“Northern” Adventure

I think I’m finally, finally recovered from the wedding on the weekend. Travelling is too much work! Or at least driving is. What a ball of stress that is.

Anyway! I figured I’d share a few photos from my travels up “north”. And I put north in quotes because someone did mention to my that Prince George isn’t exactly Northern BC. Which is true. It’s actually smack-dab in the middle of the province. Proof:

But – we crazy BC “Interior” kids call it the north because really – after Prince George, there isn’t much else.

Anyway, this isn’t a post about Canadian geography! It’s about the WEDDING! Sheesh.

I left for PG around 8:30 Thursday morning after feeding Kyle breakfast (he had just got off night shift!). The drive was actually really nice – minimal traffic, good weather, no moose-dodging. Sorry – no photos, because I was on a deadline to get to the rehearsal at the church by 2 p.m. Did I do it? Well, I could’ve if it wasn’t for stupid road construction. Not even fair. It made me late by about 10 minutes. Anyway, I got to the church and joined in on the rehearsal, which consisted of walking up and down the aisle a couple times and going through the readings.

After the rehearsal was the rehearsal dinner which was held at the groom’s aunt and uncle’s house. It was AMAZING! Steak, potatoes, garden-grown veggies, yummy appies – heaven, especially since all I had to eat was a strip of bacon, a few bites of hashbrowns and some dill pickle chips.

From there we went and got ready for the Bachelorette party, which ended up being a Jack & Jill-style party since only one bar was open in the entire city. Ah well! It was a lot of fun and we got the bride good and pickled.

Friday was kind of a free day, although we did head to a day-spa and had our nails done. I had my first manicure ever and I’m not so sure I liked it. Regardless, here’s a photo of my pretty nails:

I did like how the girl got my nails to be all the same shape. Normally they’re all oddly shaped and fugly. So yay for that!

Also on Friday I FINALLY met an online friend for the first time. Yay for creating IRL friends! It was great to meet her and it was like we’ve been friends for ages. I hope to see her again soon!

Saturday was the big day and we were up early to have our hair done. My hair was a little, umm, big? I didn’t want huge poufy hair, but that’s kind of what I got. And really, it was worse than in the photo but I got the stylist to bring it down a notch. The backcombing was ridiculous.

But – the bride thought it looked great and that’s all that mattered! (Oh, and those bridesmaids dresses we had to wear kind of looked okay while we all together!) (Also – Sorry for that link being password protected – leave a message for the password!)

The wedding went off without a hitch and the reception was amazing! Delicious food, dancing and touching speeches filled the night. And – the MOH and I snuck off to the newly wedded couple’s hotel room and decorated it a little bit. Bwahaha!

So, here’s a some photos for you guys. Enjoy, and Happy Wednesday!

Limo ride to the hair salon

The beautiful bride and I

Tossing the bouquet!

My hair after I brushed it out at the end of the night. Hello volume!

Whirlwind Weekend

I’m back in Kamloops after a busy, BUSY weekend of getting my BFF married!

I have photos, which I haven’t dumped off my camera yet. I’ll probably get on that Wednesday. We’ll see.

I’m still so exhausted and tired from travelling, sleep deprivation and excitement of the festivities.

Basically, this post is just to let you know that I survived my drive to and from the north, without any run-ins with moose running wild on the highway.

Happy Monday! Hope you all had fabulous weekends!

And I’m off!

I’m off this morning to the great British Columbian North! I’m a little bummed that I’m going to miss my friends’ birthdays, but my BFF is getting married!

Tomorrow I have a fabulous guest post lined up from Nicole, so be sure to check that out!

I’ll be back Monday! Enjoy your weekend!

I’ll leave you with a photo I took of my new bamboo plants, which I plopped into an old garlic-stuffed olive jar with some rocks. Adorable and thrifty, no? I’m quite proud of myself!