Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day weekend my friends. I know that the official holiday isn’t until Monday but I also know that not many people will be reading emails on Monday and really many will be sneaking out early tomorrow, if not tonight.  My wish is that each and everyone of you have a Happy and Safe weekend!  As Canada celebrates the 150 may your day be filled with family time, laughter and good weather!

For my American friends who are reading this and wondering what the heck Canada day is, here is the definition according to Wikipedia: “A federal statutory holiday, it celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the Constitution Act, 1867 (then called the British North America Act, 1867), which united the three separate colonies of Canada, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick into a single Dominion within the British Empire called Canada.”

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A little ditty about Jack and Diane...no really in all seriousness I'm a daughter, sister, wife and mother. I'm a Greek-American, who has transplanted in Canada. As a first time mom I'm sharing some things as I go along.

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Vacation Time

After my quick visit to Beantown for my reunion, it was time to come home and get ready for our family vacation.  We were going back to Beantown, driving this time, for a family wedding.  As it always happens, there is never enough time when going back.  I will never have enough hours or days to see everyone.  That is tough as this time I didn’t get to see some of my besties, but thank God for technology!  I did get to see some of my amazing LLS friends that I hadn’t seen in over five years and for that I’m grateful.  I was able to meet my friend’s seven month old and her wonderful partner.  When you know someone for over 35 years you want to make sure that the man they end up with is worthy of their awesomeness, and I can say that he is.  Oh and miss A, is absolutely beautiful.  I’m so happy for you S and your little family! With all of this we were able to sneak in some family time as well.

Other than of course this family time, the main reason for attending was my cousin’s daughter’s wedding.  If you know me personally, you know that my entire family is in Greece, so when I say cousin it is actually my second cousin’s cousin.  We’re Greek, this how we roll.  Regardless this family took us in as their own many, many years ago.  We had countless holidays at their parent’s house, countless drives in the white station wagon to Cape Cod with 5 or 6 of us in the back, that I remember fondly to this day.  Oh and there was this one time that V didn’t want to go to the beach so we borrowed the station wagon and went swimming in a random motel’s outdoor pool.  Miss K attended her second wedding (well the church part and probably the first one she’ll remember).  The bride was stunning and it was amazing to see so many cousins there, especially a couple who I hadn’t seen in over 10 years.  Of course a big shout out to the C Family for watching Miss K so that we can enjoy some adult time at the reception.

We topped it all off with celebrating Father’s Day with three of my favourite men.  My dad, my husband and my brother.  We enjoyed a great lunch downtown and had fun watching me get heckled by a clown who was blasting me with his water gun.  I’m not going to lie it was hot and I took it like a champ.  Unfortunately as with all good things, the trip had to come to an end. It was sad to say goodbye to my family.  Regardless of how many times we do it, it still gets me every time.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my current life but a piece of me does stay behind.  The kid did awesome in the car and we made it back in amazing time.  Before we knew it we were catching up on laundry and stopping at Starbucks.  As great it is to be away, it is always wonderful to come home.  Now that vacation time is over, time to make some plans to fill up the rest of our free weeks this summer!

Here are some highlights from our trip…

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Roula

A little ditty about Jack and Diane...no really in all seriousness I'm a daughter, sister, wife and mother. I'm a Greek-American, who has transplanted in Canada. As a first time mom I'm sharing some things as I go along.

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A busy start to Summer!

Hello everyone–I’m sorry that I haven’t written in a while but we had a busy end to spring and start to summer, to say the least!

First off I had my first trip away from Miss K.  Thanks to my hubby for holding down the fort while I flew into Beantown for a pretty big anniversary from my alma mater.  It was amazing to see so many familiar faces after all of those year.   Of course it was wonderful to catch up with my friends and who knew how state of the art the “new” dorms on campus would be.  A walk through the bookstore which I swear used to sell more books when I was there, and just seemed so much bigger then.  We stayed in the dorms and talk about a blast from the past!  How did I sleep in that bed?  How did I fit my life in a room like that for three of the four years?  How did we put up with the smell from Maryanne’s and the sticky floors? Seriously it had to be the dollar drafts.  They now have a Dunkin Donuts right by the B line.  Where was this when I was going there?  Seriously it was amazing to be able to walk there each morning and grab an iced coffee.  I loved hanging out with the L’s, C’s and of course DR.  Thanks for being great roommates.  To those of you who weren’t able to join us or decided reunions aren’t for you, I ask you to reconsider.  We have our biggest one to date on June 4-5, 2022.  There is no reason you can’t plan now in order to make it.  And if nothing else, I’ll be flying back in for it so come and see me!

I’ll write more about the past month next week.  Now I have to ask Noah to borrow his ark to get to the liquor store because they workers are schedule to walk out on Monday and God knows with a toddler in the house, once in a while a glass of wine is necessary!

HAPPY WEEKEND EVERYONE!!
Roula

Roula

A little ditty about Jack and Diane...no really in all seriousness I'm a daughter, sister, wife and mother. I'm a Greek-American, who has transplanted in Canada. As a first time mom I'm sharing some things as I go along.

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