Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring. What spring?

I arrived in Calgary early this morning with our puppy Kiara, and my Bff S picked us up from the airport. What a trooper! Kiara was an angel on the flight, and again the flight attendants told me they didn't receive one complaint - thank goodness for gravol. LOL!!

It was a balmy -3 celsius so not too cold, but still a shock to my system. Poor Kiara was shivering in the car ride, and didn't go out until we woke up this morning!!

Hubby is meeting us on Friday and may only be staying for the weekend as he is starting a new job, and they really want him there for Monday. I hope he doesn't have to go back as we spent $800 on his ticket and would really feel wasted if he's only here for the weekend.

My mom's 50th birthday party is this Saturday and it's going to be HUGE. I'm going over to her house later today to surprise her as she thinks I'm coming in on Friday with hubby. I can't wait to see her reaction. I'm the only daughter out of 5 kids. I also happen to be the oldest, blah!

I will have to write another post about this, but I can't leave you hanging - I'm a student AGAIN. More info to come in my next post!!!!

Off to get ready so that I can surprise my momma tonight!!! EEEE can't wait!!!


shannon said...

Welcome home! We woke up to 15 cms of snow + freezing rain! ICK!
Thanks goodness only 7 more days until we leave for Florida!

I bet your Mom will be ecstatic to see you a few days earlier than planned! What a great surprise!

I will be interested in hearing why you decided to be a student again!

Have an awesome time while you are home visiting family. Can't wait to hear all about your Mom's Birthday party. (Happy Birthday Mom!)

PS. How is your step-mom doing?

Jackie said...

How fun! I hope you post some photos!

Lisa n Javi said...

Hi lisa here. Thanks for following me on my journey. Nice to meet another mexpat and look forward to following your story also. Have a great weekend surprising and visiting your mom. Im sure it will be the best birthday present ever!!

Anonymous said...

Whaaaat? New job for Gil, and you're going to be a student? What's going on over there? haha

Enjoy the cold! And have an amazing time with your mom :)

Barb said...

Oh, Happy birthday to your mom! What a great surprise for her.

I was in Calgary this past weekend. Drove back up north Sunday night, just before the big storm hit.

Spring? I think Mother Nature fell asleep on the job.

Leah Flinn said...

Have fun at home, amiga. And enjoy the family time. :-)

ElleCancun said...

Shannon - Thank you!! Wow, what a winter, isn't it?? Yay for Florida, have a fantastic time!!!

Can't wait for the party and my mom was ECSTATIC to see me last night!! Love surprises!!

Unfortunately my step-mom is not doing well at all, and is getting ready for the final stages of her terrible disease. She is a very strong woman! Thanks for asking :) Hugs!!

Jackie - I will post pics for sure!!

Lisa - You bet!! I love reading how other bloggers end up in Mexico!! Good luck to you amiga!!!

Gringation - Hahaha, yes!! A lot is going on, and Gill is definitely not coming today :( He starts his job on Monday, and it was too good to give up the opportunity. I'll have to fill you in!!!
As for me? An undergrad just wasnt' enough I guess... LOL!!!

Barb - Amiga, you got out of here just in time!! This morning Deerfoot was backed up due to frozen rain!! It's been all over the news!

I've never pulled a surprise out before so this was a first, and I did it!! I normally get too excited and can't follow through... LOL!!!

Come on mother nature - it's spring!

Leah - Thanks so much amiga!!!

Mama of 4 said...

How exciting! Can't wait to see pics and hear about your new adventure!

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ElleCancun said...

Mama - The party was a grand success, and I am having a blast hanging out with my family right now!!! thanks chica!

Erin - I'll send you an email! Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Anonymous said...

Student again? Hmmm now I am curious!