Last year was our Paper Anniversary, and Carter got me plane tickets. To our honeymoon location. For an all-inclusive week away.
Too bad plane tickets aren't paper AND cotton, but I digress.
Carter always supports me whether I'm taking a year-long yoga course, training for a run, playing lacrosse, volleyball or floor hockey, or trying out one of my new recipes. He teaches with me when I do Couples Yoga workshops, massages my legs when I'm super sore, and tells me I look skinny even if I binge-eat on Kraft Dinner and chocolate.
|This isn't just for the bedroom.
|And... this is when I pulled a hammy.
Carter is so lucky.
I did give him a really cute card from a company called Just Wink- which has the cutest and funniest cards! I found it at Shopper's Drug Mart and bought about 5 of them. In case you didn't know, I buy in bulk.
We rented boards through MSC Fitness (also the place with my goddess of a yoga instructor) and hit the beach early to get the calm water.
|Not pictured: Board falling on my face.
|You can't tell, but I'm making my tough face.
|Carter's tough face. I actually told him to look tough. Sigh.
We got into the water and stood up (a miracle in itself- it feels like you're on a BOSU or Balance board for the first 10 minutes) and began to paddle. Now, I consider myself a veteran paddler from when I used to do War Canoe when I was 11, so this would be a piece of cake, right?
We paddled for what felt like 30 seconds and the next thing we knew, we were WAY out in the water- the CHOPPY water, and the strong wind, pushing us away from the shoreline. When I say WAY out, I mean way. Holy. Crap. We paddled for probably an hour trying to get back to shore and we moved about 2 metres total. We finally decided (um... after falling off 2 or 3 times.. paddle INTO the waves, not with them) to go on our knees and paddle in, which was a killer core and quad workout.
So, yeah. It was freaking hard.
So I went out again.
|Man, I must be soooo far! You can't even see me!
|Oh, right. I took that photo.
|When the hell did I get so cocky?
|I can tell by all the photos you're taking of ME, Carter, that this was a GREAT gift I got for you.
In addition to MSC, the studio that I did my Yoga Teacher Training- P3 Yoga- also offers SUPing. Even Yoga on the SUP! (Photos to come later as I tried this at the cottage last week!)
After we SUPed, we had some much needed nap time (can this be my life for real? I never want to go back to teach) and then Carter took me to the MOST amazing, high-class, celebrity hot spot restaurant called Centro in midtown Toronto.
|I can't help it. My guy is sexy.
|You're not ready for what's about to hit you.
|And, naturally, I was extremely classy about it.
7. Course. Chef. Selection. Meal.
|My first time eating Oysters... insert "aphrodisiac" joke here.
|Grilled calamari on top of the most amazing salad of fresh vegetables and herbs.
|Smoked Salmon, Capers, Eggs, Caviar. (Okay so I didn't really like this but I felt cool to have been served Caviar.)
|Lobster Tail! I missed the shot of the Scallops because I was too busy eating.
|The most ridiculously decadent chocolate lava cake and dark chocolate gelato. Helllllllllllllllls yes.
|I'm smiling here, but deep down I'm pissed that I had to share my dessert.
|They must have known I'd had a lot to drink- it looks like I wrote it. Drunk.
|We didn't want our photo taken, but couldn't move for the next 3 days. In fact, I'm typing this from the restaurant.
Don't forget to ENTER to WIN my Titika Sports Bra GIVEAWAY! Contest ends 8/26
1. SUPing. Thoughts? Would you try it?
2. Ever gone out for a ridiculous dinner? DETAILS, people!!!!