Sunday, July 31, 2011


A little long weekend fun!  The sun is shining, don't you want to just run through the sunshine?  And hold the sun in your hands?
I love this series of shots and couldn't choose just one to share with you.
  It makes me feel so free!
PS. my floors are washed in case you were getting worried.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Almost August

I know my blogging has been fairly pathetic as of late, but it's summer;  I've been super lazy, not very introspective or profound, am I ever?  And just really not having a lot to say, tired and just doing a lot of nothing.  I just figure sometimes we need days with no agenda, no projects, watching movies in the afternoon if we feel like it, eating ice cream for dinner if we want, sleeping in late, although that has NOT been happening near enough!  Days when it doesn't matter that I haven't washed the floors since before we went on holidays, and that there are weeds taking over some places.  And this is our first summer since we've lived here that we don't have any company coming!  Really what is with that?  Come on Albertans!

I do want to send you some Oregon love from the real photographers in the family.  Things that are beautiful in nature make me so happy! 
"Nature is not God but God revealing the weight of Himself, all His glory, through the looking glass of nature"..  Ann Voskamp
Here are a few, sit and enjoy, don't wash your floors, sip an ice cold bevvy and enjoy your day!  Compliments of KD

 I love his expression

 It was a little windy, totally posed!

 My little red head is getting more strawberry blonde all the time

 This is awesome! SOOC
 I totally LOVE this shot!
 She makes me howl!

 Nothing better than a shot like this, reminds me of stormy clouds over golden Alberta wheat fields.

 Me and my girl

Amazing in the storm, I would have liked to see it sunny at this spot, but the misty dark photos were so cool!


Saturday, July 23, 2011


A girl needs a good pair of panties.  A friend of mine posted this on HIS (yes I'm a bit concerned) facebook wall and I got a kick out of it.  She grew up in a small town in Saskatchewan and sings about how difficult it is to find a good pair, unless you have a Bargain Shop, which we do have - think dollar store, but messier. Good for a weekend giggle.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

A Thousand Gifts

Thankful hearts abound:

272. Dark, rolling thunder clouds letting down rain and then bright sunshine pouring through making that dark, green golden hour of stunning light
273. Summer... days of lazying and not worrying about getting  any of IT done
274. Long time friends coming and always picking up right where we left off
275. 21 years of friendship that is more like sisters
276. My real sister by marriage home from surgery in Vancouver
277. Cut garden flowers spilling over vases
278. Sore muscles from a good soccer game and my knee feeling good again
279. Raspberry crisp from home grown berries!!  Second batch in the oven.
280. 7 ladies for lunch and laughter, I love having people in my home
281. Cleaning out sandboxes for little boys to visit and maybe big boys to play in still once in awhile
282.  Jacob being at camp and hoping for a list of great stories when he's home tomorrow
283.  People who give and love into our kids' lives
284.  A happy dog who gives us so much fun and giggles

Friday, July 15, 2011

Oregon or Bust!

Our family is home from a whirlwind tour of Oregon, the coast mainly.  It's been years since we've been that way, and we decided it would be a great destination for holidays this year.  And it was! We had fantastic weather (for there) til our very last day.  It was sunny and clear, often it's cloudy and rainy, so we took full advantage.  The water wasn't warm for swimming, except by Jacob who will go in anything, he's a true Alberta boy at heart, even though he's never lived there.  My favorite quote from him this trip was, "It's like a brain freeze on my feet", only to find him fully boogie boarding later the same day.  I'm linking you to my facebook photo page for photos, there are too many good ones to try uploading with blogger. 
It`s good to be home to a washing machine, clean dishes (not just `camping clean`) and a soft bed, but we have a camera and mind full of wonderful memories!