Thursday, September 15, 2011

Moments in time

Ottawa, Ontario
The adventure continues 
with my 

 I live in the Nation's Capital, kinda like Washington, D.C. is to the United States.
Parliament Hill, House of Commons, 
the Prime Minister of Canada.
This is where it all happens.
 But most important, this is where 
She lives on Maple Lane,
very close to the Prime Minister's residence.
Nice neighbourhood Sista.

Jeanne giving Sister a hug and a book, all about a MONK. The girls all signed it for Sister.
We also gave her some fudge. 
She LOVES chocolates.
She remembered ALL their names. 
She would say Jeanne, from N.C., CC from GA. Julie from Van...
 Look at that face. She's such a joy.
Here she is with CC.

The girls couldn't wait to meet her. Isn't that nice?
Miss Bee with Sister. 
 She's so full of wisdom and stories. 
I could listen and talk to her all day long.
  Before leaving, she blessed my girls with
 holy water.
While we were waiting for sister, we went to the chapel.
This is the confessional.
Miss Bee was telling me all her little secrets ; ) 
Sitting outside on the property.
It was a B*E*A*U*T*I*F*U*L day.
 She was "allowed" to buy some new "shoes". 
Open toe ones to boot!!
Can you imagine?
We don't think twice about buying new shoes.
She had to wait months for her shoes.
I received this letter in the mail a few days after my girls left.  Sister is FRENCH Canadian, but speaks perfect English.
Sister wanted me to e-mail the girls their special notes, but I actually put them in an envelope and mailed them off. It wouldn't have been the same if I would have e-mailed them.

 Did I say 

Ok, let's head back to the cottage for our
outdoor movie night.
Randy made us a FABULOUS dinner, 
then when the sun was setting...
 We watched this beauty

Randy chose the movie.
One of his favourites.
The girls LOVED it.
Thank you Randy for all your hard work.

 HI WENDY. Are you comfy?
 Smile, you're on candid camera girls.
 Even Toby is ready for the show.
Here's where I had a BIRD
I bought these cute popcorn boxes, but forgot the popcorn.
The girls were so sweet. They pretended to enjoy every single morsel for the camera.
Thanks girlfriends.
Here's a little sneak peak. 
I feel like they are still around me.


Claudia@DipityRoad said...

When ever you post about her it brings tears to my eyes. What a jewel you have there.

Thanks so much for sharing and keeping me in your loop!

Can not wait till I see you in less than 4 weeks! I adore you. (btw... even though i am off tomorrow... the CEO of the company is coming in tomorrow morning. Mandatory meeting.) GULP!

What will be will be.

Lovin ya!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a sweet sister and how lovely for all your friends to meet her. The outdoor movie looks like so much fun. hugs to you my sweet friend. Linda

She'sSewPretty said...

It all looks like so much fun! Your aunt just glows with sweetness!

Grace said...

your friends are like sisters!! I love all the photos with them and sister! You of course look beautiful as always. Your posts simply make me smile from the inside out. Hugs Grace

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Oh Claudie, I was so happy for all of you to have such fun but now I am just a bit envious :)) What a precious gift to have Sister Louriette as a friend!
Yes I am bringing alll those bracelets and MORE ... because I just can't stop making things once I get started LOL.
It is getting closer and closer and I am getting more and more excited !!! (())

wendy said...

That was a great day indeed and I will always treasure the wonderful words she wrote in my book.
That movie night was so fun. Randy worked so hard for all of us and he truly is a gem.
Make sure he knows how much we appreciated HE and COLT's spoiling us.
popcorn has never tasted the same since I got back. (tee,hee)
great memories
thanks my sweet sweet friend!!!

Kay Ellen said...

What a touching post~~so nice to meet you
Stopped by via Jeanne :))

Have a blessed weekend!

Kay Ellen

Sandy Michelle said...

Look at that lake in the background of your video! Gorgeous! I sprinkled holy water in every room of my house before I moved in cuz ya never know- with so many bad divorces on our new street.

Sandy xox

"Create Beauty" said...

Sigh... I love that movie!
Every time I see it I hope the ending changes.....

What a delightful time you created for everyone!!!!
~ Violet

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Magic. Beauty. Fun. Holy moments. French. What more could anyone ask for???????? AND ROMAN HOLIDAY OUTSIDE?????? Girl, you really know what you are doing.....bises, Anita

jeanne said...

Good morning Claudie, I'm showered and dressed for the gator game. We leave in about an hour. A long day today. I will love seeing Diana at the game. Christina is always a sweetie and my grands are getting to be such big boys. Caleb played Bach and several other pieces on the piano last night. He is only 14 and his hands are fluid on the piano. We are so proud of him. Cody, is 16 and he is playing his electric guitar in a band at his church. He is also in the marching band in HS. He plays the Clarinet.
It is so much fun to hear the boys play their music. This is the biggest reason for me to come to Florida. The game is a small part of this trip for me.

Now, your post just gave me so much pleasure this morning. Sister is the sweetest and most darling woman ever. She is ageless and a wonder to talk to. This day is one of my sweetest memories. Her note is a treasure and I don't remember thanking you for sending it to me. I put it in my box of treasures.I hope the book was a good read.

