Sunday, May 26, 2013

Happy Sunday | Sisters Spa Weekend

How has everyone's weekend been? We had a wedding on Friday and it has all passed so quickly... I will share some photos from the wedding another time... today I would like to share a few pictures from my sister's weekend at the Kingfisher Spa on Vancouver Island.

This is the first trip the four of us have ever taken away... all together! At the end, we agreed to do it again, perhaps every two years...

This was the lovely view we had from our walkout patio... glorious indeed. These are some of islands off the coast of British Columbia.
Many people from Alberta move to Vancouver Island, especially to retire. In talking with the ladies who gave me my spa treatments it is not surprising to hear them say they have no desire to leave the island. It is hard to not want to live here... the pace is certainly slower!
You can see the Canadian Rocky Mountains in the distance... There was mostly overcast skies for the majority of the trip, and on the last day when the sun was shining I didn't take a photo of the mountains! Ha Ha! I guess by that time I was so relaxed I was just soaking it all in!

We were staying in the "Eagle" room, which was so aptly named. There were eight bald headed eagles living at the resort and it was hard not wanting to take more photos, but after about 25 shots ... I decided to just enjoy them :)

It felt so good to get my big girl camera out and take these photos. I loved walking along the beach and seeing things in a different way... with a photographer's eye.

We did take a drive one day and stopped to see the Sea Lions...
They certainly look cute... but boy are they bossy! This one you can see basking in the sun would not let any other lion near his "spot"! When he decided to lay down he just pushed the guy off in front of him! When another lion would try to jump up, he would bark at them all... the noise sounded like "NO, NO, NO"! He looked like he was one of the elder Sea Lions so he was quite comfortable.

That is it for now... I will share more photos again... I'm sure you would like to see the food I ate! Right? In the meantime... here is one last photo of us settling into the room.

Do you have regular trips with your siblings and with out the spouses if there are any?

Take care friends!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Good Morning

I thought I would try posting with the Blogger app...

Good Morning to you from Vancouver Island... I'm enjoying my cup of coffee by the ocean whilst on my sisters trip! 

Enjoy your Sunday!

Friday, May 10, 2013

Here Comes the Sun

I am very happy to see Friday again! This has been a busy week with shopping for outdoor chairs, hair cuts and colours and cleaning out the garage for the final stage of our yard renovations.

At National Scrapbooking Weekend I managed making a couple layouts. Here is one that's sure to get your sunny weekend going!

I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!


Sunday, May 5, 2013

Storytelling Sunday 3 | May 2013

This is the third year of Storytelling Sunday where Sian over at From High in the Sky has many of us sharing stories of all kinds on the first Sunday of the month. This year she we are sharing those items which are precious to us and would be hard to part with. You can see the details here on her blog.

Over a week ago when I came home from work, the first thing I did was change out of my work clothes, I made a pot of coffee, grabbed my camera and sat outside in the peace of our backyard. The temperature gauge reading +22 C.

We have been under what feels like a long Winter spell... almost 6 months of it...

Even with the warmness of the day the snow is still trying to cling onto the last bits of frozen ground. You can see it there at the edge of the fence.

When the weather changes and warmer temperatures are had, there is quite a bit of exploring to do.

But really I think we all have the same thoughts...

That sun sure feels good!

Right now the feeling of the warmth on my skin and the sun in my eyes are what's precious...

Today I'm making the most of my day. It's suppose to be sunny and +24 C. That sounds like perfect BBQ weather to me!

Take care friends!

Thank you for stopping by and having a read! If you would like to see other stories shared at From High in the Sky, then do pop by Sian's blog and have a look.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A Cup of Tea...

Once a month, Abi over at Creating Paper Dreams, has invited us to come sit and have a cup of tea.  It provides us a time and place to share with each other what is happening in our day to day life.

If you were to come over and share a cup of tea with me I would invite you into my home and we would sit in the front room and depending on the weather… we may even sit outside on the patio.

I would likely start by telling you I have three family weddings coming up in the next few months and all of them are on Marvin’s side. I would tell you, I have been asked to “take some candid shots” at my brother in laws dinner which is in 3 weeks, and I would ask if you had any tips on using an external flash. I then would laugh and admit I’ve not used mine before. It doesn't even have a battery in it and I have owned it for almost two years!

I would tell you I started a new job before Christmas as a manager and I would share this was something I never thought I would have done in my career, but that I am enjoying it very much. I would share part of the reason I made this leap is because I am concerned with the impending retirement of our baby boomers and the challenges this presents with succession planning. I want to be closer to our front line staff and encourage them and help facilitate change. I see so many postive things every day and it's makes me proud. 

I would tell you I am looking forward to this weekend because it is National Scrapbooking Day weekend and I am planning to crop with my sister in law and a few good friends! I would share with you what projects I am currently working on. My “this is me” album is something I started just a month ago from a class I was taking at Studio Calico. I would tell you it has given me a good push to record some of my childhood stories! I would also share with you my Project Life album and although I am now 5 weeks behind, the intention is to catch up this weekend.

Lastly, I would share how excited I am for my upcoming sister’s trip to Vancouver Island, where we will spend 4 days at a spa, having daily treatments. This is our first trip the four of us have ever taken together! We are all looking forward too it and I cannot wait to take some photos of the seaside.

If you would like to see more posts from others, or participate, stop by Abi's. Her linky is still open.

Have a wonderful night my friends :)