Thanksgiving in Newfoundland

I flew home from October 7-12 last week to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family back home in Newfoundland. The trip was fantastic and I spent the majority of my time with my two youngest nephews who are 3 and 5.  It was also a damp, drizzly windy cold weekend when I went home, and of course the tropical flowers were not wilting/dying in Ontario where the weather was hotter than the hottest day of summer. Half jealous I missed it. I ended up getting to Toronto airport two hours before I needed to be there. There was an incident with the Security, which held up lines for hours and hours. I thought that going there early I’d at least make my flight. But by the time I got there, everything was cleared up and I had 2 hours to kill. So I picked up some supper. It was disgusting. I also did a bit of Christmas shopping at Lush. It was wonderful. Except for the fact they charged me for an extra bath bomb and I didn’t realize it until I was in another province.

I got little sleep on Friday night as I arrived home at about 4am. I couldn’t contain my excitement so I woke up at about 7am so I could drive over to my Brothers house to hang out with my nephews. First, my Mom and I got a few groceries, then headed to the broski’s house where I played with my nephews for hours til lunch time came along. We made mini-pizzas!

Kelan enjoyed it! He’s also sporting the purple Dinosaur shirt I gave him for his birthday a few months back. Score 2 points for Ancy Nancy. Kelan LOVES the color purple and also likes Dinosaurs. Dude. Wicked.Ruairi also loved his pizza. Mister Chatster-McChatty didn’t make a peep at all when he was chomping down.

After lunch I strapped the kids into their car seats and headed out on an adventure to the mall! Ruairi has the best names for his stuffed animals, and ended up naming the Sock Monkey I gave him: Mr Murphy. Except he calls it Mistuh Muh-fee. So cute.

At the mall Kelan spotted this kids cart. I told him to go claim it. It was literally across the hall and he was darting, weaving in and out of “traffic” (people) and hopped right in until I walked over. I almost keeled over in tears laughing at him racing through to claim the fire truck cart.

Isn’t it super cute? It definitely kept them from running away from me at least.

The boys got thirsty so I bought them a cherry slushie. I took the first sip, just to test if it was safe enough for them to drink ;) Of course, it brought back memories… and I wanted to drink it all on them. But I shared.

On actual Thanksgiving Day everyone came over to my parents house and of course I took a monstrosity amount of photos, to show you all. I’m tellin ya, this is going to be one lengthy blog post! ;)

Ruairi was pretending to be asleep. Hey! It’s time to smile, boy.

There we go.

Kelan loves his photo being taken. My little superstar has a hollywood smile! :)

Hanging out with Ancy Nancy on the loveseat. Look at them both cuddled up to me.  Ha! I win.I’m pretty sure they’d do anything I’d ask them to. Speaking of which, I asked if I could put Ruairi’s hair in a pony tail. He agreed. I later asked if I could paint his finger nails. He surprisingly agreed with that too, but unfortunately I didn’t bring any hot pink nail polish with me ;) Little rosey cheeks on him!

The next day I went climbing with a few friends back home.

Oops! Everyone loves a good candid shot.Here we all are, smiling :) Good friends for 10+ years!Going up….coming down!I tested out my friends new (t0 me) harness. Arc’teryx has automatic double-backing harnesses which I do not like at all. But here I am on the wall testing it out, lol.

I’ll spare you the details and just supply you with a handful of the many many photos I took over my weekend trip. Here are some of my favorite photos.

I had a fantastic trip and I’ll be back home for Christmas in less than 10 weeks! I can’t wait to see everyone again :)

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Damp climate = dry hands?

Damp climate = dry hands? Well that doesn’t make sense, does it?

I forgot to pack lotion when I flew home to Newfoundland over the weekend to spend time with my family during Thanksgiving. I guess no matter the weather conditions, my chalked-up hands from CrossFit and Climbing require moisture at every moment. My trip was from Friday evening to Wednesday night, the trip was long enough that it didn’t feel too short, and wasn’t overly too long of a stay. I spent oodles of time with my nephews (ages 5 and 3) and have a ton of adorable photos to show you all. Sneak peak? Aw, well ok!

Homemade pizza’s with Ancy Nancy (that’s what the little guy calls me since he can’t pronounce the T).My little fellas hanging out on the couch with me at my parents place. There’s a funny (to me) story about this little red wagon the boys found at the mall. I’ll have a special post dedicated to my trip this weekend, or maybe next week. My boyfriend Scott didn’t end up going with me back to our home – he’s from Newfoundland as well. He’s saving his vacation for Christmas. Smart man, I say. Anyway, relatives and friends were all checking out my ring finger in case there were any unexpected engagement rings on it. Sorry to disappoint! It’s still bare, ha ha!

I returned back to Ontario late last night and had a very busy at work. Very busy evening too, which included volunteering by belaying (holding the rope at the climbing gym) for a party. The system they have going at most (?) climbing gyms, is that they have the regulars come in and volunteer to belay for a few hours and in return we get to climb for free! Sweet deal if I say so myself.

There ya have it… I’m back to regular blogging once again. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s OOTWW even though it’s only for two days, today and tomorrow’s outfits. I love short weeks :)

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