Weekend Recap

January 26, 2015

Oh what a fantastic weekend it was. A much better weekend than last weekend’s non-stop tantrums.

Layne ended up picking Liam up from the day home. When I got home from work, a girlfriend suggested getting together for a late dinner, which I was totally game for even though I had planned to get the house cleaning out of the way, have a bath and catch up on Parenthood. I’m exciting like that.

We met at Earl’s for dinner and girl talk which may have led to some giggles while scrolling through Tinder. We decided to move on to Fionn MacCool’s for another drink before calling it a night. It was such a great night to catch up and have some laughs.


I had cut the evening short because I had wanted to get up and head to a 10am yoga class. My alarm was set but clearly I needed the extra sleep since I ended up sleeping until 11. I vaguely remember getting up to shut my alarm off and going back to sleep. I only had time to shower and hit the road to meet my folks for lunch. It was such a gorgeous day out, it was nice to go for a little drive.

I came back to tackle the house cleaning before running some errands and picking up dinner on the way. Since I was in the mall picking up Opa for dinner (their pita bread and tzatziki is addicting), I thought I would treat myself to a new bath bomb from Lush too. Of course, when I got home I settled in with my take out to catch up on Parenthood and then hopped in the tub for a soak with my book. Did anyone else ugly cry watching the latest episode of Parenthood? I can just tell the finale next week is going to be a mess for me…

I was off to brunch at Heritage Ranch. I ate way more than I should have, but their brunch food is just seriously so amazing. Even though they didn’t have the amazing eggs florentine that I love again, they made up for it with raisin bread french toast and butternut squash ravioli. TO DIE FOR. Seriously, if you haven’t been to Heritage Ranch you need to go. Go for brunch, go for lunch, go for dinner. Take your family, take your self, take a date (seriously, best date spot ever, I’m assuming….).

We decided to walk around the trails after brunch, stopping to say hi to the horses and then continuing on with the loop. The unfortunate part was after the 2km walk with three kids under 5, we had no choice but to climb the iciest stairs known to man. It was treacherous and I’m sure we looked entertaining trying not to fall and slide to our deaths only to reach the top to see the ‘stairs closed for the season’ sign.


And yes, I even decided it was a great time for a headstand. I did actually hold it, the photographer just didn’t catch it.

Thankfully the walk and stair ice climbing was enough to digest brunch and I immediately changed into my run gear when I got home to take advantage of the beautiful day. I even took it one step further and ran to the store for a couple steaks to throw on the grill. I mean, it’s not often that you can grill in a t-shirt in January here. Liam came home just as I was getting ready to start supper and he enjoyed being out on the balcony as much as I did.

Such a great weekend, but time went by way too quick. I had wanted to go visit Jolene ice fishing but just ran out of time. I also missed me little man a ton. There’s so many winter activities I want to do with him still. I’m really hoping this amazing weather sticks around for a little bit longer. Or even for the rest of winter, I’d be ok with that. I’m also hoping that with the nice weather, stays Liam’s health so we can actually get out and enjoy it together instead of being stuck at home.

What did you get up to this weekend? Enjoying the spring-like weather we’re getting?


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    January 26, 2015 at 6:20 am

    Fun!! I wish we got outside more this weekend but ran out of time. Chad just suggested taking me to Hertiage Ranch next weekend for brunch 🙂 I’m a little excited 😉
    I’ve been working on my headstands, and was proud so told Chad to see my progress. Only to fall right over and almost break my back on the stairs! Such a klutz…

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      January 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Haha oh Lindsey….

      That’s awesome you’re going there for brunch. I’m still waiting for them to make the goat cheese egg florentine again. Yesterday they had a crepe station!!

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    January 26, 2015 at 10:56 am

    When I come visit you we are going on a girls date for brunch!!

    Also, I LOVE Opa! Their fries with tzatziki is soooo good!!!!

    Glad you had a good weekend (minus missing your little man– I know how that is!)

    Have a great week! xx

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      January 26, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Oh heck yes we are!! And it’s one of my favourite paths to run so…..run then brunch!!

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    January 26, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    What an awesome weekend!! That place sounds amazing for brunch. I need to catch up on Parenthood. I will bawl I know it.

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      January 26, 2015 at 7:18 pm

      Ugh. Parenthood. Last week I didn’t cry at all. This week was ugly and next week is the final episode. I will need a hug after I’m sure lol

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    January 26, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Sounds like a fun weekend! Nothing beats girl time. I need to check out Heritage Ranch one day. I got out for a walk with Amelia on Sunday because it was so gorgeous and have to take advantage before I am house bound by the cold weather

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      January 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      You do! If you ever are travelling through, I’d be happy to meet you there 😉

      or maybe Mud Hero (I can’t remember if you are coming?)

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    January 27, 2015 at 9:57 am

    My sister-in-law lives just down the road from Heritage Ranch and every time we visit I saw this is the time we will go there for brunch, yet it never happens! One day, I will get there for brunch lol! Glad you had a great weekend – we barely got outside which I feel super guilty about.

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      January 28, 2015 at 7:50 pm

      Oh man! Stop putting it off!!

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    January 27, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    looks like you had a fun weekend. we have definitely been enjoying the beautiful weather. Palmer and i were outside all day today. and yesterday too….yesterday i ran to pick her up from the dayhome, taking 8 minutes. it took us 55 minutes to get back home because we were enjoying the outside!

    I think i need to start practicing these headstands!!! you girls are getting good! 🙂

    and brunch….always my favorite. I could eat breakfast for every meal!

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      January 28, 2015 at 7:49 pm

      Are you planning to come up here for Mud Hero? Because I’m thinking there needs to be a brunch afterwards!

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