friday photos

we spent this last week in Alberta and had a great time! I took my kids to many of my favorite spots when I was a kid, and we enjoyed some proper hot days!

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I flew alone with 4 kids!! It was definitely one of the longer hours of my life, but we made it {and get to repeat that again tomorrow}.

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Miles got to meet great-grandma!

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Saskatoon berry pie — one of my favs!

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The kids loved my parents’ labs {except for maybe stella}, especially Olivia, that girl needs a dog!

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We celebrated Stella’s birthday {again…lucky girl}.

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The kids discovered ‘retro’ cartoons. The Jetsons, Flinstones, Inspector Gadget…all the shows I watched as a kid. I’m not sure how I feel about them being called retro.

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Yes, that’s a lobster, yes I ate it all myself, and yes I’m spoiled. Sorry, sorta.

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Miles loves him some bread & fries, a baby after my own heart.

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Can you see the bear?? It’s there I promise…

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The kids were pretty excited by the deer in Waterton.

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We spent a couple of afternoons at the outdoor pool, I used to love that place as a kid, and they loved it too.

Well, I had a few more pictures of Waterton {it’s so beautiful & one of my favorite places I’ve ever been!}, but Stella decided to delete a bunch of my photos…

Happy Friday!

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photo friday

Friday was a bit of a whirlwind so photos had to wait until today. We were holidaying on vancouver island last week, went home for a quick overnight & then headed to Lethbridge. Here are a few pics from our fabulous week on the island…

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On the ferry with the cousins.

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lovely outdoor patio at 'bon rouge'

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mimosa & eggs benedict extraordinaire

We got to celebrate 12 years of marriage in Victoria! Mike & I snuck away for a quick lunch at a great bistro ‘bon rouge’. If you’re ever in Victoria I highly recommend it. I had a lovely mimosa & the best eggs benedict I’ve ever tasted, I’m still dreaming about it…

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baby shades

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We spent a lot of time in the pool. The kids absolutely loved it, we even managed to get Stella to go in!

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We took a trip to see the butchart gardens one evening, so beautiful.

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Stella turned 5!

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We took a day trip to Victoria with just the girls.

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Smores!!

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A quick stop at the raspberry festival for poffertjies {I really have no idea how to spell that word} before flying to Alberta.

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On the flight {me & four kids, meant lots of biscuits for Miles}.

Now we’re here in Lethbridge, relaxing & enjoying grandparents & sun!

Happy Weekend!

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We’re off to Victoria for a family vacation today! I’ve pretty much been on vacation mode all week.

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One of the things on our summer list was berry picking. Washington state has the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted {except for maybe the south of France!}, and strawberry season is almost finished and we wanted to get them before they’re gone!

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A hot Sunday afternoon called for the slip n slide.

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Stella got a new do. Love the shorter hair on her.

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Miles was tuckered out after a day of fun!

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Almost got this shirt for Mike, he hates going to the Gap with me…

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We’ve had a glorious week of sun, these pre-mixed drinks you just pop in the freezer make a great treat {grown-ups only!}.

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Olivia had more swimming lessons, she is such a fish it blows me away. That splash is her shooting off the slide at the end of a lesson

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I have a tomato {or 2}! I’m ridiculously excited about this. It’s been 8 years since I’ve grown them, fresh garden tomatoes are my fav.

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All packed up & ready for our vaca!!

Happy Friday!

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We’re off to Victoria for a family vacation today! I’ve pretty much been on vacation mode all week.

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One of the things on our summer list was berry picking. Washington state has the best strawberries I’ve ever tasted {except for maybe the south of France!}, and strawberry season is almost finished and we wanted to get them before they’re gone!

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A hot Sunday afternoon called for the slip n slide.

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Stella got a new do. Love the shorter hair on her.

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Miles was tuckered out after a day of fun!

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Almost got this shirt for Mike, he hates going to the Gap with me…

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We’ve had a glorious week of sun, these pre-mixed drinks you just pop in the freezer make a great treat {grown-ups only!}.

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Olivia had more swimming lessons, she is such a fish it blows me away. That splash is her shooting off the slide at the end of a lesson

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I have a tomato {or 2}! I’m ridiculously excited about this. It’s been 8 years since I’ve grown them, fresh garden tomatoes are my fav.

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All packed up & ready for our vaca!!

Happy Friday!

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“The sun has put his hat on, hip hip hip hip hurray!” {As Lola would say}
It finally feels like summer and we are LOVING it!

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Ok, Target. School supplies? Really? Really?

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Before the sun came out to play we had a chilly couple days at swimming. Livi is an absolute fish, she clearly does not get that from me. {Pools are for dipping in quickly to cool off while sunbathing, aren’t they?}

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We were having some fun before bed…

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4th of July cookies! I’ll take any excuse to make {& eat} choc chip cookies.

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Mike is going to build us a huge table top out of reclaimed wood — I’m so excited!

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‘Boating’ on the 4th. Stella doesn’t look so sure, but she really did love it too!

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Stella decided to love bike riding this week. She does,however, feel the need to pack some ‘heat’ when she rides.

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Miles may have had his first french fry at Sonic, & he may have really liked it {& he may get that from me}.

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I’ll end with my favorite picture of the week, enjoying the sun with my girl.

Happy Friday!