Friday, August 22, 2008


Well we have almost been on the East Coast for a week and it has been awesome. Tonight we are vegging so I thought I would write a little note and post a few pics. First of all Abby did amazing on the long plane ride. In fact she finally fell asleep when the turbulence hit
We spent a few days in Halifax area. We spent a few touristy days in downtown area which was so much fun. We had yummy yummy food. We tasted what they claim is the best ice cream in Canada but I wasn't so convinced. Our car broke down right before a roundabout which was fun in the middle of rush hour. Luckily Ryan's uncle was only 20 minutes away. We were able to stay with my friend's Mom and her husband. They were super duper nice to us and leant us their car for the evening and morning. We saw some amazing gardens in the city and then we headed off to Great Grandma and Great Grandpa's house.
Nova Scotia is so beautiful with lots of hills and trees. I couldn't believe it. Great Grandma and Great Grandpa live in Truro so we spent a night and day there. It was pretty fun as they had never met Abby before. They have this amazing park and hike into some waterfalls which was really fun until Abby did a faceplant on the cement. Not so much fun and she has a huge bump on her head today.
Today we headed off for PEI. I am kind of a nerd but seriously I loved Anne of Green Gables growing up and this has always been a dream of mine to come to PEI. Once again another beautiful province. We live in such a beautiful country. The ferry coming over was fun and a nice break since it is blistering hot and our amazing little car doesn't have air conditioning. Sure makes you appreciate the times you live in. Think of those pioneers I don't know how they did it. Don't get me wrong I am ultra grateful to have our little red Honda it has just been super duper hot here.
So that's all for now but think of me tomorrow as I visit The Green Gables site and hopefully my husband doesn't get too bored. He is pretty sweet since he has been here before and he keeps patiently listening to me oohing and aahing over everything. There are a lot of more great pics but you will just have to wait.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Well time seems to go by so fast these days I can't seem to keep up with it all. For the long weekend Abby and I headed out to Alberta it was a weekend packed with fun. We flew out on Saturday morning and we had a pretty good flight. I had booked a super early flight thinking Abby would sleep but she was far too excited for that. She wanted to touch everything and move everywhere. Luckily it was only a two hour flight so we did great.
Saturday was just my own siblings at my parents farm it was so much fun to see the cousins get to know each other and play together. I can't believe how many cousins Abby has already it is crazy. Here is a pic of all of them on the steps. We were missing four in this pic. Two of my brother's daughters couldn't come because of work and my brother in Colorado didn't come until Sunday with his two boys. Fun times and Abby was loving that Grandma let her have a pink popsicle. The rest of the weekend we had most of my cousins on my Dad's side of the family. It was so much fun. My favorite part was we all hiked the farm and my Dad and his siblings pointed out special places they had when they were growing up. It was really neat. After the hike we headed down to the river for some refreshment. Of course we built the traditional rock bridge. For some reason every reunion a rock bridge gets built. Initally Abby wasn't too keen on the cold water and was not going in there but after a bit she sat right in the water with all her clothes on and was screaming when I took her out. Kids!!
Here is a fun pic of some of the cousins getting a ride back to the farm house. We definitely have a great family heritage to be proud of and it was really a great time to get together and visit with each other again.
The only thing missing was my cute hubby who had to work. Next time I am going to work extra hard to make it happen that he can come because both Abby and I missed him. My cousin Liana graciously gave us a ride back to Calgary let me stay at her house and then drove us to the airport. When I put Abby to bed that night we tried to put her in the trundle bed and she totally came out climbed up the stairs and was like hi Mom. Too funny.
All in all it was an awesome weekend.

Yesterday was our wedding anniversary. Can you believe it? Three years already. It seems crazy. After a crazy shift at work I came home to a beautiful bouquet of flowers and then Ryan and I headed to a movie. I have to admit the best present ever besides the flowers was Grandma and Grandpa took Abby for a sleepover and so we got to stay out late and then sleep in. I am really a simple girl and simple things like that really do make my day sometimes.

The countdown is on for our family vacation to Nova Scotia and P.E.I. We leave next Monday for two whole weeks. I am so excited to see that part of the country meet some of Ryan's relatives and just have some fun family time. Only five more sleeps!!!