The Last Hurrah

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If there's one thing I can say about Summer 2014, is that we truly made the most. Our season was filled with fun activities, events and travel - which is why I can't help but to be blessed yet sad at the same time. Summer was fantastic. These are some of the last shots of our Summer. Sun, grass, smiles and friends. Park, play, ride & camping.        We were right in … [Read more...]

Back to School for the Twins Plus One

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Today is Back to School! My oldest is now in Grade 5 and the twins just started Grade 1. Myself? I have my days free, a first in 10 years. Yes, there were a few teary moments and it was hectic to get 3 kids settled into 3 different classes in only a matter of minutes. Yet, they are there and I am here. The house is quiet. It's just me and my coffee, and the sounds of the keys as I type. I miss you summer … [Read more...]

This is Gross

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We were recently hit with quite the storm, completely out of nowhere on a beautiful hot day. The storm blew in faster than I could shut the windows. The fierce wind picked up much dirt and covered everything in the house. Gross. Most of my tall aspen trees couldn't fight against the wind and uprooted. Ugh. Then. The hail started. We didn't get it as bad as some, causing damage to cars … [Read more...]

Long Weekending

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Part of our long weekend was spent at the creek property. Running free ... and riding bikes. Yet, in Katie's case, she rode until her pedal broke off. I just blogged about the twins learning to ride bikes, so this is timely. I told ya these girls were working hard! ;)   . . . … [Read more...]

My Twins are Six!

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This past weekend we did some celebrating - my twins turned Six! Six is a pretty big number, it's like overnight they turn into school-age children. Taller, stronger, more independent and mature ... Hold me! I'll post more about their birthday soon, yet truth is, I haven't even had time to even go through their photos yet. *someone* {me} decided it would be a good week to do an impromptu bedroom renovation. … [Read more...]

Westerner Days 2014

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This past week was Westerner Days in our city. The first day of the week-long celebration included a parade. My oldest was in it with cheer, so that means we were out the door pretty much when the sun rose. Then, we took in the Westerner Days Fair right after. I was surprised at my oldest, taking on the biggest rides for the first time. She literally could not get enough {of everything that made me dizzy just to … [Read more...]

Fireworks {Kind of} Captured

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We spent a few days at our creek property last week, and celebrated Canada Day there. It was an incredible camping trip, and for a very specific reasons {but, more on that later}.  Of course, the highlight after the sun fully set, was the fireworks! Not long at all and it wasn't an intense and dramatic show - but they were one of the best ever.  A family chose them, invited neighbours and we … [Read more...]

Summer!

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HAPPY SUMMER EVERYONE!  {said with so much excitement I could burst} We had a remarkable weekend and a wonderful start to summer 2014!  Friday was the twins last day of Kindergarten {sniff}, so after some morning festivities at the school we went to 'Food Truck Fridays' downtown with some friends and ate lunch in the park. Some of the best food is served out the side of a truck. Just … [Read more...]

Weekending

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Making s'mores over the weekend. Is there a more perfect end to the day? . . . … [Read more...]

Moments Like This

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It's moments like this, while out camping, that make all the bug bites totally worth it. Solitude, peace, reflection and all the time in the world to watch my babies grow.   . … [Read more...]