Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The Great Cross Country Move & Thanksgiving Weekend

Hello Tuesday!

I'm back at work today after a wonderful long weekend welcoming Mr. C home, eating turkey and nursing a very bad head cold!

Friday evening I spent all day tidying up my place, organizing, deep cleaning and everything in between. I felt horrible but just tried to power on through as I knew no matter how crappy I felt on Saturday, I would be at the airport with the biggest smile in the world.

Saturday came in the blink of an eye and I was basically counting down the hours until I could head our with Mr. C's parents to pick him up at the airport. We made it there in record time and anxiously waited at the Canadian Arrivals section of Pearson. Sidenote, I could actually sit in an airport arrivals section all day and watch people being welcomed home.There is nothing sweeter than seeing people run through the gates towards their loved ones.

His flight was right on time and with about 3 suitcases, snowboard, golf clubs and 3 boxes he made it!!!!!!!!!! He was HOME!!!!!!!

We came back to my place (yes, Mr. C is living with me so I guess I need to start saying "our" place), ordered some quick pizza with his parents as we were all starving and they went on their way.

Sunday was filled with organizing and unpacking all of his belongings. Hot damn, he has a LOT of stuff and at this point, it was only about half of his belongings. He couriered the rest via Greyhound. Later that afternoon, we made our way out of the city to his parents house and had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner (though I could barely taste it due to my head cold). Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, squash, pumpkin and apple pie. Delicious and it was great to catch up with his family.

His mom made these gorgeous centerpieces where she got the idea off pinterest. Instead of the holly below, she added some colourful fall leaves. If you're looking for a centerpiece for an upcoming dinner, I highly recommend this idea!

Put holly and a candle in water for a lovely holiday decoration
Pumpkin Pie with Hazelnut Crust, gluten free thanksgiving recipe, thanksgiving dinner ideas, best thanksgiving side dishes
Monday (a holiday for us, yay!) we picked up the rest of his boxes at the Greyhound Courier place and began unpacking even more belongings. It's going to take some time to find a home for everything, but we will get there. For now, the hallway looks like this..

And my desk area currently looks like this..

The weekend flew by and now I'm back at work for another stressful week. Mr. C starts his new job today as well and fortunately, it's with the same company he has been with for the past 4 years - just a brand new city! Such a blessing.

This weekend really reminded me how much I have to be thankful for. I'm going into this week with a fresh, positive mind and once again, hoping I come out of my last majorly stressful week alive and rid of this cold!

Til next time, my sweet friends!


  1. I seriously could do the same, watch people being greeted at the airport. Every time I'm there I actually catch myself staring (in an obvious and creepy way) at strangers!
    Glad you have your boy home and it looks like he's settling right in!

  2. Glad Mr. C is home safe and sound! Love the cowboy hat and Men's Health mag! Total guy! Loved those centerpieces, so pretty! Hope you feel better soon!

  3. That's so great that he was able to keep the same job! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

  4. I LOVE watching people arrive at the airport. So, so sweet! And so happy for you that Mr.C is back home! Hope you feel a lot better this week!

  5. Yay!!! So glad your man is back!! I went 12 weeks long distance with my hubs and that was TOO long. You are strong. :)
    I have teared up many times watching strangers see each at the airport!
    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. I also love to watch people being greeted at the airport. I once witnessed a Wife and Husband meeting their Chinese baby for the first time at the Montreal airport. I cried so much... that people started to stare.

  7. I am so happy for you!

  8. We all need to sing "Re-u-nited and it feels so goooooood" for you guys! Glad you're figuring it out and happy Thanksgiving! Does that mean this is the first day of Christmas shopping for you guys? =P

  9. moving is always an adventure! loving those thanksgiving candle jar things

  10. So exciting! I know you are so happy to have him home. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  11. So exciting! So happy for you! :D Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! :D