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Monday, March 19, 2012

Fun Weekend

Well I had a fun weekend this weekend!!!!! Courtney was singing at Buggy's Diner on Main Street in Stouffville and my Mom decided that we should go and surprise her! So Saturday morning she came and picked me up and we headed Stouffville way. We stopped in to see Granny first to wish her a Happy St. Patrick's Day and to give her some green "bling" to wear for the day! She looked great as always and was patiently (er...not so patiently) waiting for her lunch! She gets frustrated (which I don't blame her) cause they announce, "lunch will be served in 15 minutes) and then it's 30 to 45 minutes later that they get their meal. She does not like when that happens, and unfortunately it happens more often than not! She was happy to see us and we were happy to see her so that is the main thing. We then ventured on to Woodstock. Jade had to work this weekend so we dropped her off on our way. Then onto the 401 we went until around the Cambridge area we stopped for a quick snack/lunch at Tim Horton's. We were looking for winning cups...but unfortunately all we won was a donut. We grabbed some gas and then we were on our way again. It was getting quite foggy as we got into Stouffville and it was still early in the day. The temperature had dropped a bit so things were misting up! We walked around Giant Tiger a bit to see what they had to offer and then we headed for supper. We had planned on stopping at a steak house restaurant that Jay had recommended....but when we went in the door and sat at the table and looked at the menu....we decided our money would be better spent elsewhere. The cheapest thing on the menu was $20 and that was just a small plate of pasta.....there were $500 bottles of wine...so we packed up and went to Swiss Chalet!!! It was much better and much more within our price range. We then went over to Wal-Mart to put in some time. We were wanting to get to Buggy's Diner before Courtney got there so we would surprise her when she saw us, so we were aiming to head there for 8:00 PM. When we got there however, she was already there and noticed us coming in the door! She was surprised though so that was good. I saw a lot of people who I had remembered from seeing in Courtney's Music Mania show, and a couple that I had met at her wedding. My friend Bob was there as well which was a nice surprise. There were 4 people in Courtney's group singing. Karen, Vince, Gary and Courtney. They sang folky, Irish songs and did a great job. Vince has an incredible voice and he sounds like Roger Whittaker! I made a comment to him that he sounded like him and he started singing one of his songs and OMG it was exactly like him....so he said to me....."how about we say, Roger Whittaker sounds like me!!!!" Courtney has met some wonderful people in Stouffville, and some very talented people as well. They are so welcoming and caring it is nice to get to know them better.
At the very end of the performance, someone hollered "Danny Boy" so Courtney sang that song - I hope this video comes through - it was in a bar remember so the quality may not be that great.
video
After the performance, we headed back to Courtney's place. (we had some laundry to do....a certain someone accidentally poured a beer in my lap - I'm not mentioning any names, cause I have forgiven him...) We watched a bit of Bridesmaids and had a good laugh before heading to bed. We had to be up in time for church in the morning.
I was looking forward to attending Courtney's church. We had to get there early because the choir had to practice singing the song for the service. Dave, one of the congregation members asked mom to sing with them, so she had to learn the song quickly that morning. They asked me as well....but I just watched! The minister was the same woman who performed her marriage, and Mom and I were looking forward to hearing her preach. Wow - she was great. Their church is so welcoming and so interactive. They have a little section at the beginning where people have the chance to make any announcement they need to the congregation instead of just reading about it in the bulletin. They they also have a "joys and concerns" section where people are invited to share any joys they have experienced over the past week or if they have any concerns and wish to ask for prayers. It was very nice. I even teared up at a few of the joys and concerns. Rev. Nancy gave a wonderful sermon and it was easy to listen to and you could totally relate to what she was saying. The choir sounded awesome..(of course under the wonderful direction of Courtney) and it was a very enjoyable time. We even lucked out because it was "soup lunch" day, so we got to chose from a wide variety of soups and homemade sundaes and cookies for lunch!!! What a treat.
After that, Courtney took us by the scrap booking store - for future reference as it was closed on Sunday, and then we headed back to Courtney's. We left as soon as we go there because we had to pick up Jade in Woodstock after her shift at work at 3:00 PM. We made it back to Parkhill around 5:30 PM or so.
What a fun weekend, hanging out with family.
I hope you all had an enjoyable weekend as well.
Chow for now,
Jacqui

2 Comments:

Blogger Summerthyme Studio said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Granny looks great!

March 19, 2012 at 7:22 AM  
Blogger Diana Gibbs said...

Jealous..........................................................Love ya, Di

March 19, 2012 at 4:53 PM  

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