Monday, July 23, 2007

Bitchfest-on-the-Lake

A while back I decided to put together a picnic for the A-Team (Josh's nickname for our adoption friends) at Niagara-on-the-Lake. I'm not sure if I was the one that nicknamed it Bitchfest-on-the-Lake or not. Either way, it was held yesterday and we couldn't have had better weather!

Michelle and Mark, Nic and Tim, and Dolores and Shawn came to the picnic-y goodness with enough food to choke a horse...or at least the idiot who was running up and down the hill crashing into everyone as he ran.

We all arrived for noon and found a picnic table to sit at, but most of us ended up either sitting on the ground or on our chairs and left the food in the shade on the table. We talked for a good couple of hours about everything under the sun.


















As we were finishing up lunch and dessert, Nic surprised all of us with a stunning watercolour that she made for each of us that was representative of us and our blogs. You'll have to check out Michelle and Dolores' blogs for the other pictures. Honestly though, this picture of it doesn't do it justice. Josh was literally speechless when he saw it...and for those of you that know him, that's a TOUGH thing to do. ;)

I know that a lot of you are DYING to know what I bought from New Zealand, so without further ado, here it is...

A while back I was perusing this blog and I saw the hat and I thought it was one of the cutest things I had seen in a long time. My first thought was 'oh my G-d, a pumpkin hat! I have to get that for Michelle and Mark's little pumpkin!' and then I weakened and got one for our "Little Maple". This is the one and only item I've purchased for our daughter so far.

The woman who makes these is quite talented and her price is reasonable (especially considering that it's coming all the way from New Zealand and she uses New Zealand wool). Right now she's taking a hiatus from making anymore for a while, but if you're interested in ordering one, leave a comment with your email, or send me an email...

By the way, for those of you that remember this post should be amused to know that the site still says that my package is on it's way to New Zealand...and I never heard back from Canada Post about my complaint email. I think I might send it again...

By the way, for those of you who were commenting on the last post, it was written by Spitgirl, not me. Sorry for any confusion. :)

19 comments:

Mark & Michelle said...

It was a most EXCELLENT day!!

Thank you again for the CUTEST HAT EVER!!!! I have it in the living room and I just keep staring at it!!

Can't wait to get a picture of BOTH our kids in their hats!!

a&mg said...

Very cute hat and amazing watercolor! Glad you had a good time.

Catherine said...

What a beautiful picture!! Glad you were able to hang and NOTL. So pretty and it's always fun to get together with bloggy friends. Cute hat too.

Robin said...

What a beautiful picture. Just amazes me that talent that some folks have!

Cute hat too!

Donna Paonessa said...

SO CUTE!!!! You're so thoughtful. And that picture you rec'd is just beautiful.

Sounds like you guys had a blast!

Doris & Dan said...

Sounds like an excellent day!

The hat is too cute and that watercolour is beautiful.

The A-Team strikes again..good times had by all!

Keep smilin!

Doris & Dan said...

P.S. I checked out her site...she makes ladybug hats...must have! Can you send me her email?

Jill and Jaap said...

Cute hat!

That Nic is so talented! Beautiful!
Congrats on the house too!

Mrs Pushy said...

Your picture from Nic is awesome! Sounds like a good time was had by all~

redmaryjanes said...

I saw that little pumpkin hat on Michelle's blog and it is darling! I'm glad that you all are able to get together!

Janet said...

Hey Rhonda, I'm glad you all had such fun!

That picture IS amazing!

And BTW, could Spitgirl maybe tell us HOW to eat lychee ? Today I bought some because she said they were so great and I have no clue what to do with them now.....LOL!

Dolores and Shawn said...

It was so much fun! Thanks for organizing it. The hat was just too cute for words. The picture beautiful .

C.J. said...

The watercolor is amazing. Love that.

The hat is so cute too :0)

LIZ said...

The painting is just beautiful!...so thoughtful of Nicole. And those pumpkin hats are to die for!

Sam said...

Holy Crap!!! I can post a comment!!!! Quick! Let me think... Okay, I'm reading your blog but unable to post most of the time. F-ing Blogger!!! Congrats on the house!!!! Congrats on one year blogging!!!!! Congrats or sympathy where ever else it applies. Love the little hat! AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE YOU!!!!!

Miss Cleo said...

It was a lovely day.

Tracey & Mike said...

I heard about the running idiot.
At least you still had a great time. Love the hat!
Wouldn't hold my breath on the Canada Post complaint. My sister filed a claim over a year ago and still hasn't heard a word.

Kathy and Joel said...

Sucks that I couldn't go.
Great hat!
You are a very sweet friend. :)

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That hat is great... oh... so is the watercolour... can you send me the email of the lady that does those hats. I will be in Australia in January and so I will get her to mail me one over... oh... then I can send her money from there. Take care... Fliss