May 11

Mother’s Day Weekend…

**Warning LONG post!!!***

Well as you may have read I headed out to Vancouver Friday afternoon for an unexpected trip to visit my best friend, Kara. I got home late yesterday afternoon.

It was absolutely gorgeous in Vancouver, the sun was shining, it was warm, everything is in full bloom (not like here), it was GREEN (again, not like here), & it smelled divine. I was in heaven! The only sad thing is I didn’t bring my camera.

Under the circumstances that I was visiting Kara my weekend with her was still wonderful. I love this girl, I really do, I’m not sure if she knows how much, but, she is part of my family, she is the sister I never had, I would do anything for her & when needed I will be there in a heartbeat.

Over the weekend this girl presented herself to me in a way that I have never seen before, she handled herself with dignity, with grace, with compassion, with humility & with beauty & I have learned something from her.

Friday we talked & talked, than we went to a scrapbook store in Coquitlam called Clipper Street Scrapbook Company, it is quite a large store, but, I still only walked out with 3 PIECES of patterned paper, that’s it :{

Than we headed to the casino, when we go to the casino (not like I go all the time, only my 2nd time!) we allow ourselves $20 each & when it’s gone…it’s gone! Than we went back home & watched Marley & Me, we really liked the movie, it was hilarious, I thought it was going to be a major tear jerker, but, it wasn’t at all, well I didn’t think so, I guess it depends on the frame of mind you are in!

Saturday we woke up & went to Starbuck’s & sat on their patio & enjoyed our latte’s together chatting some more & catching up about what’s going on eachother’s lives, than we hit the mall & went shopping looking for dresses for us to wear to friends of our’s wedding in June, we were not at all successful! We had lunch, than we went back home & sat out on the patio & enjoyed the beautiful weather & chatted some more, than we went out to do a bit more shopping.

Saturday night we went to Kara’s friends house (they have a gorgeous backyard complete with pool & cabana) to watch the Vancouver Canuck’s play…they lost :{

Sunday AM we got up early again & went to Starbuck’s & enjoyed our latte’s on their patio & once again chatted & than it was off to the airport for me to come home to my family who was missing me dearly.

I got home & my daughter was still auditioning for a part in a play thru a local theatre company, so I cleaned up & than my daughter & son gave me my Mother’s Day gifts, my daughter made me a cute story book promising me a trip to Banff or Canmore this weekend, she even had it laminated!

Card #1, I think she made this one in school, notice her blue eyes, red hair & my curly hair!

Card #2

A school memo board that they made in class, took 3 days to make & they even sanded it before painting, I thought this was a great present, I love it!

Last Thursday my son’s class had a Mother’s Day party for us complete with snacks & punch, songs & story telling, they presented us with our gifts, a lovely poem & cup with “something” they planted themselves!

My son with his poem.

The potted plant.

The kid’s got to have popsicles!

After dinner we hung out & than we watched the finale of Amazing Race, Desperate Housewives & watched Michael J. Fox: Adventures of an Incurable Optimist, did anyone else watch this, what a fantastic show, this man is AMAZING.

So that has been what I have been up to the last few days.

Kara, if you are reading this, which I know you will…eventually, know that I love you & I miss you & I can’t wait to see you again in 4 weeks & I hope you don’t mind me sharing just a little bit about you & how special you are to me!

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Posted May 11, 2009 by Michelle in category "Family", "Movies

About the Author

My name is Michelle Nadraszky and I live in Calgary, AB CANADA, I am originally from Vancouver, BC but have been in Calgary now for 9 years. I am a Stay at Home Mom to 2 beautiful kids...Taylor who is 6 1/2 and Jaiden who is 3 years old. I have been married to Billy for 8 years. I work part-time in a Call Centre. I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 2 1/2 years. I love everything about Stampin' Up! - I am highly addicted to it! I have been stamping and scrapbooking for about 4 years now and I am constantly amazed by the talent that I see on a daily basis. Besides Cardmaking, Scrapbooking and Papercrafting I love to watch reality TV, Grey's Anatomy, ER, Gilmore Girls, Desperate Housewives and Miami Ink (I personally have 5 tattoos)!


  1. By Alexandra Hobson on

    Michelle, it sounds like a very special weekend with your friend!!! And, your pics are fabulous – I just love getting things from my kids!


  2. By Kara on

    Awwwwwwwww Chelleroni! Thank you so much for the lovely note on your website. I couldn’t have gotten through this weekend without my bestest friend in the world and thank you for always being there for me through thick and thin. I’m sitting at work right now, eating soup (yep you’ll be proud to know I’ve been eating!) and crying – you should see my face!!!!! But I just want you to know that you are the greatest person ever and I love you. You as well are my family, my sister, my best friend, my confidante and the person I know I can say anything to and you won’t judge, you’ll listen, give me advice, be blunt and honest and all the things that I truly needed this weekend. You have helped me be stronger through a very trying time and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! XOXOXOXOXOXO!

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