Exactly the Right Way to Party

 Yesterday, I celebrated my 29th birthday. My poor phone was exploding with messages from all my wonderful friends posting greetings on my Facebook wall. I am also on holidays from work right now which made it the perfect opportunity to celebrate exactly how I wanted. 

I woke up and was taken by my roomie to get my free birthday coffee from Starbucks and cake pops for breakfast. I always love coffee, especially when it is free. We came home and I had the opportunity to post my birthday video which if you missed it is here

Then I was told by my roomie that I needed to be in the car by 11:30am because we were going for lunch, but she wasn’t telling me where we were going. So I jumped into the shower at 11:33am to get ready to go for lunch (because I’m super good at showing up on time like that).  I managed to get ready in 10 minutes and we headed down to the car and hit the highway. 

So after about 120 million annoying wrong guesses of where we were going, I guessed correctly that we were going to the Half Moon Drive In located about 20 minutes north of Winnipeg near Lockport. It was totally worth the drive, lunch was delicious. It was a super fun surprise and I got to meet her brother and his wife for the very first time. We also got to share lunch with another friend from work. 

We came home feeling incredibly stuffed and had nap time. I think that naps are officially one of my favourite activities in the world. The nap lasted about two hours before we had to wake up, have a quick dinner, and get back into the car. 


We headed over to my coworkers home to have some snacks and s’mores. For those of you that haven’t had a s’more, it is a marshmallow that you roast on the fire and then squish it between two graham crackers with a piece of chocolate. It is messy and delicious. I have to give my friend C a kudos for finding biscuits that had chocolate already on them so legit got just the right amount of chocolate to marshmallow to cookie. 

Then I was surprised with a chocolate cheesecake for my birthday. It was super yummy and I for sure feel 100lbs fatter today after only one piece. 


I am still planning on doing something on a bigger scale to celebrate with all my friends, but I just wanted a relaxing birthday celebration on my actual birthday since it was my first full day of holidays. 

Thank you to everyone for being a part of making my birthday just a little bit more special. Now I am going to go take my afternoon nap because that is totally becoming a thing.   

What a wonderful party!

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Photo by Mike Charles

On June 1, I had the pleasure of celebrating my 27th Birthday with some amazing people I have the honour of calling my friends.  I am glad I have such wonderful people in my life that I am able to celebrate mile stones with.

International Bingo.jpgClub 200 were wonderful hosts to my party.  Thank you so much for the wonderful decorations, food, balloons, and the gold leaf headbands for my guests that matched the Mediterranean theme of my party!

The party started at 7pm to accommodate plans other people had during the evening who disappointingly were unable to attend.  However, Mike B. and I were joined by Clif for International Bingo which is hosted by Anita Stallion every Saturday at Club 200.


Photo by Mike Charles

We were then joined by many other friends including Mama Mike, Shannon, Nadine, Tracy, Reno, Chad, Scott, Bryce, Laurie, and Sheldon.  I shared my favourite cake from Costco, which by the way is FAR too large for anyone’s health, but it is delicious!

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Photo by Mike Baker

After cake and drinks, we headed over to Fame  to dance the night away.  It was great seeing more friends there!  Unfortunately, by this point the liquid birthday presents started to take effect and the night becomes a little hazy.  I do remember that someone attached balloons to me so that they could find me in the crowd, because being 6’4″ isn’t easy enough to find me.  I had a lot of fun sharing time with everyone that was there including Tracy, Jason, Luke, Brent, Mike M. and Garrett.

Thank you to everyone for taking time to celebrate with me.  It was an amazing celebration made even more special by the people that I was able to share it with.  I look forward to celebrating with you next year!  Check out the pictures below.

Special mentions go to Mike B., Shannon, and Nadine for dressing up in their finest Mediterranean outfits for the party.  Next year, I’m thinking super hero’s will be the theme.  I can’t wait to see who will make an appearance at my party!

Mike B. and Me getting ready for the Party!  Thank you for everything that you did to put the party together and make it a wonderful night!

Mike B. and Me getting ready for the Party! Thank you for everything that you did to put the party together and make it a wonderful night!

Bingo with Clif at Club 200.  It should also be noted it was his second time going to Club 200

Bingo with Clif at Club 200. It should also be noted it was his second time going to Club 200

Tracy and Me at Club 200

Tracy and Me at Club 200

Shannon and Me at Club 200!  Cute dress!

Shannon and Me at Club 200! Cute dress!

It was a fun night indeed!

It was a fun night indeed!