(This is Jaime's artsy photo of the forest)
Then we headed to White Spot so I could finally indulge my need for a triple-O cheeseburger! As you can see from the photo, I went for the FULL White Spot experience, chocolate shake and all. It was AMAZING.
I wanted to take some photos in my grandparents' (Piercy side) old neighborhood so Jaime and I headed over there and took these :
My grandparents have both passed away and their house isn't there anymore but it's so weird because in my head, it still exists. I can see it so clearly! Anyway, continuing the nostalgia trip, Jaime and I went up into Queen Elizabeth Park (sorry Grandpa, couldn't walk up the same way you and I did. Couldn't "take the path" like we used to because anyway, if we took the path, what would Grandma do with it once we got home?) and took more photos:
After the park, we did some grocery shopping and found the ultimate ice cream: Haagen Daaz Sticky Toffee Pudding! Jaime and I became complete addicts of Sticky Toffee Pudding when we were in the UK last year so this discovery is very, very significant! We had dinner with Auntie Jean and Uncle Ray and Uncle Ray's cousin Helen that evening and thorougly enjoyed ourselves. You'll have to take my word for it because we didn't take any photos!
The next day I headed out to Surrey to meet my Mom so we could go get pedicures. Before we left, she unveiled her all-new guest room which is GORGEOUS. Of course I forgot to take a picture but maybe since Matthew and Bari are there now, they'll put a picture on their blog! We'll be fighting for that room at Christmas, no question :)
Here are the results of our pedicure at Beauty Nail (mine are the puffy ones on the left):
We had a fantastic day shopping and chatting and stopping for coffee at Starbucks. That night we did dinner (at White Spot!) and a movie (The Simpsons!) which was a great way to end the day.
Sunday was just full of surprises! Literally! I got to be with the family for their weekly Sunday lunch and on the menu were all treats I had requested: Grandma's potato salad, her strawberry jello salad, my Mom's 9-layer salad and open face turkey, ham and egg sandwiches. Heavenly! It was fun to hang out with all the kids again, too.
This is Georgia squealing in delight as Carl throws her higher and higher in the air. I think it's so funny that all you can see are her little feet hanging down... My Mom's living room ceiling is really high.
(Klausine took this picture)
That's all I can do for tonight! Next post will be all the photos from my surprise baby shower!