Wow it’s been a while since my last post. Kudos to those of you who post every couple of days or even everyday! With nicer weather, more daylight, and more events happening around the city, I’ve been trying to make the most of my time with the kiddies before dreaded old man winter hits again. I think I’ve come to accept that if I only have time to blog once a week then so be it. My children are more important to me than trying to keep up with regular blog posting. But blog reading is a different story, THAT I try to do daily.
So have you ever had one of those weekends where after it’s over you feel like you need a weekend just to rest up for the weekend you just had? Well this was definitely one of those weekends. On Friday we went out to last minute shop at Costco cause we had some friends coming over for hot pot that night. The hubby has half a day off work every Friday so we try to be in and out before 5:00 hits. Other than that I try to stay clear of Costco on the weekends. Consider yourselves warned 😉
We had shrimp, mussels, fish tofu, squid balls (minds outta the gutter peeps, these are just squid or octopus ground up and made into balls), salmon, enoki and oyster mushroom, spinach, watercress….
scallops, oysters, and beef. Sorry for the blurry picture.
One of my friends made these Hello Kitty cake pops for my kiddies. Isn’t she a sweetheart? Hmmm, how would I describe these? YUMMILICIOUS! Inside it was basically chocolate cake but the best chocolate cake I’ve had in a while. Moist and extra chocolatey just the way I like it. And so much more fun than just eating a normal cake. 11 out of 10 on these babies. Does that make sense? Whatever, it’s my blog 😉
Our other friend who owns a wonderful Korean-fusion restaurant in Calgary called Anju (which I’ll most likely blog about in another post sometime)brought over some drinks to make my favorite drink called the Bruised Heart. It’s got a mix of cranberry juice, aloe drink, peach schnapps, and Soju. Great friends, great food, great times!
On Saturday we had a wedding to attend. A quick picture with the kiddies before our date.
This was the centerpiece. No pics of the bride and groom for privacy reasons of course.
Our names were written on the cranes to tell us which seat was ours. See the red and blue mini laser light thingys on the favor box? Each guest was given one of those and as a surprise for the bride and groom they turned off all the lights while everyone turned on their lasers right before the happy couple made their grand entrance. It was pretty cool, almost like a light show. We originally got blue and white lights but Gary traded the white for a red so I could have my superman colours…lol. If you’re wondering, here’s what was in the box:
A picture with my lovely girlfriends.
Now onto the food. I’ll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
Before Gary and I left I wanted to have a virgin Caesar so we headed to the open bar and got dragged into this:
Note to self: do not go anywhere near the bar before you leave a wedding. What was I thinking? I had 1 shot, Gary had 2 and then we ended up staying for another hour chit chatting with old friends before we were finally able to leave….lol. Good times, good times.
You know it’s a great party when you see the conga line pass by while your hubby is downing a few for you 😉 (I was the designated driver as usual.)
One last picture before we left. That’s my “I’m too tired to smile for the camera and just want to get home” look.
On Sunday we had lunch with my in-laws, some grocery shopping, a playdate for the kiddies, and dinner with my in-laws before they left. No pics as this post is already long enough. How about you, do anything exciting this weekend? Now off to catch up on the rest of my blog reading. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Until next time friends and family.