Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Family wedding!

Hello, Hello, Hello!

Long-time no see! Sorry for the hiatus, but the past few weeks I’ve been vacationing in some remote parts of the island where Internet connection was sketchy at best. However, I am now home, safe and sound, and with Internet connection! Although, I didn’t mind the few weeks of technological disconnect. I think sometimes we need to do that. I’ll take sand in my toes and a windy stroll on the beach over Internet connection any day. I guess I should fill you in on the next leg of my visit home. After leaving my hometown of New-Wes-Valley, I headed to Lewisporte to attend a cousins wedding. Our family, all the aunts and uncles, had rented cabins for the weekend. It was so nice to have everyone together in one area. Something we don’t do often enough. I loved getting to see all the aunts, uncles, cousins, and of course my Nan. I’ve missed them all so much these past four years. Even when you do get to vacation back home you never seem to get enough time to spend with everyone. The idea of everyone bunking next door to each other was awesome! We had plenty of time to catch up. Michael and Meagan’s wedding was held on Saturday. I got to wear my new, red, polka doted, dress (I love it). I found the dress at a privately owned boutique in B.C, and got it for half price! I LOVE a deal! The nuptials were lovely. Michael was handsome in his RNC uniform and Meagan was beautiful. Michael surprised his bride, and everyone else, with a poem he had written for her. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place. The reception that followed was great, good food, and some exceptionally funny speeches. We ended the night with a family fire at Jon and Karla’s cabin. The next day it was time to pack up and head to the West Coast, to my parents retirement home. Man the time flew by. The few days we got to spend together was amazing, I love it when family can come together like that, and over such a happy occasion!


Secret Smile by Semisonic

Thought to make you smile:

A slow roasted marshmallow cooked to perfection, over a camp fire, on a moonlit night!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Home Sweet Home!

Hello Again,
The only thing lovelier then this breathtaking island is the people who inhabit it. Well the first week of this vacation has been exhilarating! It has been two years since I’ve been in Newfoundland and four since I’ve been in my hometown of New-wes-valley. That length of time, without a visit, has been way too long. It’s been exciting to visit my old stomping grounds. I started my trip in my favorite city - St. John’s. I saw all the sights, ate at some of my favorite places, heard awesome music, and spent time with the best of people. Next, I got to road trip with my best friend to our hometown, via Bonavista for some photo ops. Denise is a photographer, so it was not hard to convince her to veer off of the beaten path and head to Bonavista. Bonavista is stunning, so many natural wonders that you feel like your head is on a swivel just to take it all in. I ran into an old friend there, who was working at the heritage site. It was a pleasant surprise to see him and catch up. Bonavista was lovely, after a quick dessert stop at a local tea room we were on our way home.  All of these pleasantries could only be topped by being back home. Catching up with all my old friends, visiting my old haunts, and spending time on my “magic” beach has been a joy. Some things have changed, a few people I won’t be able to see, but there are a few things that will always stay the same - The warmth of Newfoundlanders and smell of the salt sea air. God, I love this place! Well, the next leg of my vaca will take me to Lewisporte (Central Newfoundland) for a cousins wedding. I’m looking forward to seeing my Nan and catching up with my family members, I’ll keep you posted. Hopping your vacation/summer is wonderful!

In My Life by: Beatles

A Thought To Make You Smile:
Sunsets over Newtown! (maybe I should change this bit to a thought that makes me smile haha! but if you were here you would smile too)