Monday, August 31, 2015

August 1-31, 2015

August 1, 2015
Spent a couple of hours at Calaway Park with these weirdos before heading back on the highway to make our way west to the Okanagan!

August 2, 2015
After church we spent a nice quiet evening visiting and letting the dogs get used to each other. Treats always unite!

August 3, 2015
Today was boating day! We all took turns being pulled on the tube - TJ getting knocked off a few times. A few of the kids (and Lyndon) tried out knee boarding, too. Great times!

August 4, 2015
A fun and exciting new experience - getting up close and personal with some kangaroos at a Kangaroo farm outside Kelowna. Amazing!

August 5, 2015
The weather cooperated long enough for us to hike down to this nice, semi-private beach on Kalamalka lake for a swim.

August 6, 2015
With rainy weather we spent some time visiting local fun spots like Davison Orchard and a bee keeping place. I especially loved all of the sunflowers.

August 7, 2015
Lazy day in the sun floating down the canal in Enderby. The water was crystal clear and the sandy bottom was paradise. We will definitely do it again!

August 8, 2015
We were thrilled for one last day in Vernon to boat around Kalamalk lake and spend time jumping off to swim in the crystal clear, turquoise water. It felt like paradise!

August 9, 2015
A long day of driving home from Vernon with a short stop off for dinner in Chestermere before making it safely back home. 

August 10, 2015
This girl was blessed to have her Auntie dye her hair ombre. She loves it and looks so much older now :)

August 11, 2015
JJ was rocking some super poofy hair after taking out her braids. I think she secretly loved it.

August 12, 2015
JJ chose to celebrate her birthday with just one friend - they went swimming at the leisure center, then out for lunch and shopping at the mall. It was an oh-so-grown-up way to celebrate turning 9!

August 13, 2015
A first for us - we headed to Red Rock Canyon in Waterton with some of our best friends for a day of exploring, hiking, and some delicious ice cream cones.

August 14, 2015
Another birthday party - this time with a lot of friends and at the local waterpark. These goofy girls have so much fun together. Lots of giggles (and a few wasps trying to steal the picnic) - a great way to celebrate turning 11!

August 15, 2015
Bubble time!

August 16, 2015
We cool.

August 17, 2015
This photo pretty much encapsulates JJ - laughter and joy. Looking more grown up every day. Happy 9th to you!

August 18, 2015
I tried out making my own version of some lemon cookies I tried while in BC. I have to say - I like my version even better! Delish!

August 19, 2015
Enjoying our first few days of a community mailbox! Exciting stuff!

August 20, 2015
Eerie. #TheBirds

August 21, 2015
Might be raining but we got camp set up in record time and were warm and cozy inside!

August 22, 2015

After enjoying a beautiful baptism of our cousin's daughter, we checked out the Brooks Aquaduct, which is a Provincial Historical site. Very cool that they were able to construct such a thing over 100 years ago - and it still stands.

August 23, 2015
This girl was baptized and really loved spending time (lots of time) with Aspen. I think this girl needs a dog!

August 24, 2015
This girl received her Patriarchal Blessing (yesterday) and it was such a special experience. Great things are in store for this special young woman - we feel blessed to have her in our home.

August 25, 2015
Lyndon and I took on a little project - refinishing the top of our thrift store table to be an nice off-white. It was a learning experience! Phew!

August 26, 2015
I LOVE how our table turned out and how it brightens the room. I feel proud for having done it. Just don't ask me to do it again any time soon!

 August 27, 2015
BB had a special birthday day spent with one of her BFFs mini golfing and having lunch out. She felt so special - and loved every single minute. Friends are the best.

August 28, 2015

 August 29, 2015
Happy 17th to us! We are still going strong and are more in love than ever. We have learned lots together, grown as a couple and as individuals, had lots of laughs together, and are each other's best friend. Marriage is a wonderful thing.

August 30, 2015
Oh my heart - these girls. They pooled their money to buy me some goodies from Bath and Body Works - some candles, creams, and a gorgeous candle holder with my favorite, OWLS! They are so thoughtful and generous. I sure love them.

August 31, 2015
Celebrating the last day of summer before school starts by going to see the silliest movie ever - The Minions!

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