Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A very Vicki Boutin weekend...

Helllllllllllllllllllllooooooooooooooooooooooooo lovelies!

It's Wednesday night...how did that happen? Time is just a flyin' but I swear I'm not complaining!

Time for a weekend recap - grab a cuppa java I think this may be a long one...

I managed to get on the road at a decent time Friday morning. It was easy to get off on an early start because I hardly packed a thing! I swear it was some sort of miracle. I only had one tote of scrapbooking stuff and my tool bag. I have NEVER EVER managed to do that and I think it's my "new way." It's so much easier on the back!!!

I had to run a few errands before heading to Perth to visit with Grandmaman Turpin and Uncle Gil. I popped in at the care home where Grandmaman is now living to drop off some prezzies and then we hit the road for some lunch. I should say the drive down was BRUTAL. It was pouring rain (hovering somewhere around zero) and the wind was so strong I thought I was going to get blown off the highway!

We had a great lunch together in town. I haven't been down to visit so it was nice to catch up. Uncle Gil took this picture of Grandmaman and I. I've always felt this crazy bond to her but I wanted to hug her so tightly when we stepped outside and she started singing "oh what a beautiful morning." My grandpa used to sing that ALL THE TIME and it was like he was telling me he's around :)

We got some very big news about Grandmaman and Uncle Gil on Monday night. I should say Grandma is from D's dad side and Uncle Gil is D's great uncle from his mom side. They have been "dating" for 26 years and on March 21 we are headed to Perth for their WEDDING! Yes this lovely lady is a blushing bride...



From there I made my way to Smiths Falls where I ran a few more errands and got checked into the hotel while I waited for my girls. It gave me some time to rest and redo my hair...it went from really curly to poker straight with all of the rain!

Friday night we had a crop at the store. SO MUCH FUN. Way too many laughs!!!

Here are a few pictures...

Katie just THRILLED to have a weekend away - does it show???

Steph working on her ATCs...


Katie and Steph


Rockstar Rach and I...we were table mates and roomies - HAD A BLAST with her and she didn't even bite my head off pre-coffee!!! She did bring her Tassimo and yep...I'm hooked!



Working hard...



Friday night we hung out in our room having some bevvies, snacks and lots of laughs!
Saturday it was down to work. Vicki cracked the whip! We did an AMAZING Chatterbox mini album and a few Sassafrass layouts. I didn't really take pictures of that...
Here are pictures of crazy Vicki...






Everybody stick your chin out to avoid 34 chins!




You go girl...lucky for you your daughter is the cover model!!!

Hmmmmmmm


Katie and Steph on Saturday...


An attempt at a serious picture...

Vicki and the girls!

Beautiful Katie...



Me with my mini book - mid-day fatigue...I can feel the "dirty" coming...

Katie's amazing mini album - I wanted to steal it!!!

Steph and Vicki
And now for an attempt at a group shot..



Vicki doing her Paris Hilton profile pose...

Katie didn't realise we were posing...

I think Katie tooted...






Not sure what we were doing here - I was following Rach's lead...

Katie taking a dump...

Laughing at Katie!



Late night snack...

The new face of Best Western Hotels...strike a pose!

Mama Sheila - I heart her...


Trying to take a picture of my "double AAs"

Karen and I


Karen and Steph


So there you have it. there are far too many stories to tell!
It was such a great time and I can't wait for the next time we go away together...NAVCAN IN APRIL BABY!
I was such a good girl and hardly spent any money SOOOOOOOO I'm headed to Kitchener in April for Scrapfest with Chris and Cawi. I am so darn excited! I haven't seen them since December and I'm missing them like crazy. Unfortunately my good friend Whitney and his family who also live near Kitchener will be in Australia that weekend...bummer!
We're going to take a photography class (for scrapbookers), a simple pages class and another one of Vicki's classes. I'm not sure if she'll be able to handle the B O A sistas! Mama Sheila will also be there to keep us in line! SO CAN'T WAIT!
Ok lovelies.
I'm off to watch the new season of America's Next Top Model.
'night

6 comments:

Vicki said...

Love them! LOLat..."good thing your daughter is the cover girl!!!" too funny!!!

I need these pics to scrap!!! and post!


awww...Good Times!

Nan said...

So much fun!!!Love all the photos of those crazy, but cool ladies.can't wait to see you again in April and then again back in Smith Falls in June. Maybe good weather.

Anonymous said...

You girls had way too much fun!!
I'm sorry I missed it, next time for sure!

Marlene said...

Looks like you ladies had such a fun time!

Stay Funny said...

ohhhhhhhh such a good time!!! Thanks for the link for the pics!
Hugs darling friend sxx

Kataroo said...

oh my oh my oh my