Sunday, October 19, 2008

Fall with the Fillmore's!

Well this one goes down in history for being the sunniest weekend at the Cranberry Festival ever! That's right... we just got home from here! We had a wonderful weekend with good friends (Antunes Family & Fillmore Family), good food (peameal bacon & cranberry chutney sandwiches), lots of yummy drinks (fireside tea, hot cranberry cocktail, wine & coffee)! We camped out at the Gravenhurst KOA and the kids had so much fun! Today they created a whole bunch of games for the grown-ups to play. We went for a nice hike on the trails and naturally, we went to the cranberry marsh for some of our favourite cranberry treats. This is such a great fall tradition, made even better by the wonderful people we get to spend our time with. Now, time to snuggle in and get warm with some sunday night tv!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


"Do you know how much easier life would be if we could just love lotion?"
Seriously... after two BIG glasses of red wine, Shawn and I are thoroughly enjoying Grey's Anatomy. This is one of the first episodes that I have laughed out loud in for a very long time. I'm loving it, finally! Maybe it's the wine but I don't know, it just seems really good tonight. I haven't felt like it was that great for a while now. Still sick of Meredith but otherwise... loving it!
Do I love Brothers & Sisters more? Still... kind of.
But Grey's is on the up and up. Have you listened to the soundtrack? LOVE that! Three different seasons on my IPOD. Love it.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

King sized Kung Fu

Just finished watching Kung Fu Panda in the hotel's king size bed! Oh how I love a king size bed. What were we thinking when we bought a queen?
Gavin is snuggled in his bed. Shawn has gone down to his poker tournament and I am loving relaxing and watching Amazing Race with a big glass of vino. This is my kind of long weekend! I love to stay home but boy, do I love this weekend. We have totally relaxed, shopped and today we visited two different zoos! Gavin had a blast! The weather has been fantastic!
Shawn bought a new GPS. It is so great to search for fun places to visit and to sit back and let the GPS do the navigating! Shawn says it saved our marriage! I loved using it to find places like TARGET! Too cool.
Gavin has been such a good boy. We got him 4 little action figures from Star Wars. We watched that movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, on Saturday night. He is loving everything Star Wars these days. Those 4 little action figures have kept him more than entertained. Love that.
And so, "the great escape" this weekend was well worth it! We have loved every minute!
We are grateful for this time together!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Great Escape....

The weekend is quickly approaching and both Shawn and I felt it would be a great weekend to getaway! I've been putting work first for many days/nights and our weekends are important to us. We want to take advantage of the beautiful fall colours and the LONG weekend!
Sure, we're thankful and all. We'd love to have a big Thanksgiving dinner but... our oven is broken and we really want to go away. Greg says we're always "running". So, for this weekend we decided to go here!
You got it! It's a resort and casino! I know what you're thinking. Gavin is far too young to gamble. True but never too young to shop, swim and lots of outdoor fun!
I've learned that our getaways are so much more fun if we take into account everyone's "needs". So, poker for Shawn. Shopping for me! And all the other stuff for Gavin! It's a good balance.
Monday... we will be thankful with my family. We will eat turkey and give thanks. And... could it get any better?? The weather looks fantastic!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Just another day...

Woke up with the sound of Scooby-Doo.
Discussed plans for the day.
Debated about a visit to the zoo... not Shawn's favourite.
Decided on go-karts!
Played monster trucks in our bed with Gavin.
Read Wiley Goes to School.
Had oatmeal for breakfast.
Gavin played in uncle greg's dirt pile with Speedracer.
Visited with uncle greg... while he was building our new shed.
Gavin cried because his clothes "weren't cool enough".... honestly.
Had grande vanilla latte.
Drove to Kingston Family Fun World.
Raced in the go-carts.... let Shawn and Gavin win!
Played a round of mini-putt... let Shawn and Gavin win.
Ate lunch at McDonald's.
Shopped at COSTCO!
Gavin slept the whole way home... bliss.
Rocked out to ACDC.
Played Curious George games on
Did laundry... again.
Had wings and beer for supper:)
Ate leftover birthday carrot cake for dessert... thanks again Rob!
Received handmade card from Gavin with his version of the words...."love you mommy and thanks for taking me to ole' McDonalds"
Snuggled on couch with cozy warm fire.
Read blogs.
Gavin went to bed... reluctantly.
Gavin peeked around corner.
Told Gavin to get back into bed.
Gavin stomped back up the stairs.
I told him I love him.
I search for a good movie to watch.
Shawn joins me on the couch... poker game already in session!
Just another Saturday.