We are not at home this weekend, but we are together and that makes me …

  
We are spending our weekend in Moncton, NB to celebrate a birthday and since it is pretty chilly outside we are making an effort to thoroughly enjoy …

 
We made an effort to get out for a bit today and wound up at one of our favourite places – Chapters!

With a new Star Wars movie merely weeks away from being released into theatres, the merchandising is at its peak. Chapters has a tonne of fun new things for Star Wars fans – young and old – and a really cool selection of Star Wars themed books. There is even an adult colouring book! I mean really. How awesome is this?

Light Sabre Mandala Star Wars  
We found what we wanted and needed. Then we bought what we needed and left the Millenium Falcon Bluetooth speaker and somehow bid the two foot tall talking Yoda adieu.

Daddy-O took our purchases to the car (along with Thing 1’s hoodie and my fleece jacket, because it was a thousand degrees in this particular Chapters today) and we went to find a spot where we could sit inside the very crowded Starbucks.

We walked to the back of the store to where Starbucks is located and we all agreed it was very strange to see the windows which used to gaze upon Crystal Palace – and a whole lot of natural light – completely blackened by the walls of the gigantic retailer that now occupies the space. That’s going to have to be fixed because holy darkness! It didn’t help that there were also a couple of lights out. 

We found a table and asked our table neighbours if they could spare a chair. They were happy to oblige and we were very thankful. So we sat and waited for Daddy-O to return. 

As soon as he was back we ordered two for one hot chocolates for the kiddos and two for one Praline Chesnut lattes for the parents. The hot chocolate was a hit as usual and we liked the lattes which we were trying for the first time. Yum!

This was supposed to be a coffee date. Just the adults. An hour or so alone with decadent Christmassy coffees. Solving the problems of the world. Making plans. Just the two of us.

You know what they say about plans …

Oh well.

After recent world events (that I definitely cannot solve alone) I could instantly think of about eighty-seven things worse than our date turning into a family affair.

One coffee was all I needed.

  
 Two made it a date. 

  
Four made it family fun.

  
 
Who am I to argue with that Math? 

How was your Saturday?

4 Comments on The More We Get Together The Happier We’ll Be

  1. Lola- thx for your posts, they are always so fun to read and reflect over. My Saturday was a typical #PsychoSaturday with hours of teaching dance with my superstar sister. Then in the evening I went out for an art show and capped it off with a family games night hosted by my superstar sister and her fabulous husband….the blessings in our lives are many. Oh and after our dance class me and my superstar sister headed to Starbucks for a redeeming cup of coffee to be happily told that it was a 2 for 1 holiday drink offer- BAM – thank you universe….and reminded again to savour each of the seemingly itty-bitty moments of joy and laughter.

  2. Mmmm, all the drinks look delicious (I only like coffee when it’s practically a dessert.)

    I assume Chapters is a bookstore? My family needs to go have a bookstore date–my husband and I have been doing that since before we got married.

    On Saturday my 12 yo girl had her first middle school basketball tournament. It was a long day–but they won first place!

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