Monday, October 21, 2013

Sunny October

As rainy as September was, October has been that sunny!  And warm.  It's been amazing.   (Too bad I've been sick for half of it).  I thought we had put away shorts and short sleeve shirts, but since its been in the mid 70's, we're pulling them back out.   

This is the park at the school next to our house.  It has a beautiful view.  Briz has been perfecting her swinging skills.

This was the forecast for a week and a half ago.  

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Rainy days

September has been ridiculously rainy.  I didn't mind it too badly:

-  I felt like I was able to much more productive
- It threw me into fall/Holiday mode, wanting to bake, cook stews, and turn on our fire all of the time
- Got me planning for Christmas ahead of time
- Got a bit more creative with Brizzy's indoor activities.

It's been rainy, but it has also been ridiculously busy.   Every week is a juggling act with all of the stuff we have going on.  But it's all great stuff, so we can't complain.

Monday, October 14, 2013


So . . . I turned 30.  It was a good day, I made Nick go on a ridiculously long bike ride.  He's good to me.  The End.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Canada Part II

The beautiful Capitol Building, and the random Native statues next to it.

We went to the Childrens Farm, with a cute little small polka dotted pig, 

ponies, llamas, baby goats, and a peacock that was fairly aggressive.

We spent quite a bit of time at some of their parks.  Canada has the best parks.  Zipline, huge spinny thing, extra long slide.  Who knew?  After this, we went and watched a cricket match.

Craigdurroghckhhasdf ( or something like that) Castle.  It was cool, but I was too cheap to go inside.  We peaked in and it seemed very Beauty and the Beast ish.

Another random beautiful government building with the most amazing gardens surrounding it.  

A beautiful, ginormous church.

View of the waterfront.  Loved all of the water taxis, yachts, catamarans, etc.

Blue Sky: Canada's version of Coke.  A very poor second.  Come on Canada.

End of the day on Saturday.  Yeah, she was done.

Briz insisted on having a tea party.  I wanted to take her to a real victoria tea party, but then realized that my cheap side was more dominant than my nostalgiac side, and so Nick improvised with his own tea party.  

Again, the coast was stunning.  Hard to describe with words.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Oh Canada

Early September our family decided to hop across Country Lines and venture into Victoria, Canada.  It was a fun weekend.  Briz particularly loved the ferry and the swimming pool at the hotel.  Not sure we needed to go to Canada for that, but oh well.

giggling because she just can't believe we are on the ocean.  She can't contain her excitement.

she searched for Shamu the entire ferry ride.

The beaches were gorgeous, although the water was absolutely freezing.

These are all canoes, rowing out on the glassy water.