Canada Day was on the weekend this year, meaning a long weekend for most people. That included me as I got Monday off from work. Tanya and I had big plans for the weekend although the weather didn’t really cooperate. However, instead of letting it get to us, we made the most of the weather and had an absolutely fabulous weekend!
This weekend was our one year anniversary in our townhouse. It’s also the first time in 2 years we’re not moving on the July long weekend. Two years ago we made the big move to Vancouver and last year we moved from our posh condo with the million dollar view up the mountain and in to our townhouse. We love it here and don’t foresee moving any time soon.
Making a house into a home
With NOT moving, this means we are making our townhouse more and more into a HOME instead of a house. It was already pretty “homey” but this weekend we put in a major cleaning effort, built some shelves, hung some pictures and continued making our house into a home. We truly are lucky to live in an amazing place like this. As Dionne Warwick said, “A house is not a home, when there’s no-one there to hold you tight and no-one there you can kiss goodnight.”
This weekend one of my clients was having a BBQ party, which ended up being an indoor party. This put my no alcohol shift to a test, but more importantly it got us out of our element and introduced to some great people. We truly had an awesome evening and were really happy we attended.
Despite the weather Tanya and I got out on the mountain bikes for a ride that really pushed Tanya’s technical limits. We went up to the 5th switchback on Fromme and came down Pipeline. We road from home, meaning that we had a technical ascent up to the Baden Powell trail and then a technical descent to Mountain Highway before we even climbed Fromme to Pipeline. Tanya did great. She walked when she had to and rode what she could. Similarly the next day we went for a run around Stanley Park. Tanya ran her fastest ever 10km at a hair over an hour. I was really proud of Tanya this weekend. She’s getting so much stronger!
The best Canada Day in a long time
So what made this the best Canada Day? I got to spend it with my best friend and wife. We hung out. We laughed. We made our home ever more homey and we just had a really good time. Some times that’s all it takes. No fireworks needed. No Canada Day parade. Just good company!