Weekend Coffee Share: Trip to Montreal, Circus Makeup, and Baby CPR!

If we were having coffee, we would be sitting in one of the coffee shops in the Montreal Airport. I would tell you which one, except I don’t speak French. Perhaps, I could just give you the gate number it is closest to?

Anyway, if you could find me, we would be having our coffee around 5:30 am and it would have to be only one cup, because my flight back to the states is at 6:05 am! We could have had our coffee earlier, but it took a day and a half to get through check-in, baggage check, and customs. I honestly thought I was going to miss my flight. It was weird, it wasn’t like the line was long for check-in or anything major happened. It was just a myriad of problems, starting with the check-in machines not working, aided by the wrong bag tags being printed, and ended with a very thorough agent testing my computer. Next time…I will ask to be at the airport 3 hours before departure!

Whew…now that that is out of the way. I was in Montreal for a circus show with Cirque Dreams the past three days. It was a private event at the Palais de Congress for the 2015 annual convention of NAFCU (National Association of Federal Credit Unions). I had lots of fun as always! These shows are always a great way for me to come out of my shell. I am such a reserved person in my normal life that these shows provide me a platform to burst out and do things I would never do! Although I didn’t get to take a picture with the entire cast, below is a picture I took while I was putting my makeup on.

Pre-Show Makeup

Unfortunately, I didn’t get much time to see the city of Montreal. I walked around for probably about an hour and a half total. From what I did see, the city looks beautiful. I will definitely have to put this on my list of things to do.

In addition to getting some of my energy out this weekend, I also got a chance to spend some time writing. I plan on continuing my stunt chronicles tomorrow with my first experience with explosives!

Oh…and lastly, and most importantly! I continued my “daddy doings” this week. My wife and I attended a baby CPR & first aid class at Babies R’ Us. Who knew that CPR & the Heimlich was that different for infants? You know what the hardest part is? Not the actual compressions or signs of issues, but all the fancy ways they have you move the babies from side to side or to in front of you. It’s almost like you are learning how to rave. Haha! We also took this week to reveal the gender of our baby to the world. Because my wife is amazing, she made these wonderful cupcakes with colored icing inside. You were to bite the cupcake and it would either reveal blue (for a boy) or pink (for a girl). It was absolutely incredible! We took all the cupcakes to work and had a great time! Since I didn’t bring an extra cupcake with me, here are some pictures!

Cupcakes2015-06-24 14.24.08


Anyway, sorry to be abrupt, but gotta run! Wouldn’t want to miss my flight back home! Till next weekend…


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9 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share: Trip to Montreal, Circus Makeup, and Baby CPR!

  1. Hi it sounds like you had a great weekend the show sounds fantastic and I am delighted with your baby girl news!! I am so pleased you are learning Baby CPR I hope you never need it but if you stay calm and do as you are taugh it could be invaluable. The cakes are such a clever idea ! I look forward to next weekend and to the little Newbie’s arrival!! PS> I hope you caught the plane!!

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  2. Wow! Congratulations all around! 🙂 Sending best wishes your way to you and your family. I can only imagine the fun you had in Montreal. I have never had the chance to visit but anyone I know who has, they all love it and say how beautiful it is. Keep sending out that positive energy! 🙂

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  3. Ahhhh, a little girl! Wonderful! I’m sure she will be the light of her Daddy’s life! I always like your posts. They are filled with such energy!

    Airports make me crazy nervous when it comes to arriving on time, checking in, checking baggage, going through security, finding the gate, and then boarding. The actual flight is fine. It’s all the other stuff that gets me. I hope you had an uneventful flight home!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Corina! She will definitely be the light of daddy’s life. 🙂 I definitely had an uneventful flight home, you know minus a 4hr layover only 3hrs driving distance from my final destination. Haha…


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