Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy campers

We are home from a couple days in the mountains camping. It was great fun. Lovely spot. Best company. My Mom is the best Grandma ever. She takes the kids out in the woods to look at flowers and all sorts of interesting bugs etc. And she brings them back!

Here are a couple pictures of our little mini vacation.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Going fishing...

Well the boys are. We are headed out tomorrow to go camping with my Mom and Dad. We bought a tent and we are hoping for the best. If the weather gets ugly we'll all cram into Mom and Dad's camper. Camping with an insurance policy.

I have been trying to do a blog entry all week, but it has been impossible. Just too busy. This summer is a blur. I expect August to be a lot calmer.

Wishing you all sunny weather, whether you are in a tent or not.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Gone fishing

We went out fishing with the Grandparents and the Okotoks Watts family. I decided to take my good camera and I got a wee bit snap happy. Took MILLIONS of pictures. Here are a couple of my favourites.

Monday, July 12, 2010


Wow - times just goes so fast. I thought that life would slow down and be a bit more relaxed during summer vacation, but it has been pretty fast paced.

Such busy happenings.

We had a 45th anniversary party for my parents on Saturday. Just a small affair. I was so busy planning and getting things organized that I didn't stop too long to think about the occasion. When the dust settled, I have to say that I am so proud of my parents. 45 years is no small accomplishment. Its a big deal in fact.

I can't even begin to express the light that my parents have been in my world. They seem to have no end of love, no shortness of concern, and a huge capacity to enjoy people. I have watched them embrace people and care for them, not just their family, but all sorts of people who have wandered into their lives. I think this is what makes me most proud! I love their giving spirit. As a couple they are amazing ambassadors for God.

Love you lots Mom and Dad.

Sunday, July 04, 2010

A few pictures

As promised some pictures. Hope this post finds you all well and enjoying your summers too.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

We are home

Safe and sound. Plants are all alive and doing well. Wes is looking great to all of us. Gavin finally saved enough to get his Wii (with help from Mom and Dad). So he is busy playing it now.

We had a fabulous time. One night with the Watts family in Sherwood Park, a couple nights in Edson with Ali and family, and one night at the Hotel McLeod in Edmonton (5 stars). A serious amount of play and fun. Really worth the long drives with three little ones in the car.

The kids were GREAT! Couldn't have asked for better behaviour.

I will post some pictures later and maybe try to remember a couple cute stories. For now, I'm just tired, so this is it!