Weekend Notes Partie Onze

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Happy Friday everyone! I cannot believe how fast summer is going by. Can you believe my last weekend notes post was back in June? Seems like a lifetime ago.

In case you don’t follow me on Instagram, I thought I’d share was is going on in my life.


A few weeks ago, The Community House in Birmingham, fired our ballet teacher, claiming they are going in a new direction. First of all, the summer session had only started a few weeks prior. Next, they changed our adult class in the Fall to only 45 minutes and no pointe.

The first week without Renee, our sub who claimed she is trained in ballet. It was the worst class in my life. It was BAD.

This Tuesday, we had our new official teacher. She comes well trained and was shocked at how advanced our class is. She is upset about the 45 minute class in the Fall and plans to change it for the winter session. Granted, I think no one is signing up for the Fall session based on how short the class is. We shall see how this plays out!


Today, I get to see my little cousins Will and Alex. I used to talk about them a lot on here. Over a year and a half ago they moved to Florida because my cousin, Matt, got a promotion. I’ve only seen them twice since they moved. I’ve practically raised them and was at the hospital when they were both born.

Anyways, I am so excited to see them. My mom, Jodie and I are taking them to Tim Hortons(no shock there). We basically got them addicted to timmies at a very young age. They get ‘kid iced capps’ aka smoothies, frozen lemonade, etc.

Then tomorrow, my mom and I are babysitting them and some other kids (6 total) while the parents go out and catch up.

Port Austin

Sunday, I think we are finally going to Port Austin and kayaking to Turnip Rock. I know I mentioned I was going in the last weekend notes but the weather turned out being too cold that weekend. And of course any other weekend we talked about going, the weather was crappy. Keep your fingers crossed for nice weather.

I’m not quite ready for summer to be over. There are so many thing I still want to do. But I am happy about fall. I always seem to have mixed feelings.

I hope you all have a fabulous weekend. Do you have anything exciting planned?


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  • Sounds like you had quite an exciting time lately and I am glad you are getting to see your cousins, family is precious xx

  • The SoloEssentialist

    oh my Babysitting 6 kids…sounds like a handful! lol. But i’m sure its worth is. I like this post!

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  • Steph

    I hope everything works out with ballet! It’s unfortunate that something you love has to be negatively impacted by someone else’s incompetence!

    Family time is special time! Sounds like you had a lovely mix of life’s best things- passions, family and travel!


  • Esraa Bassiouny

    Looks like you have a great month ahead. Enjoy.

  • La Veine

    Shorter ballet classes are such a bummer, specially when you spend most of the time stretching out. I hope they rethink that change so people can still go 🙂

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    • I know! 45 minutes is usually what it takes us to do barre!

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  • Isabelle Skoog

    Sounds like you’ve had a great time!

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  • Have fun with your cousins! Kayaking sounds fun, too!

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  • Kara Aragon

    Cool stuff. Kayaking is one of my fav things to do but I haven’t gone in forever. Have fun.

    Kara Aragon

  • I wish there was a Tim Hortons in the uk!
    Aleeha xXx

    • There actually is! They have 2 so far, Glasgow and Birmingham. They plan on adding more too!

  • Lippie 143

    Sounds like you had great fun. Enjoyed reading the post.
    Lippie 💋

  • Thanks Courtney!

  • Vanessa

    Such a lovely post to read! Family is so important, enjoy your time with them! I hope you have a great weekend!


  • This was such a lovely post to read through. I’m glad you got to spend some time with family – it’s always a great time y’know?

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  • Your ballet class sounds like such a nightmare at the moment – I hope you manage to get it all sorted and back to normalish. Your family sounds so lovely, enjoy spending time together!

    Heather xx

    • It has been. The way TCH has been treating my old teacher too is also appalling!

  • Ms Tantrum

    Such a lovely lifestyle post. Enjoy every moment possible with your family. These are the best times. Hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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  • Hi Jennifer,

    I am sorry to hear about your ballet teacher. I hope that you will be happy with the new one. She sounds better than your sub.

    Have fun in Port Austin tomorrow. I like kayaking and I am sure you will have a great time.

  • Such an interesting!
    Have a nice Sunday!

  • Aditi Oberoi Malhotra

    Your new ballet teacher sounds promising, hopefully it all works out! And have fun in Port Austin!
    Adi xx

    • I hope it does too. Thanks Adi!

  • Ah this is such a lovely post and it’s so nice to see everything so promising! Such a lovely post and can’t wait to see more!! 🙂

    Layla xx

  • AngeliePangilinan

    I am glad that you get to spend some time with your cousins! Those are always fun!

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  • Such an amazing post! You are amazing!

  • Sounds awesome! And I’m amazed at how quickly summer is going too. It’s like I blinked my eyes and missed it! Not ready for cool weather just yet,


  • Thanks Alina!

  • Ellese Launer

    So sorry to hear about the ballet class. I hope it gets resolved soon. There is something so therapeutic and beautiful about dance. Makes me want to start classes again! XO, Ellese


    • Our new teacher is very good and she is working very hard to fix the time for the class in the fall. She understands as adults we do not want a 45 minute class.