Wednesday, August 31, 2011


bathtub party!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011


this kid is really starting to move!

Monday, August 29, 2011


our tree produced an abundance of portuguese figs this year, and then one of our lovely neighbours brought over a container of italian ones (pictured) from his tree. knowing i would never eat them all before they turned i decided to make, for the first time, strawberry fig jam. the combination is fantastic!

Sunday, August 28, 2011


what happens when cohen has control of the camera. never one to stand still he thought he would see what happens when he opens the shutter and runs as fast as he can. i think he might be on to something.

Saturday, August 27, 2011


taking a well deserved snack break while taking in the view.

Friday, August 26, 2011


cohen and i attended the learn to fish program in the park. after practicing our casting, and setting up our own line, we headed down to the lake for a little reel time.

Thursday, August 25, 2011


quiet afternoon moment building puzzles

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


camping! first day at cultus lake.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


our last visit to the wading pool before it closed for the season

Monday, August 22, 2011


i wonder how eva feels about this?

Sunday, August 21, 2011


there was a promise of ice cream in exchange for smiles. ok, for some people only smirks.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


white pine beach in port moody on a sunny saturday is pretty crazy but the water was warm and the mattress was floating, so viva la summer.

Friday, August 19, 2011


late afternoon cuddles on the kitchen floor

Thursday, August 18, 2011


welcome to our humble abode

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


he's got the whole world in his hands

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


these wild animals are part growl & part laugh, but completely ridiculous.

Monday, August 15, 2011


sailor's delight

Sunday, August 14, 2011


the kids talked me into trying on my wedding dress (which was delightfully large on me) and then we took some photos (but oddly, none of the dress).

Thursday, August 11, 2011


one last look at the trees then it was time to pack up, steal some kisses and say goodbye to our home in the forest.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


out for a birthday fish in the canoe my brother made with the boys. the day started out so good! but then there was a sliver in cohen's foot and a trip to the hospital and then another hospital (the one i was born at!)and then surgery and the day slipped away into tears and anxiety. lesson: don't go for walks in the woods without shoes!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


to the lighthouse (we go).

Monday, August 8, 2011


max and i wandered into nelson to poke around in the galleries for the day. so hot! and sunny! but we didn't care, we had such a great time anyway.

Sunday, August 7, 2011


i tried to take a self portrait with the kids. this is what i ended up with. we were in kokanee glacier park so naturally cohen was doing his best sasquatch impersonation.

then we took a service road that wound it's way up to gibson lake. this place is pretty spectacular and not another person in site.

Saturday, August 6, 2011


campground beach = good times

Friday, August 5, 2011


camping still life. we made it! kokanee creek provincial park.

Thursday, August 4, 2011


new denver. possibly the last great place on earth and the place we stopped to shake shake shake our crazies out. can someone buy me land here?

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


my brother aaron's lovely family and the glow from the glorious sun.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


come sail away with me baby.
our little ladies of kalamalka lake.

Monday, August 1, 2011


okanagan in july = cherries (and smiling cousins, hooray!)