Friday, August 12, 2016

Celebrate the Small Things



It's Friday and that means it's time to celebrate. Funny that when you are a kid, Friday is the best day of the week because it's a break from school. As a young adult, it's a break from work. But as a parent, it looses a bit of it's luster because you know you have to take care of your kids all weekend and deal with their activities and needs. Then Monday becomes your favorite day.

Anyhoo, thanks to our wonderful host Lexa Cain, and her co-hosts: L.G. Keltner and Tonya Drecker. Let's get it started!

I missed last week's Celebrate the Small Things because I was driving up to Canada with the family for my husband's cousin's wedding in Caledon, Ontario. It was held at a beautiful place out in the countryside called Cambium Farms.






The groom's family hailed from Sweden and during the speeches, the sister of the groom had her daughter, Elsa, and a family friend, Anna, come to the podium for a song. I know what you're thinking, but they didn't sing Let It Go (thank goodness), but a traditional song that was quite lovely. I can't tell you more because they sang it in Swedish.





While in Canada, we stayed at the Mariott's Fairfield Inn in Brampton and here was our favorite part:




The breakfast bar was awesome as well. The day after the wedding, there was a catered lunch featuring Caribbean cuisine and a steel drum band at the home of the bride's parents. They had a huge tent in their backyard and the whole thing was surrounded in the most gorgeous flowers. The partying at the reception went so late they forgot to cut the cake, so they did this at the lunch instead. We all pigged out enjoyed the amazing cake, cupcakes, and ice cream.

What a weekend!

What did you do last weekend? Do you have a special wedding venue to share? Ever been in a hotel with a water slide?


27 comments:

  1. That looks like such a beautiful place for a wedding. And how cool that they sang a song in Swedish. Sounds like a lovely event all the way around.
    Enjoy this weekend!

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  2. Sounds like you had a great time. I love hotel breakfasts!

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  3. Sounds like a fun weekend. I never thought about weekends before like that, but it's true that they are busy with kids. So are Mondays though.

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  4. Sounds like the whole event was lovely. I would have enjoyed hearing them sing in Swedish. And a catered lunch featuring Caribbean cuisine. An international week-end.

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  5. What a place to visit! I've never stayed at a hotel that had a slide like that.

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  6. Your weekend sounds fabulous! Great pictures. I bet it was nice to get away for a few days.

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  7. Oh wow... the place looks incredible.

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  8. Oh, that waterslide is just wonderful! I've never seen one in a hotel but why not. My weekends are a lot like my weeks although I do give myself more time to goof off. And by goof-off I mean read.

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  9. Wow, what a fun event! And Elsa and Anna — that's just too funny. Love the waterslide. Very cool.

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  10. That looks like one fun weekend! Thanks for the photos and sharing.

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  11. What a beautiful place! The food sounds wonderful along with the band and water-slide. Thanks for sharing your adventure with us and congrats to your husband's cousin!

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  12. How FUN!!! That's the best thing about weddings in the family--you often get to travel to exciting places.

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  13. That looks and sounds so lovely! I can see why the slide was a favourite.

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  14. WOW!!! That is beautiful, what fairy tales are made of. A friend of ours also had their reception in a barn which was lovely, but it doesn't compare to your pictures!!!!

    Have a great day!!!!

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  15. Looks like a fabulous venue for a wedding and a memorable weekend!

    Sadly, kids grow up to quickly - I wish mine we young again and still needed me.

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  16. Sounds like a fun wedding - especially with the Caribbean food and steel drums. That's something you wouldn't expect in Canada.

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  17. You had a great time. I love going to exciting and beautiful places for weddings. Last year a cousin married in Ireland at Powerscourt. That was one fab experience. Love that cousin.

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  18. That slide looks amazing! Glad to hear you had a good time, and I hope the married couple has many long, wonderful years!

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