Brad’s 31st Birthday

Brad’s 31st birthday was this past weekend and it was full of lots of activities that gave us time with family and friends. His birthday always lands on our free weekend of March (kid free/work free) and it’s quite convenient.

FRIDAY: Brad has wanted to go axe throwing at this new place in the city called True North Axe Throwing for a few weeks so we figured this was a good excuse to round up some friends and go. This place did not disappoint! For anyone wondering what the heck it is, let me give you a little run down. It’s a big wearhouse with a bunch of different lanes, big targets made out of wood hang on the wall on one side of the building and you take turns throwing axes at them.



Our group consisted of me, Brad, Adam and Jess, Our friends Matt and Paula and of course Jessie. We had so much fun! The workers set you up in a round robin tournament within your group and they keep score on a tv above your lane. I surprised myself with my axe throwing skills and tied Adam for 3rd.



Paula had to chafe her shoes half way through, turns out heels aren’t a good idea here haha

After our hour session was done we headed to the casino for supper where we literally got put in the corner right from the start due to our noise level. Rightfully so, as our dinner turned into a bit of a gong show with Brad eating Jessie’s meal without realizing it, Jessica laughing so hard she spit rice in my hair and Matt singing at the top of his lungs to the live band. We finished our meals and us girls went to play the slots while the boys took off to play black jack.  We had a great time yelling and cheering when we won a few bucks and singing along with the machine music. We even witnessed a man next to us win $1500 and graciously accepted the drinks he bought us with his winnings haha after a couple hours we met back up with the guys andfound Brad and Matt at the bar pretending to be a couple and telling people they were on their honeymoon. That was our cue to leave haha

SATURDAY: Earlier in the week we had promised Brad’s grandparents that we would come visit them in the seniors lodge they live in and join them for lunch. Grandma Richards had said lunch was at noon sharp so a little worse for the wear, we rolled out of bed, made ourselves presentable and took the 30 min drive for lunch. Grandma and grandpa were excited to see house and we spent the next few hours visiting and hearing old stories of Brad’s dad, uncles and other family members. By the time we left we were both ready for a nap and that’s exactly what we did at 6pm on a Saturday night haha we definitely don’t recover from a night out like we used to. We spent the rest of Saturday night watching movies, lounging in bed and eating junk.

SUNDAY: This was Brad’s actual birthday so after sleeping in, I got up and made a birthday brunch of eggs, bacon and waffles covered in strawberries and whip cream. It was delicious! Brad had mentioned maybe getting some people together for a curling game and just after we finished eating Brad’s brother Ryan called wanting to do the same thing. So me, Brad, Ryan, Rachel, Brad’s boss Kinn and his wife Tera headed to the rink for an afternoon of curling and game called liars dice which none of us girls understood but had fun anyway. Lucky Ryan won the game and walked away with $30!



After the rink we headed home for a great dinner of ribs, fried potatoe patties (an experimental recipe) and veggies. The birthday boy had a few too many beers at the curling rink and was in bed by 8pm, haha

We had such a fun weekend celebrating Bradley and I couldn’t have asked for better people to do it with. Thanks everyone who helped me make this birthday weekend a great one!



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