Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Family Times

These pictures portray almost 2 weeks of family time as our kids and grandkids from Saskatchewan, Seattle and Chilliwack all came together at our place.

Our home rang with a somewhat chaotic mix of laughter, excitement and joy as the 13 of us spent time playing and visiting and enjoying each other's company. The guys even worked on a few repair projects which I neglected to take pictures of. All in all, it was a good time and we are thankful for each one of them. How blessed we are!

The house that the grandkids built!

Fun on the backyard "slip and slide."

We spent several afternoons out on Harrison Lake

our sleeping(?) princess

E and K gleefully brandish the spears and tomahawk their daddy made from rocks and driftwood found on the beach.

Supper was served in a quiet bay while Rick and Adele's "Doug" patiently waits for his share.

The bigger boys kibbitzing in the spare bedroom.

Our enthusiastic drum corps! Even baby B got into the act.

Fun at the waterslides - much anticipated by the grandkids and thoroughly enjoyed by their parents as well.
The boys delighted in being inundated at the kids' water park.

Ice cream distributed all around by PopPop.

Auntie Chris indulges in holding baby B.
E and K cuddling in the hammock chair.

PopPop and Nana and the grandkids.


Harv and I will be away on vacation for the next 2 weeks so there will be a hiatus in blogging. I hope to have lots to share with you when we get back.

See you then!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Dahlias and Delphiniums

Something new to my garden this year.

I planted these several years ago after admiring them
in my daughter in law's wedding bouquet.

And Daisies - to keep with the "D" theme.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Flowers of Summer

All of these beauties, plus a few which I'll post pictures of on another day, have graced my flowerbeds this summer.

The first of the summer flowers - so lush and extravagant in their beauty Hydrangea
The petals are so perfect they look like they've been handcrafted
(they actually are, aren't they!)


Delicately shaded and striped.


The buds are as beautiful as the flower is in full bloom

I dont' remember the name of these but aren't they intricate?

Day lilies

(not sure what variety)

Again - I've forgotten the variety but this is the second time it's bloomed this summer

Stargazer Lily
Absolutely stunning with 5 blooms on one stalk.

Here's another whose name I've forgotten but they have very large dark green/red leaves and bloom in clumps on long stems coming out of the centre of the plant

The summer evening light creates it's own beauty.
I absolutely delight in the incredible variety of shapes, colours and details these flowers display and am so grateful for the way God's creative heart blesses mine through these masterpieces of beauty.