Saturday, August 30, 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.



It's one of the most beautiful spots on this earth. And I'm so incredibly blessed and thankful to have married a guy whose family has a place out there. (Justin sometimes accuses me of having married him in large part because of the PEI perk... I don't even try to deny it.) It was such a wonderful week there with family and friends. For me, one of the highlights was meeting my brother in law Adam's girlfriend, Cassandra, who fits into the family so well and was especially loved by my Ella. 

This year, because Justin was still working on the new house, the kids and I made the 20 hour drive just the four of us. Yes, mental I know. But we survived and it was actually a fun and adventurous road trip together. These pictures begin in Ottawa where we left from my parents house in the morning, and then drove through Quebec where we stopped for french fries and cheese curds. When in french Canada...