A special weekend away at the Oban Inn

Food, Motherhood, Travel















This past weekend we had a special getaway to the Oban Inn and it was just what the doctor ordered. 🙂 The Oban Inn is so relaxing, comforting, you feel like you’re at home… but a really clean home with people who cater to you! 🙂 I remember laying on the bed as soon as we got in to the hotel room and I looked at Rick and said “Can we just lay in bed all night?” and we did. We grabbed a appetizer in the dining area, threw on the fireplace and watched a movie …it was kind of perfect.

Waking up in the morning after sleeping until 9am for the first time in who knows how long was just another bonus to our day. We rolled out of bed and went down to to dining room for a continental breakfast of different pastries, granola, fruit, yogurt, different types of deli meats, bagels and more. I took my time and just enjoyed the peacefulness of it all. Breakfast at our house is usually a mess of Rick trying to get out the door, the kids playing, I’m trying to make lunches with the baby hanging off of me and racing out the door to get Owen off to school.

Once we finished breakfast we went to the Oban Inn’s house spa OSpa for our couples massage. They were very accommodating to that fact that I was pregnant and it was so incredibly relaxing!!!  Knowing myself I could have stayed in the spa all day getting my nails done and a facial… anything to keep me there 😉 BUT this was our little getaway and we ventured out to the main strip which was only a block away from where we were staying and that was just as fun.

Between Ricks beer tastings and me playing in the leaves we went in to many of the shops and stopped for lunch. Theres so much to see and do in Niagara on the Lake even if you can’t partake in the wine and beer flights, there is the theatre on the main street, food tastings, guided tours and so much more.

While we were at the Oban Inn I was taking videos over my Instagram Stories and it was amazing to see how many of my friends had been to the Oban Inn. All of their comments were “I love that place” “The Oban Inn is amazing!” “I went there when I was pregnant too. So relaxing!” Clearly this is a place we need to come back to more often.

It was a special weekend away and although we missed our little ones I think they were having just as much fun at home with grandma. Rick and I try to take time away even if its for a weekend to reconnect and recenter and this was the perfect place to do that.

Thank you to the Oban Inn for hosting us this weekend, your hospitality was second to none!



Owens 7th Birthday














The last 7 years of raising Owen has been an absolute pleasure. I can’t take all the credit of how he has turned out so far because he has had a incredible amount of people who have helped love and raise him, I’m just happy to have been a part in it. Thinking back to when Owen was a baby, he was that baby who was always smiling, loved the attention he got from his bright red fluffy mop of hair and greeted everyone with his big blue eyes. He was a very easy baby, always content, always happy and a little shy. I never had to worry about what he was getting in to, he always waited for me to get him out of bed, he was a good little eater and all around easy going.  As the years have passed, not much has changed except that he continues to grow in to a confident, funny, old soul. ( tears are filling my eyes)… I just feel so lucky.

Now that he is 7 years old, it feels like a bit of a adjustment for me. He doesn’t need me as much anymore and I find it harder figuring out where I fit in as his parent. My role is also changing and the way we spend time together changes, mostly me trying to keep up with how to play a video game (I’m horrible btw) and being his friend but also his parent. I’m sure other parents know what I’m going through, our kids are growing out of being our baby and becoming more independent and as much as thats exactly what you want, its also hard. This being said, I’m so proud of the person he is becoming and I’m excited for whats to come. He has an incredible heart and wants the world to be a better place. He said to me the other day “I’d like to be a chemist when I’m older so that I can cure cancer.” He blows me away.

Owen, from the time you were in my tummy, I have always loved you. You have made me a better person. You bring so much joy to myself and everyone around you. Never loose your sense of humour, love for life, love for humanity. I hope you never try to find out what comes after “3” because Ive never had to count past “3” when I want you to do something. I hope you can always find some time for Mommy even when you’re older. I hope you know that I’ve loved you from the moment I met you, and I always will. Happy 7 years to you, my heart!

Mommy Loves you.