Before I start I must say: "Don't forget to VOTE!" It's Canadian election day...this is not a political blog by any means but I do think it's important for everyone to have their say, so vote. That's all.
Hoping you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. We got home late and I am still unpacking and doing some wash, I hate that part of trips. That's when I would enjoy a butler, wouldn't you love someone to unpack and put everything away? Maybe we could eat some tea and toast too while he was happily doing that for us...oooh that would be divine!
We had a grand adventure to the Okanagan and a really nice visit with family. I could have done without the tequilla shooters Friday night but c'est la vie. My sis cooked her first turkey on Sunday, while we were at the farm and was completely grossed out by the stuffing part. I was suppossed to do it but the turkey was not nearly thawed out enough to move as I forgot to check it the night before. When we returned we had to do a little hot turkey surgery and retrieve the liver and such from the neck hole. Later we had a crazy time moving the turkey to strain the juices without my lifters, we used multiple forks and were grunting like weight lifters...my sis even managed to knock me on the head with the big greasy knife we were using to check if our bird was done...then we cracked up and almost dropped the whole thing! Dinner was delish though and she made some yummy pumpkin pies, our fave. Noah chopped the root veggies, hubbie mashed the potatoes and Brian kept the boys occupied with a wrestling match. Gotta love holiday meal chaos.
Here are some photos from our annual visit to Davison Orchards:
Ryan was in heaven with all the action and colour...it's a wonderful place.
The other two were busy fixing things as usual...I made them put on the sweaters for some photos even though it was rather warm, I ended up carrying them the rest of the day. I never learn!
Love this one of Ryan...he's eating the goat chow out of the bottom of the bubble gum machine they use to dispense it. Thanksgiving was good to the Critter Corral area of the farm, they were stuffed and barely eating our offerrings.
Check out Ryan's new hoodie by Milkshaxs. You can see all their cool kid clothes here: It's stretchy and such nice quality, plus Gondolas! what could be edgier for a styling 18 month old?
Riding the apple carts back from the pumpkin patch..hubbie took this and it melts my heart! We drove through all the rows of splendid apples. Later I bought I mere 60 pounds! They store well and there is nothing better than local apples without wax. Sadly Honeycrisps were sold out but we got our regular favourite Mutsus, and Ambrosias.
A big part of this weekend had to do with this place, our lot in the country that's covered in tall golden grasses right now. We took the leap and put down our first payment with the builder! Now we are a bit stunned, but excited to start working on some house plans. This is huge for me, I know what I like but I don't know a thing about costs, I guess we'll see when the quotes start rolling in... We have met a lot of our neighbours and they have been helpful with advice, that's how we picked our builder. He's made a lot of people happy up there, that brings us some peace for sure.
House advice anyone? Share with me...we learned hoardes our last build but I am a sponge for your wise words!