Friday, August 29, 2014


The days are a little cooler, aren't they? The crispness of Fall is just around the corner. We can feel summer winding down, making way for Autumn.

For our family it's been a wonderful summer with lots of change and even some significant new beginnings. But in between packing up our previous house and moving into a new one, we also got to celebrate the beauty of a sister's wedding, enjoy Newfoundland for the first time, and spend time with many loved ones first in Yew York then in Ottawa then in Prince Edward Island. Between the blessed busyness of packing and travelling and vacationing, I also had a busted computer for the past month so I kind of wound up taking an unplanned blogging break. But now, before the summer concludes and a new season begins, I'm itching to get some pictures posted before they fade into the background and out of memory.

So here we go. The summer in pictures. I plan to post quite a few summer posts in the next couple days, get caught up, and be ready for a return to writing articles on here in September. Browsing through all these pictures quickly like this, I'm reminded afresh of what a wonderful summer it's been and I'm filled with thanks for the time we were able to spend with people we love in places we love.


New York Part I

Rewind all the way to the first week of July. The kids and I drove to New York (leaving Justin home to work on the new house) where we spent about ten days with our family there. Hard to believe this was almost two months ago now. Our summer began with a wonderful few days at Grandpa and Gigi's home. It feels like a Bed & Breakfast, to be honest. :) It's such a beautiful, peaceful, refreshing spot. The kids swam, hang out with their cousins, played with their Grandparents, fed the fish, watched movies, had a 4th of July BBQ with extended family. It was a great time!

Thank you, Dad and Laura, for making us all so welcome and loved in your beautiful home. 
We love you and miss you both dearly.