It’s been quite the weekend. It almost felt unreal.

On Saturday morning, my husband spent the day in Toronto writing the Level 3 Chartered Financial Analyst exam. A 6 hour exam that he has spent the last year cramming for. He was understandably nervous, but went into the exam and gave it his all… only to have wait 3 months for his final grade. Talk about stressful!! All we can do is hope for the best.

This past weekend marked our 10 year (dating) anniversary. Call me corny.. call me a sap… call me a romantic or whatever you want… BUT – yes – not only do we celebrate our wedding anniversary, but we always make a point to celebrate the anniversary of our first date too.

On our first date we saw Star Wars: Episode 2 (Attack of the Clones). Don’t ask me what I thought of it because I wouldn’t be able to tell you. I never really understood the movie. Heck, I had never seen any in the series prior to our date. I went along with seeing the movie simply because I was a 12th grader who was too shy to ask the boy she really liked to see something more along the lines of a romantic comedy.

So this year… I suckered my husband into taking me to see Bring It On: The Musical. Oh yes, I did. (insert evil laughter)


We decided to make a night of it. We arranged for my Mother-in-Law to babysit and we arranged for a hotel room downtown. Planning to go out to dinner, stay the night and hit up the show the next day.

Little did we anticipate the shoot-out at Eaton Centre to put a damper on plans. We arrived in Toronto 30 minutes following the shooting. Had my husband arrived home sooner, we would have arrived and been walking through the Eaton Centre just as it happened. I’m counting my lucky stars that we weren’t in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The hotel we were staying at was adjacent to the mall. We had a lovely city view room of the cordoned off Eaton Centre. I have chills just thinking of it.

We wound up staying in our room on Saturday night. My husband picked up some McDonald’s, a 6-pack and we ordered an in room movie. The streets were just too chaotic and most blocks within the vicinity of our hotel were blocked off.

On Sunday morning, we checked out of the hotel and headed over to Joey Toronto for some lunch. We sat on the patio… sipped some cold refreshers and I enjoyed The Beach Salad (lettuce, goat cheese, candied pecans, quinoa, strawberries, avocado and poppy seed dressing). It was delish!

After lunch, we made our way over to The Ed Mirvish Theatre to see Bring It On: The Musical. Bring It On: The Musical was a cute show. It had it’s humorous moments. The hubster was a total trooper for attending the show with me.

Despite the high tension moments, we had an amazing weekend!

14 Comments on CFA.. Bring It On… Weekend Getaway!

  1. Tammy
    June 5, 2012 at 11:34 am (5 years ago)

    YAY! Happy Anny!

    I am just hearing the news on the shooting! I hope you weren’t too close! OMG thats scary! I have been under a rock for a week apparently!

    Glad you had fun! Dinner looked YUMMY!

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    • Nicole
      June 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (5 years ago)

      It was absolutely chaotic. It was a real shame that the hotel we booked happened to be the one adjacent the mall. So in essence we were right in there on the action. Scary times.

      All in all though, it was a fabulous weekend!

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  2. Multi-Testing Mommy
    June 5, 2012 at 1:08 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow! Sounds like an awesome weekend away! Happy Anniversary!

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    • Nicole
      June 6, 2012 at 12:11 am (5 years ago)

      It really was! TY!

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  3. MBA Mama
    June 5, 2012 at 2:33 pm (5 years ago)

    How sweet! Our dating and wedding anniversaries are only 5 days apart, so not much changes. We have actually developed a habit of picking a date entirely separate, to celebrate on our own 🙂 Congrats to you!

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    • Nicole
      June 6, 2012 at 12:12 am (5 years ago)

      I love your idea of choosing an entirely separate date to celebrate. And, TY!

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  4. Brandy @InsaneMamacita
    June 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm (5 years ago)

    Glad you guys got to enjoy and celebrate your anniversary considering the chaos surrounding the tragic events. Happy “date” anniversary!

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    • Nicole
      June 6, 2012 at 12:12 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Brandy! I hope you had a fabulous weekend, as well.

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  5. Just Us Girls
    June 5, 2012 at 3:52 pm (5 years ago)

    Love the pictures, glad you both had a great anniversary!

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    • Nicole
      June 6, 2012 at 12:12 am (5 years ago)

      TY LaQuita!

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  6. Susan (5 Minutes for Mom)
    June 5, 2012 at 8:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! So sweet to celebrate both.

    My older brother did that exam a couple years ago… so stressful.

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    • Nicole
      June 6, 2012 at 12:14 am (5 years ago)

      It’s so nice to know someone who can appreciate the stress of this exam. We’re so glad it’s over with and can’t wait to find out if he’ll be receiving his designation in a few months time.

      Thanks for the comment! 🙂

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  7. Canadian Dad
    June 6, 2012 at 1:59 am (5 years ago)

    Cute! My wife and I met at a Karaoke bar and she still makes us celebrate that anniversary as well, lol!

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  8. Christine
    June 6, 2012 at 3:41 am (5 years ago)

    Happy Anniversary! Great pics! Love the one of the happy couple 🙂 That salad looks scrumptious, by the way!

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