The movie and Randy's food was awesome. Our time together with our sista's was a memory for life. I treasure each and every moment we were together. The popcorn was a very HA! moment. The movie was the best. I too admire Audrey Hepburn. She was a real star with real feelings about life.

Love you, Jeanne xoxoxo

Red Rose Alley said...

I just loved this post. You are so blessed to have her in your life. I have an aunt who I adore, and she is really with it in her
80's, and I could talk with her all day too. You know, my mom had French Canadian in her also. The movie night looks like so much fun. Love the popcorn container. I've seen those around. I'm so glad that you have such a special friend. I surely cherish the elderly.

~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ma chère Claudie,


You are fabulous in every way, but your HEART is what will always remain the most beautiful....look what you have done here for us girls....even though the rest of us cannot be in your home, I KNOW I am not the only one that can feel the love.....and thank YOU for visiting me and Lisa. She is a gem indeed, a real diamond, for sure...from TIFFANYS! She is a fabulous artist and encouragement to me..and when I get myself set up, I will let everyone know......I hope to expand my Audrey repertoire...GROSSES BISES ET MERCI DE TOUT MON COEUR...and please tell Sister Lolotte that I think she is stunningly BEAUTIFUL! WOW....she is what, in her nineties????????? COMMENT SE FAIT-IL QU'ELLE AIT CET ÂGE?????

BISES, Anita

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet friend!

Oh I would love to meet your 'sister Lolotte'. She sounds like a wonderful lady. How cool is that, an outdoor movie!!! I am so jealous! Looks like you all had a blast. I love the pretty picture of you.

Love and Hugs,
Debbie xo

Annesphamily said...

I was telling my new friends from blog world about you and your trip! I am sure they are going to come visit. I love the sister. what a gem! I saw a piece on Sunday Morning today aobut penmanship. I refuse to stop writing and in fact, I am going to send out more hand written notes and letters. You have been well blessed with this array of wonderful friends. Blessings to you today and Hugs for a Happy week! Anne

The Quintessential Magpie said...

What a sweet post, Claudie! And how wonderful that they all got to meet Sister Lalotte and vice versa. One day, I would love to meet her, too. I feel as if I know her through all of your sweet posts about her. Mr. M. and I are going to a celebratory mass in honor of my beloved Sister Renee's 60th year of being a nun. That happens in October.

This is such a precious post, with your heart shining through in every word. And speaking of hearts, I dropped by to let you know how much I love and appreciate you and your kind words you left on my last post. I'm starting to blog a little, but there is still lots going on here that keeps me away from my keyboard. But I wouldn't have missed this for anything.

Love you to the moon and back, and some day I hope to come to Canada. I'm so sorry I had to miss this.

Loving you...



"Create Beauty" said...

I love all the FUN you girls had.... and I ADORE that photo of all of you in your flowing nighties dancing, I would love to paint that!!! Who took the photo? It is just so much fun (its on another post I think)

I bought some little girls pink cowgirl boots at a flea market on Saturday, thought of you and your love for pink : )

Will get my 3 year old granddaughter to pose in them...
with a tulle tutu of course!

Oh Claudie. You are magnificent!
~ Violet

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Dear Claudie, I can only imagine the fun you girls must have had!!! xoxo

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I would send those black boots to you (or jeanne in N.C.) so fast it would make your head spin but unfortunately they are a child's boots and a small size at that...pooh! but aren't they cute? I think you are going to meet my friend Francie at that fun weekend. Please say hi and give her a hug for me. xoxoxoxoxo

"Create Beauty" said...

Hi Claudie,
I'm so sorry to hear about your mother and her fall. (92! Wow!)

I will say a prayer for her. Today would have been my mothers 92nd birthday! She died 17 years ago. Just think of all the changes that have occured in your mothers long life! Amazing.

What a blessing you must be to her.

~ Violet

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Claudie,
I read this on facebook but I wasn't able to comment, so here I am!
I have been to Ottawa, very nice city!
This is a truly heartwarming post and fun too!
I love the outdoor movie night!!
Boy those gals sure got treated well!
Hoping your Mom keeps improving too,

Rita said...

How lucky Soeur Lisotte is to have you in her life; full of love. Love Ottawa, but i haven't been there in quite a while; I find the drive kind of long. Give your mom an extra hug.
We have family there and it is one of may favourite places.
Take good care.

~CC Catherine said...

Man, I'm a cry baby tonight catching up on all your posts. I'd not been online for a week or more. :(

Claudie - how I MISS you! How I really feel at this moment reviewing each pic of this post and what you wrote, what sister's like we have been family all our lives. My heart is breaking that we don't live closer so I can be there more for you right now when you need me (us) the most..your friends who care so much about you.

The movie you shared of us on Movie night made me cry even harder. It was like Christmas wasn't it? We waited so long for the time to be together ....and within the blink of an eye we were back home. :*(

Thanks for capturing this time with Sister L so sweetly ~ I've not told anyone else this yet because I've still not posted my Canadian venture yet...I'm too much of a perfectionist darn it. This visit to Sister's made #1. It truly did...

This time we have together here on earth is such a small nugget compared to eternity. I pray we are friends for eternity Claudie.... I love you! :*( more tears.... :*(