Sunday, 3 September 2017

Summer Summary

Summer had lots of extra cuddles anticipating Carmen going away to BYU

Chloe and her friend Sarah hiked Lake Agnes Teahouse above Lake Louise

We had our first family trip to Toby Creek:

Steven and Ken biked

Natalie and Barb and the kids pictured hiked:

We also checked out Lillian Lake 

And tried out Grandma's kayaks

Steven turned 21!

Steven, Mom, and Dad hiked Crypt Lake

Chloe and Mom had a girls retreat to Kananaskis Lodge with Ortensia and Camille

Carmen squeezed in some fun at the end of her summer

Fishing the Bow with Dad

And hiking Johnston Canyon Inkpots with Mom

Then it was off to BYU!

Plus an early birthday celebration for Zoë!

Friday, 14 July 2017

No One Sweeter

Chloe turned Sweet 16!

Nothing better than a summer birthday!

Carmen swung us a deal on a pool rental, and we had a perfect evening

Happy Birthday to Chloe!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Canada Day Long Weekend

We had a fun visit from Jaclyn, Mason, and Zoë on the long weekend! We mostly only took pictures of Zoë, but her parents arms and legs made a couple of photos!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Chloe High School Awards

Chloe was invited to the Grade 10 Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year!

She was recognized for English 10, Spanish 10, Math 20, and Outstanding Student - Female

Fun to share a plaque with Jaclyn!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Father's Day

When my dad blessed the food on our Father's Day Sunday dinner, he expressed gratitude for fathers and children. I feel that completely.

Bernie and kids

Brent and kids

Mark and kids

Ken and kids

Monday, 29 May 2017

Celebrating Carmen's High School Graduation

Well, there's still exams to look forward to, but Carmen's Class of 2017 had their graduation celebration last week.

Blondes vs Brunettes

With the Buds

Hair and makeup in the early afternoon made it a busy day - Carmen's date got to our house 6 minutes before we got home!

The results were worth it

(Inserting a little nostalgia here)

These gorgeous girls again

16 couples rented a party bus to take them from Lake Sundance to The Lookout, to the banquet, to The Peace Bridge (for more photos), to the after grad, and then back to Lake Sundance. By then it was 1am and time for a house party until 5am followed by a sleepover for a couple of friends at our house, then breakfast at Hudson's.

As if they needed more fun, a few of the graduates (and a sister and a younger friend) spent the weekend in Waterton

I'm super proud of Carmen and the work she and her friends have put into their relationships. They've practised tolerance and forgiveness and love and fun over the high school years and they deserved every bit of enjoyment they had celebrating the end of high school. Last graduating class of 90's babies!

May Long Weekend

Originally we had planned on camping in Waterton over the May long weekend, but it seems we can't ever go anywhere else but Utah these days!

On our way down we attended the Idaho Falls Temple Open House, this is the temple where it all started for us.

Fun to share with Carmen and Chloe

I only took a couple of photos in Utah. In this one Chloe had built a fort for Zoë under the quilting frame for a project Jaclyn was working on.

We only had one warm day while we were down, but it was the right day and the girls got in a swim with Zoë. Zoom in on that happy little face!