Sunday, July 31, 2016


I went for a 10 mile walk today. It was a gorgeous day for it.

Saturday, July 30, 2016


I visited the farmer's market with my girls today.

Friday, July 29, 2016


So...just like Kiandra predicted....her ride home from the canoe trip was also arranged without an issue. On the way back from where they were canoeing, they were able to make a little detour and Kezia and I met them in a convenience store parking lot. Kez and I had picked up A&W and we ate it outside while we waited to meet up with Kiandra.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


We have named our new kitten Juilliard. She is named after the school of performing arts in NYC and the school Troy Bolton from High School Musical applied to in HSM 3. Juilliard (Jewels/Jules) is settling into life at our house. She is still a bit of a pest to Princeton and we still need to keep them separate when we aren't there to break up some of their disagreements but I think she is going to be good company and entertainment for Prince.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016


I was on kitchen duty again for day camp and I was able to watch Kaden and 4 other guy leaders have a water chugging contest.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016


Today Kaden arrived for day 2 of Day Camp in his staff shirt with his official application form in his hand...not just anyone can start working before they apply! :)

Monday, July 25, 2016


Last week when Kaden helped out for the group game at our church's day camp, he mentioned to the director that if they needed LITs (Leader in Training) that he was available. He was asked on Saturday if he wanted to join this week and for the next 2 weeks after that and Kaden accepted all 3 weeks. Today he had to be at church at 7:30am for the team meeting and I was the lucky one to be able to get up early to drop him off.

Sunday, July 24, 2016


I'm so amazed by this girl and her willingness to live life as an adventure at every turn.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


We were invited to out for supper to Conrad's brother's place and this is the view from their driveway. What a good reminder that everything is made beautiful in His time.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


Not *quite* Vegas temperatures but a nice night to walk to Menchie's for some froyo...

Wednesday, July 20, 2016


After the storm, Kaden attended a hockey scrimmage with some of his Warrior teammates. Funny how there was available ice time from 10:10-11:10pm...

Tuesday, July 19, 2016


When you have just returned from Mexico, it is perfectly acceptable to wear a fake fur vest for bike riding to get a Slurpee in 26 degree temperatures....

Monday, July 18, 2016


I've been faithfully getting 10 000 steps each day since Conrad surprised me with a fit bit as an anniversary present. Tonight as I was walking late on a secluded wooded path I came across a deer who was also out walking. We stared at each other for awhile and then I slowly continued on my way. Note to Self: stay on the more travelled roads next time!

Sunday, July 17, 2016


Yup...I am that stalker Mom who tracks the flights of my kids...only 6 hours until they arrive back home!

Saturday, July 16, 2016


Kiandra and I attended our first fringe show of the season tonight.

Friday, July 15, 2016


We stopped in at Conrad's parent's place to swim this evening and this sign wasn't true tonight! Kiandra passed her NLS this afternoon and so tonight there WAS a lifeguard on duty! I am proud of Kiandra for "diving in" to this new challenge and I'm excited to see where this new role will take her.

Thursday, July 14, 2016


Early morning check out as we prepare to head home after a wonderful vacation. Life is so good.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Savouring the last moments of our last full day here in Vegas...we could get used to this and hope our health allows us to head south for the Winter when we retire.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016


Kiandra's snap chat message today and the only damage from her first accident...

Monday, July 11, 2016


There has been lots of time to just "be still" during this vacation which has been a change from our usual trips with the kids... we have had lots of time for reading, relaxing by the pool, and enjoying the sunshine.

Sunday, July 10, 2016


Even at almost midnight the temperatures are awesome! Conrad and I need to find a way to move here!

Saturday, July 9, 2016


A little stop as we were driving back to Vegas from Anaheim...I never thought Conrad would ever become a coffee drinker but now he seeks it out...

Friday, July 8, 2016


Conrad asked me how I wanted to celebrate my 40th birthday...I said "go to Disney!" and he made it happen...So today we celebrated my 40th birthday on our 20th anniversary trip during Disneyland's 60th birthday year. It was a great day to celebrate everything!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Tuesday, July 5, 2016


If you don't take a picture, then it didn't happen... :)

Monday, July 4, 2016


We lost our tree in the front yard a few weeks ago and today a new one was planted in its place:

Sunday, July 3, 2016


Kiandra got an adult colouring book for a birthday present and today I snuck this photo of her colouring in it to wind down her evening.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Friday, July 1, 2016


Canada Day tradition: Ice Cream before heading off to the fire works!