Monday, July 14, 2008

Say Cheese!

I am so spoiled! For my birthday my parents, in-laws, and wonderful husband bought me a new camera. Oooo, I LOVE it! I have been wishing for a new camera for quite awhile, but since our camera was still working well there was no need to get a new one. I really enjoy taking pictures and wanted a camera that had a few more features than just the basic point and click kind.
Imagine how excited I was when I opened my present and THIS was inside! I find it really easy to use and it takes great pictures. I am still getting used to all the additional options and settings. I have been snaping pictures like crazy!
Here are some of the great pictures that I took last night at my party. Enjoy!

Dinner at the Old Spagetti Factory and the rest of the evening at Mill Lake Park playing Jarts and Auzzie Football. I love birthdays!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Beach Time at Harrison

This evening we made a spur of the moment decision to drive to Harrison. It was so beautiful there, warm sun and a nice breeze blowing. It happened to be the Harrison Art festival this weekend too. So there were booths selling everything you can imagine, and live music filled the air. What a glorious evening!
We set up the camera on the stroller and turned on the timer. I think it turned out really well.
I love how this picture turned out. The sun looks so beautiful on the water and Naomi loved feeling the sand between her toes.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone. I know I will as I celebrate my 26th birthday tommorow.

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Penticton Weekend

I am writing this post outside on my front porch watching the Canada Day fireworks light up the sky, as the air finally cools down to a comfortable temperature. Don't you just love wireless Internet and pyrotechnics?
Anyway. We are back and we had a marvelous time! What a great time to spend with family and relax in the HOT sun. The average daily temperature was 36 degrees, but it did not seem as hot as it would in the Lower Mainland.
The drive up started around 4pm on Friday. We loaded up the van and the truck and off we went. After a few stops for some food and stretching we arrived in Penticton around 9pm. We all agreed that it was nice to already be there on Friday night instead of trying to drive on Saturday morning. We had so much fun together and I think I will let the pictures mainly speak for themselves. Simply put: When is the next long weekend? I can hardly wait!

Naomi and Oma
Four generations picture
The cousins (Kayla and Naomi) sitting together in the flower garden
Group shot
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. So today we packed up our vehicles again and made the long trip home again.
I hope you all enjoyed your long weekends as much as I did.
"To laugh often and much, to win
the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children, to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false
friends, to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others, to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, or a garden patch... to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This
is to have succeeded!" - Emerson