Monday, October 18, 2010

Shared Times

Oh, hello poor neglected blog. Did you miss me?

I have a post for Corben's 9th month sitting in the hopper, I've been trying to get it finished for over a week! A week, people!


Anywho, we just returned today from a FANTASTIC trip to Bayfield to attend the wedding of some dear friends.

It started off with awesomeness simply because it was in Bayfield. I love Bayfield. We had a cottage in Bayfield for a few years when I was a teenager, there were some excellent memories made there. Things have really changed in Bayfield - many of the shops have changed, some have moved, some have disappeared. There are a still a few landmarks that have stood the test of time though.

I got really drunk one night in this bar when I was about 18 or so, with my best friend Marie, and some boys from our highschool that we bumped into. The bar was way more "rustic" than it is now, and under a different name. The boys that we ran into were playing that night at the bar, we thought they were the coolest. We hung out in the bar, "with the band," and stumbled home very late at night singing REM tunes. Genius. (Maybe you had to be there...)

Anyway, where was I?

Right, wedding.

We stayed at The Little Inn, somewhere where my drunken teenaged feet (or even my sober adult feet) had never tread. It's fancy.It was a beautiful ceremony, which I took absolutely zero pictures of, because I was too busy bouncing a napless baby in my arms. And then we got down to the business of dinner.

Oh my stars. Dinner? Was spec-tac-u-lar. 5 courses of delectable goodness. Rich, luxurious, please sir may I have some more goodness.

A wonderful little twist? 5 tables. 5 courses. The bride and groom played musical tables and joined each table for a course. Great idea!
The boys were brilliant. Griffin was an angel for the most part (with the promise of cake for good behavior) and Corben was charming as always. The reception was held in the same building as our rooms were in (they were RIGHT THERE) so after cutting a rug on the dance floor for a few hours, we put the boys to bed, took the baby monitor out to the party, and carried on.

Today we spent the morning enjoying some more delicious food, hanging out with friends that we don't see nearly often enough, and wandering the streets and playing in the beautiful fall colours.

(Griffin was thrilled when I told him he could throw leaves all over me!)
This? Is my new favourite picture of all times: (Click on it for the closeup, it's better. Trust me.)
Shared times, indeed! What a great weekend!


Dana said...

I remember your family's cottage in Bayfield... good times! Love the picture of your two men. I can see why it is your favourite of all times.

Kendra said...

I used to work at the little inn so got to eat that awesomeness of dinner every night at about 2 am. Great folks, great food, a really good job.