewhere!!

Take care....Cheers!  :o)

                     linda ♥️
 

Monday, 3 October 2016

Last Day Of Summer...First Day Of Fall At The Cottage....Part 2......

Continuing along, from where I left off...

Remind me to do one post at a time, and be done with it!! 

Geesh...why do I get my self into these things!!

Hard enough to remember what I had for breakfast...let alone a week ago!

Hahaha!! 

Here we go...lets do this!!

So...this is Thursday...the first day of Fall...the sun greeted us with her smiling face, so we decided it was time to put a fresh coat of stain on the upper railing, above the sunporch...this is our guest room, and actually has a glass door out to the wee balcony...not my favorite spot...the railing {which we had replaced a few years ago}...is very short...so you feel kinda like a giant looking down...not a fan of heights...but...the job needed to be done...and...after all....we are a team...right?

You can see what a big difference it made...especially on the top rail...didn't take us long to apply 2 coats...and admire our handywork!!








After lunch, I made a couple of floral arrangements...

Imagine using Ferns on the First Day of Fall...

Also added a few pieces of Oat Grass, love the texture it creates... 

Hydrangeas still beautiful, and a few Sedum stems...

Same idea for the Sunporch...

Just makes things nicer, eh??

Friday was the dull day...we took off for town...did some thrifty shopping...Of course I got a few things!!

We went for a walk in the afternoon...the seagulls and cormorants were going crazy!!!! Not sure if there was a school of fish or what...but...I captured them along the beach from us...making quit a racket!!





I went down onto the beach, to get the photos...boyfriend stayed up on the road...waiting patiently for me, while I looked for beach glass too!!


See him there???

Don't you just love the "body language"...come on...hurry up....what are you looking for down there??? You are not supposed to be down there....it says "Private "Property"....

Such a worry wart...

hahahaha!!  














This is how Friday ended...gloomy all day...at least we ate on the sunporch, as it wasn't that cold...




Now....

Saturday was another story....









Glorious Sunshine all day...

I got a big garden cleaned out...

Boyfriend got the loungers painted with rust paint...they looked fabulous!!

After dinner...we enjoyed a firepit on the beach deck...first of the Season...hopefully many more to come!!
Sunday was more of the same...

We left in the afternoon, as we were supposed to take Erika and Miss V out for dinner, for Erika's bday...didn't happen...but they did come for a visit...

 















 Shot of the driveway, as I locked the gate...

Lovely and green,eh? ♥️ 









 I also saw my favorite polka dot horse on the way home...

A few of you had thought she might be pregnant last time I showed her...
how long do horses carry? I admit, I know nothing about this...she still looks the same to me...and I think it was June that I posted her first picture...hmmmm?



 Hope that you are all well...so glad it stopped raining here...
Not as much rain at the cottage...but kinda dreary and cool this past weekend.. 
Good for the trees and shrubs going into the cooler months...

Tonight will be a Ham and Scalloped potatoes...and fresh Yellow beans...
Lovely comforting meal...

Very busy with my crochet...already ripped the sweater out once!! Geesh... 

Can hardly believe that this weekend is our Thanksgiving already...

Not ready for this yet!!

Guess I will be hosting...even if only a few of us will actually be eating Turkey!

Hope you have a great day...

        I will be back sooner than later....

                           Cheers!  :o)

                                 linda ♥️