Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Of wedding planning and friends...

Last week Thursday I headed down to Carlyle to visit Naomi for a few days. We were finally able to work around both our schedules and find a few days that we were free. It ended up only being about a 3 hour drive (once again proof that Google maps is so far off their suggested travel time that it isn't funny...but I'll save that rabbit trail for another time) and the roads were good. A storm had moved through a few days earlier on and some of the roads weren't in great condition according to the SK highway updates but they must have cleared up for me. :)

And as always, even if we haven't seen each other for months, we pick right up where we left off the last time. :) We made a pasta with cheese and a cream sauce and Naomi's fiancé, Jesse, came and joined us. We watched "The Young Victoria" while having dinner and then had some Raspberry and Pomegranate Sherbet which was an awesome flavour combination.

The next day Naomi and I headed off to Regina for wedding shopping since Naomi is getting married in September and I'm going to be her maid of honour. :) It was a full day but we had a great time and we made progress with wedding plans, ideas, and details. A highlight of the day was being able to meet up with Gabi, a mutual friend of ours. She treated us to lunch at a nice restaurant and we had a great time talking and catching up with each other. Later in the afternoon we headed over to Fabricland to look for fabric which was the main stop of the trip to find out that on Friday it closes at 5:30 PM. Lovely. Seriously only in Saskatchewan do stores close at that time on a Friday evening. Ha. :P Just when you think Saskatchewan is finally starting to progress ahead you realize it still has a ways to go.

So, we decided to go back the next day. We left early Saturday morning so we would be there shortly after it opened. After a few hours we were walking out with the perfect fabrics for most the wedding party. I love when that happens. We didn't have to settle for any pieces that we thought were okay. They were exactly what we wanted right down to the colour, texture, and pattern. We were also able to find patterns for my dress, the bridesmaids' dresses, and the little girls' dresses. I had as much fun as Naomi I think. :)

After we arrived back we went and looked at some houses that Jesse had addresses for since they are house shopping and then stopped in at his folks' place and had a candy sampling session which went over quite well. :) Then we headed over to Connie's place where she had a delicious meal prepared: roast beef, mashed potatoes, corn, baked beans, apple crisp, and pop and ice cream to make floats. Jesse and her wanted to play a new game and then we watched "Coraline."

Sunday morning was more relaxed and I played both keyboards downstairs for a little while to see how I liked the sound, feel, etc. of them. I'm hoping to purchase one sometime in the future as I really miss not having a piano around. A keyboard is going to be the best option (nothing beats a real piano!) as I can easily move it and don't need to get it tuned. Jesse came over late in the morning and then around 1 we went to the Theatre where the wedding and reception are going to be held. They were also starting theatre practice which I watched for a while and then said goodbye just before Naomi had to go up for her first line.

I had an uneventful trip home. It took a little longer since I stopped in Yorkton for some shopping. And, I got a Tim's which I always enjoy. :)

I've enjoyed having a little more time off between chicken cycles this time. I've been able to go to church a couple times, attend a Ladies Night, and have been able to help with Ladies Time Out (LTO) preparations. I've made one cheesecake and am going to make another one tomorrow and then go help decorate in the afternoon/evening. Friday evening is LTO and then Saturday I'll be busy getting the barn ready for chicks which arrive Monday!

So, how has your week been??


Victoria said...

Is this movie Young Victoria good? What is it about?
Me and my Mom want to know....please e-mail me at:
To let me know. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a pleasant time was had by all! That must be a relief to be able to go to the Fabric store and find everything without having to compromise, a gift!
Enjoy the rest of your time off!

Naomi said...

I love reading your take on the day. :) :) Having you around is like my having my better self around, sometimes. Awesomeness. :)

I am still so excited about the fabric and patterns we got. That was an amazing experience. :)

Naomi said...

P.S. Victoria, the movie "The Young Victoria" was amazing. It was about Queen Victoria. It was clean and innocent enough that all ages could watch it. Well acted too.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sounds like a great time!! So glad it all went well, and you had so much success in shopping for fabrics and patterns!

Anonymous said...

How fun! :)
And that raspberry and pomegranate sherbet sounds delightful. Where did you get it?

Wedding shopping is so delightful. And so much fun! How wonderful that you were able to find what you wanted and didn't have to "settle" for something that was just ok. We had some struggles finding our bridesmaid blouses mainly for the wedding last March.

Yummy to be treated to lunch :)

Glad to hear you had a good trip and a safe one too.

My week has been super busy which is not always welcomed when one is feeling ill and getting over this cold/virus thing. (I discovered last night that I have hives or something on my stomach but thankfully no itching is involved!)