Home is Where the Heart Is

This weekend I took a trip home so I could take advantage of the gorgeous summer weather. Just before the weekend though, was Canada Day. Since it was on a Wednesday, my roommate Krista and I decided that we would just go out for dinner and (fun) drinks, as we both had to get up early for work the next morning. Although my drink looks a bit more like an American celebration in a glass, there were some raspberries to give it a little red to celebrate the maple leaf. 

Blue Raspberry Lemonade

To really get in the Canadian spirit, I picked up this maple leaf sugar cookie at a bakery back home. 

Canadian cookie | Tall Girl Meets World

Luckily, when I got home the weather forecast had been right, and the weekend started off sunny and warm. My parents and I took full advantage of the heat, and took our boat out for a ride at a nearby lake. We spent the entire day out on the boat with lunch and snacks. 

Boating View
Lake View | Tall Girl Meets World

On Sunday, the weather was a bit all over the place. It was mostly cloudy, but the sun made an appearance later in the day, so we decided that would be a perfect time for a swim in the backyard. I love visiting home during the summer, as my backyard is a total oasis. From a bar and grill area to the swimming pool, my parents have totally worked on making our backyard a relaxation spot since we spend a lot of time at home during the summer. 

Outdoor bar | Tall Girl Meets World
Backyard Pool | Tall Girl Meets World
Flowers near the pool | Tall Girl Meets World
Backyard Pool | Tall Girl Meets World

Another thing I always enjoy about coming home is the food my parents make (and have stocked in their fridge). My mom made us some simple egg salad sandwiches on my grammy's amazing homemade rolls. To pair with the sandwiches, we had some yummy summer fruits. My parents always keep the fridge stocked full of fruits and veggies, so we always have a ton of healthy options for snacking. 

Egg Salad Sandwiches | Tall Girl Meets World
Fruit | Tall Girl Meets World

I'm looking forward to my next visit home at the end of the month, as I get to plan out my mom's birthday party in a 1960s theme. We've currently taken over a table at home with brightly coloured flowers, pixie sticks, and tons of other vibrant goodies. Stay tuned for a post on that blast from the past later this month! 

Until next time, 

Kaitlyn xo