Saturday, August 31, 2013


Malia trying the climbing wall at church camp.

Friday, August 30, 2013


Manitoba might be flat...but it still holds much beauty.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Enjoying a cruise in an old Camaro on a spontaneous girls night out!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Every summer (probably for the past 10 years we figured), we have had an annual ice cream date with the family of my 4 flower girls. I'm so blessed to still stay connected with the girls, their little brother and their parents. My favorite tradition!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Sunday, August 25, 2013


Nightly bedtime prayer time. I love cuddly family selfies!

Saturday, August 24, 2013


I spent a big part of my afternoon decluttering and organizing my desk. I should've taken a 'before' picture to show just how impressive this feat was...but regardless, I'm very happy with the end result. Now, to keep it this way!!

Friday, August 23, 2013


Keeping the no-cavity streak alive at their annual visit to the dentist (as well as better than 20/20 vision at the eye doctor)!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


My view on the way home from the city tonight. Love the hot air balloon.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013


And just like that my quiet 3 days have come to an end with the return of my family. Happy to see them again. But not the mess they brought back with them!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013


Today was my first time visiting Ikea since it opened in Winnipeg. I didn't look around the store at all, but I did enjoy a lovely visit with a dear friend while eating this tasty breakfast for the amazingly low price of $2!!

Monday, August 19, 2013


Every year when my family leaves for their annual father/daughter camping trip, I feel a little sad watching them drive away. But it doesn't last long!

Sunday, August 18, 2013


After hearing from a couple of people about Taco Del Mar, I decided to take my family there to try it out. The verdict: It was a hit with all 4 of us! AND...with kids eating free on Sundays, we ate for under $20!

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Malia helping Dad mow the lawn for the first time.

Friday, August 16, 2013


The girls had a great time at VBS this week...and I thoroughly enjoyed my kid-free mornings!

Thursday, August 15, 2013


3 different stores, 2 hours and almost $100 (!!!!!) later and we're still not entirely done school supply shopping. Somebody remind me why I thought I loved this? After today, I can't remember.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Taking in the active farming view from our backyard.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Girls night with my bestie tonight included trying out Menchies - which is basically a frozen yogurt buffet with many different flavors and toppings. My only problem is that I rediscovered that I'm not much of a frozen yogurt fan...I much prefer ice cream.

Monday, August 12, 2013


Heading out the door for a brisk 2 mile walk as I try to work my way up to running again. I have a feeling it's going to be a long journey to get back to where I was, but at least this is a start.

Sunday, August 11, 2013


Beautiful (and colorful) view on the beach this morning.

Saturday, August 10, 2013


Mini golfing with my siblings & their spouses (minus one set).

Friday, August 9, 2013

Thursday, August 8, 2013


Me and the girls went dress shopping today for their auntie's upcoming wedding. They are involved in the ceremony but we got to pick our own dresses (fitting in the color scheme). These aren't what we ended up with - those dresses only to be revealed after the September 27th wedding - but it's a snapshot of our fun afternoon together.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I don't make it a habit of watching TV in bed, but tonight I'm enjoying some Friends while waiting for Les to get home.

Monday, August 5, 2013


Joelle has excitedly re-introduced the skill of friendship bracelets to me. She learned how to make one particular kind at camp last week and I have been re-living the good ol' days by joining in with her and Malia. It really is a bit addicting...

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Friday, August 2, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013


They look happy to be reunited after Joelle's 4 night camp stint...but don't let their expressions totally fool you! They were fighting seconds before this was taken and again as soon as we got in the van to head home. Sigh...