Friday, September 30, 2011

Weekend in the Mountains

I am just getting a few things tied up in the office before my mom and I jump on a plane to head to Chicago for the weekend. In the mean time I thought I would share some more photos of the weekend "the Eng" and I spent in Canmore. I am sure to have lots more stories and photos when I get back on Monday!

The view from the top of the mountain was great
Hanging out with Eng at the top!
I Love AB Beef Stickers for $4.95 each! I have a few of those
The giant cow in the Cows ice cream store!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Silver Tip Golf

The last part of my weekend away with "the Eng" was a trip to the Silver Tip Golf Course. Both "the Eng" and I love to golf, and it has been something that we have not only been able to do together this summer, but also with out friends and family.

I started out golfing a lot this summer, but that had kind of come to a slow down when things started to pick up on the farm and at work. I was a bit rusty and was not sure how I would fair on a tougher course. However, the picture below shows the first hole we played. Yes I made it there in 2 and got Par on the first hole.

Eng's ball is also there, but mine was closer to the pin!
 The curse is really beautiful. There are great views of the mountains on every hole, and the course is in awesome shape. It made playing that much more enjoyable, especially on one of the nicest days of the year!

This might have been on of my favorite shots of the weekend. This is the 18th hole and a daunting one at that. I out drove all of the guys that we played with to tap in for a solid score of 99.

I would highly recommend this course for a special occasion. Not the kind of course you are going to play every weekend, but for a special day, or once a year treat to yourself this is a great pick!

What to Wear: Cattle Show

The cattle show season is quickly coming up, with the first fall show of the season happening this weekend!

With cold, drafty barns you have to be prepared to go from being bundled up to going out with your friends for a few drinks in "The Swamp" at a moments notice. I think this outfit would work just perfect for those days!

Cattle Show Outfit

Core Spirit studded t shirt, €63
Miss Me slim jeans, $98
The North face
The North face, $85
Old Gringo cross boots, $350
TopShop fish hook jewelry, $28
PASHMINA ART purple scarve, €75

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Day I Almost Died

This last weekend when "the Eng" took me to the mountains I thought that we would go for a relaxing weekend. On Saturday morning when he told me to get my running shoes on I figured we must be going on a walk or something. 30 mins later we were at the base of Sulphur Mountain, and he was tell me that we were going to hike up the mountain....

 Now let me clear a few things up for you.
1) I am in relatively good shape, but I do not enjoy working out.
2) I hate hiking
3) and while I love the mountains, when there is a gondola right on the mountain we are hiking, take me up the gondola not the 2-5hr hike up the mountain!

Regardless, "the Eng" was not going to take no for an answer. So up the mountain we went. Thank goodness we had gotten a water bottle and some snacks for the journey up!

The view is spectacular, there is no argument there. You can see the town of Banff, the Fairmont hotel, Banff Springs Golf Course, and the most crystal clear water ever.

Once we got to the top of the mountain there is a restaurant, more amazing views, and the option to hike to the Observatory on the next mountain over. I told "the Eng" that I might kill him if he made me hike anymore!

The hike was probably good for me, even though its not really my idea of a relaxing weekend. We had many laughs and good talks up the mountain. However, after the nice easy gondola ride down the mountain, I would suggest doing that both ways next time!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Hotel Tour: Grande Rockies Resort

I love trying out new hotels. There are so many neat locations, styles and brands that I feel like I want to try them all! This last weekend while in Canmore, "the Eng" picked the Grande Rockies Resort to stay at. 

This hotel was really great. We got upgraded to a One Bedrooms Suite, and it was like having our own condo for the weekend. 


 One of the best parts of the room was the shower! It was fully programmable with options like rain shower, radio, lights, foot massage, and a phone!

There was even a full kitchen in the room. Nothing better then being able to make breakfast in the mornings, or be able to enjoy a glass of wine out of real wine glasses!

Now if only every room came with a personal chef!

Top 5 Looks: Anne Hathaway

5. One of the Boys

4. Short and Sweet

3. Oh So Lady Like

2. All that Glitters

1. Shining Star

Monday, September 26, 2011

6/7 Month Getaway

This past weekend "the Eng" decided that we should go away for the weekend. He was busy coaching hockey during our 6 month anniversry and so we thought that we should celebrate later on.

"The Eng" wanted to plan the weekend all by himself. I had no idea where we were going, what we were doing, and was only allowed to pack what he suggested.

Over the next few days I will have more pictures of our trip, but until then here are some teaser shots of our weekend getaway!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Fall Cattle Pictures

The last few weeks we have been busy working on our show and sale cattle for this fall. With the help of "the Eng" and dad we got most of them pictured!

RJY First Time (First Date x In Dew Time)
RJY Play Date (Dream Date x Cool Venture)
RJY Prom Date (Dream Date x Wheatland Hummer)
RJY Rival (Keepsake Daughter x Revolution)
RJY/SLY Southern Elle (Elegant Force x Explorer)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

What to Wear: Derby Outfit

I know the derby was a month ago, but I can't stop thinking about what a great outfit this would be. Crystal is talking about maybe having a derby night at her stagette this winter, so maybe this will just have to be my outfit!Derby Outfit

Short dress, $330
Miu Miu glitter platform pumps, $239
Yves Saint Laurent white handbag, £470
MNG by Mango coral ring, $16
Cocktail hat, £365


Well today I have hit the milestone of 500 posts!

Thanks for being along for the ride and reading along!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Day in the Park

Earlier this week I mentioned that "the Eng" and I went and got lost in the Edmonton Corn Maze, we had a great time, but before that we headed to William Hawrelak Park for a surprise picnic.

I love Hawrelak Park. It is always so peaceful and quiet, which is a nice break from the city.

The lake is really pretty and a great place to go skating in the winter, or paddle boating in the summer. This trip though we went for a picnic!

Nothing better then a few sandwiches, veggies, cookies and a beer on a hot summer day in the park!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Top 5 Looks- Taylor Swift

5. Sidewalk Style
4. Short and Sweet

3. Bright and Bold
2. Gorgeous Gowns

1. Basic Black