Tuesday, August 12, 2008

My weekend away in beautiful British Columbia

I found out that I love Canada when I met these beautiful girls from Vancouver! Carrie and Elyse were my roommates at Ricks College 8 years ago and they are so much fun. I wish I had a scanner so I could show you a picture of all of us back in the day. Anyway, when I got Elyse's wedding invitation in the mail, I had to go! Darren was going to come with me (we were dating when I lived with these girls, so he knows and loves them too), but he had to stay for work. So instead I made it a weekend away for myself and had a blast catching up with Carrie. She let me tag along with her and stay overnight at her house. Silly me, I thought I would be able to talk to Elyse more, but not on her wedding day! Isn't she a beautiful bride? We had a good old time on the dance floor together at her reception, though. This was also my first trip to Canada, even though I only live 2 hours from the border. I actually didn't even see Vancouver (the girls live outside the city), but it was much like Seattle in climate and greenery. That's why all the small differences threw me. Like this speed limit sign that I saw right as I crossed the border. Then I heard someone talking about how it was 30 degrees yesterday. They kept reminding me where I was. So funny. But it was such a fun weekend away and a great little blast from the past!

11 comments:

Shannon said...

Sounds like you had a blast! We'd love to Canada again some time in the future :)

Cute pics!

Tanner and Jennie Frey said...

I am so jealous that you got to go! I haven't seen either Carrie or Elyse since we all lived together! They do look beautiful! How fun! Yea Heritage #310!

Emily said...

Yay! I'm so glad you got to go, that's great! I bet that was so much fun, I remember those girls. Back in our Britney Spears dancing days...how funny. She is a beautiful bride!

Misha said...

How fun! I never did make it to Canada with John while we were there, don't feel bad for not doing it sooner! Glad you had fun with your old roomies, it's always fun to catch up with old friends.

Robertson Family said...

Has anyone ever told you that you and your friend (the bride) look like sisters? What a fun little getaway! And way to go on braving it going camping! That place is beautiful! I think that we went to the same National Park last year.

Jonathan and Michelle said...

I am so glad that you got to go and that you had such a great time! Those speed limit signs would have freaked me out!

Katie said...

It's killing me that you went and didn't tell me. I wanted to go so bad but didn't want to go by myself or with four kids. Can I even tell you how jealous I am right now. I don't think I can talk to you for a while...

Lori said...

So fun! I truly believe girls getaways are crucial for Moms! Good for you--looks like a beautiful place (then again, Seattle is pretty gorgeous too!)

April said...

Hey Jill...it's April Anderson Rosenthal. :) How are you?!?

April said...

Hello? It's April. Remember your friend from like, a zillion years ago? Anyways, just saying hi, and hoping you won't mind if I keep up with your blog every now and then. :D

Carol and Bruce said...

I'm so glad you got to go and it doesn't even seem possible that it was 8 years ago that you lived with them. It's great that you keep in touch.