Sunday, January 22, 2012

I just got home from a most amazing weekend. It was full of family, love, good wine, amazing food, and the mountains!

My sister turned 30 years young last week and my dad also celebrated a birthday and so as a family we decided to go away. 30 can be a bit scary and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for a girl we love so much so we took off to Canmore for the weekend and rented a penthouse suite in one of the local condo complexes. It was exceptional. We arrived Friday evening, went out to a local pub for dinner and then back to the condo for wine and scrabble. Saturday consisted of an excellent sleep in, coffee and breaky looking out at the mountains and then an afternoon of window shopping and lunch. Back to the condo for a glass of wine and then out for a late dinner at 8:00pm. If you are local and have the chance to check out Crazy Weed, you must. We had a long, relaxed, drawn out dinner. Started with cocktails and ending with dessert. We didn’t get home until 11:00 or so and it was just simply wonderful. Between their martinis, short ribs and calamari we had an amazing time. After dinner we went back to the condo to enjoy some more wine and relax. Sunday we got ready to check out and head back to Calgary (and my parent’s to Wetaskiwin) but not before a great breakfast at Chez Francois’s and a little bit of a walk around Elbow Falls. It was so lovely out in the mountains it felt like every time I breathed in I was swallowing up space, and love, and  peace, and nature and it was amazing. Every time I looked out the window and saw a big big big mountain I felt humbled and happy. Being with my family I felt sure of everything, sure of myself. It was truly an amazingly relaxing and beautiful weekend. I am now sitting back in Calgary with my sister and my 2 cats and I feel ready for this week.

I am the luckiest girl in all the land. Such a perfect weekend.

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