Canada Day

It was so much fun being in Canada for Canada Day! We had the opportunity to go back to the town we lived in before moving to San Diego. It is so small it is actually not considered a town, but is technically a village. YES, that is right... a VILLAGE! I am from a VILLAGE :) The Village of Rosemary to be exact.  To give you an idea, in 2006 the population size was a whopping 388!
There isn't a hospital in Rosemary so I was actually born in Brooks, which is about 30 km away from Rosemary. Anyways we went to Rosemary for Canada Day because they have this fun little parade down the Main Street (pretty much the only street)... IT WAS SO MUCH FUN! There is just something special about small towns. It was fun for my parents because so many people they know still live there. They kept running into people and there was alot of hugs and memories exchanged. It was fun. I had a lot of people coming up to me and remembering me as a baby and babysitting me etc. It was just a great afternoon! It was fun to see the house we lived in... and I remembered where my old room was and looked in the window and you would not believe it! THE SAME WALL PAPER WAS UP! I understand it is total stalker status to look into someone's house but it was my old room and I just couldn't resist. I could have died seeing that the people hadn't changed the little polka dot dog wall paper I so dearly remember in my bedroom. That means these people have left up the wallpaper.... are you ready? For 18 YEARS! Okay wow.
Anyways the parade was great, and we got to see some farm animals, and the kids were all dressed up in their Canada Day attire and were loving it all! It was a fun day :) Now if only there hadn't been so many dang mosquitoes it would have been nearly perfect.

Here is what Rosemary looks like...

Here is me standing outside of the tiny hospital I was born at...
Me and Hayley were READY TO GO!

The local kids hanging out by the hip and happening General Store... oh yeah.

Bored because the parade went around twice... probably because it was so short to begin with haha :)

This is the first house I ever lived in and these windows were to my bedroom (which still had my same wallpaper up!) they literally haven't touched the house since we left... paint and all.
I thought my Dad looked rather festive :)

The Grand-kids were just ADORABLE :)


  1. That looks like a perfect Canada day!!! Love it:) Btw: what a cute sandals:)

    Kisses and hugs

    Ps: I am having a really great GIVEAWAY today…hint?(something you can wear) so please join in !!!!

  2. i love all the red and that everyone is so into it. how fun!

  3. It was the best day!! It is sad to see the disrepair the house was in but oh well. Everything else was wonderful - except the mosquito's.

  4. Rosemary = LOVE
    Yellow sandals = MORE LOVE

    Looks like fun :)

  5. Happy Canada Day! Rosemary really is such a cute little town.

  6. I'd love to visit Canada! I've heard that it's the North American version of Australia!
    Thanks for stopping by!
    xo tash

  7. Your shoes are so cute! Love them!

  8. Hello fellow Canadian...well, even though I was born in UK...I have been here for 10 years
    Thanks for passing by our Blog, and for the kind words!
    Rosmary looks like a cute village to grow up in!

  9. Hey thanks for commenting on my blog! Your blog is super cute, too. :)

    That's so cool that your from Canada, and it looks like you had a lot of fun!

    I'm a new follower. :)


  10. Oh, hooray for all of the Canada love (I've never been, but really want to)!!!

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment and for following my blog -- I'm glad to follow yours, too, and look forward to many more posts!

  11. Such great photos!
    Thank you so much for following my blog ; )

  12. Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! I read your cute story on Gwens blog, way special!!

  13. Oh my gosh you're adorable! I love all the Canada Day festivities.

    And you and your husband are so precious. You both look so happy in all your pics!

    Melissa xo
    (Miss Melissa)

  14. ahh! what cute pics! looks like you guys had a lot of fun!

  15. What cute pictures! Happy Canada day!
    And thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate it!

  16. Oh I love when Canada celebrates! Great pictures and love your sandals!

  17. What cute/fun pictures...LOVE it! Also, where did you get those darling yellow sandals? I must have them.

  18. When I was in Morocco my friend and I pretended we were from Canada, and then we happened to become friends with two Canadians while we were there! Ya they definitely made fun of us. But I'm basically Canadian now.

    Love the pictures, & nice to meet your blog! haha

  19. I love those yellow sandals!

  20. Thanks for visiting my little blog!! I love all you Canada Day photos!!
    Those kiddos are just precious...

  21. How adorable! I've never been to Canada but I hope to get there one day. Looks like so much fun!!

  22. I'm from a village too! My parents actually had to drive an hour to West Virginia to the closet hospital when I was born.
    love your photos! the grand babies are the cutest!

  23. Ok, I have to laugh. I have those yellow Steve Madden flower sandals, and the green Down East skirt that you are wearing in your other post. Weird!

  24. I'm Canadian too, although I have been living in the South for 10 years now. I love being in Canada for Canada Day! It's always so much fun!


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