Monday, March 10, 2008

I blinked

And a whole weekend flew by. I am in serious need of about 6 of these:

I flew out to Vancouver for work this weekend. Friday started off by meeting this famous blogger who I have the great privilege of calling friend (we work for the same organization):

We hit Robson armed with our credit cards. Don't worry we contained ourselves and kept the damage to small claims. I had a budget set and I undercut it by $100 while still getting all the things on my wish list plus some maple fudge for my boys.

It was a good time that involved a few belini's too. What more could two accountants need for some girl time?

I also got to hang out with this amazing lady:

Cheryl also works with me but lives at least 600 kms away. We have gotten to know each other over email while working on the same project. It's really very neat to meet someone who you've been corresponding with electronically, it's as though you know them already and the meeting face to face is really just a formality. She is as fun as I thought she would be and I can't wait until the next time we are "required" to hang out together for work.

Remember the big project I was once upon a time stressing about? Well it’s done. This weekend was the culmination of it and it’s complete. I cannot express how relieved I am that it’s over. As to whether or not I will have the opportunity to work on it again, well, all I can say is I hope so. It wasn’t as stressful as I thought and I had the best team to work with possible. All’s well that ends well.

And when I got home close to midnight last night, this is the first thing I saw:

Jack had a big surprise that he planned to work on while I was away. This was all his idea. My boy? He gets it! He may sometimes forget and take me for granted but when push comes to shove, he appreciates me. I don't know if my heart could swell any bigger.

I am one lucky Momma who is very happy to be back right where I belong.


R Family of 4 said...

Those are great pictures. That story about Jack is so cute. See you tomorrow!!!!

The Foulds said...

Aww, what a SWEET boy!!

Angella said...


(PS - I am hardly famous. You crack me up.)

hannah said...

Awww, how sweet of your boys to surprise you like that!! :-)

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

Sounds like a great weekend! Cant wait to hear about all the goodies, now that we are back to normal.
The sign, awesome!!!
You are so loved and perdy, the self pic, you have mastered it girl!
Playdate soon?

Karen MEG said...

Shopping in Vancouver ... meeting a friend, a blogfriend at that ... I am GREEN! Love Vancouver. And you girls look way to sexy to be accountants (just kidding ;)

Good for you for taking a shopping break; hope you post deets about the loot! And happy that your work project was a success. That's always a bit of a stress, but the fact that you can look back and find it wasn't so bad is a very good thing.

Your boys are so sweet... but I think you already knew that ;). Lucky mama.

Misty said...

This could not be any sweeter.... Good boys! All 3 of them!

Lizzy in the Burbs said...

Hi, Kami!

So happy for you that the big project is over and successful, that must be a relief! It's great that you got to meet your friends in person! I've thought about that alot and I think it would be so awesome to meet all my blogging friends face to face. What a great homecoming for you, way to go mommy! That is just about the sweetest thing I've ever seen! Welcome home!


Don Mills Diva said...

That sign is just about the sweetest thing I've ever seen - you're a lucky woman!

Anonymous said...

I want maple fudge!
Jack is so awesome it's not even funny!


Alex Elliot said...

That's great that your project is over. What a wonderful welcome home for you! Glad to see you posting again!

Kellan said...

Hi Kami - That was so nice to be able to spend some time with friends - even far away friends! And that was so sweet - nice to feel appreciated. Welcome home and I'll see you soon. Kellan

BeachMama said...

How fun to have a couple of bloggy meet ups. And to arrive home to that message is just the best.

And I could really go for one of those coffees right about now.

Natalie said...

wow! sounds like a great trip and i could use one of those very pretty coffee drinks about now. the sign and balloons are great! i hope you still have it up looking at it! :-)

KATE said...

Your husband is a sweetheart! I need to introduce him to my husband!
I love the pictures, you're too cute! I'm glad you had tons of fun & got all the "wish list" items! Yay for shopping!!

Tracey said...

A getaway weekend! How awesome! And a very lovely banner to see when you come home.

Glad you had a good time.

LaskiGal said...

Oh, how cool that you got to hang with another blogger.

What a sweet boy! How awesome is that?!? A boy who loves his momma . . . awe . . .

Elaine A. said...

Looks like you had a great time - wish I could visit Vancouver!!

And that Jack - he's a prize, you are one lucky lady with a wonderful family!

Stacie said...

AWE THAT is one of the cutest things I have ever seen! He loves you~~~

You look great btw~