|This spring I was able to attend a women's conference at Camp Caroline, hosted by the churches in Edmonton. Beautiful grounds, wonderful speeches by Sally Gleason, and fun fellowship with sisters in Christ were enjoyed by all!|
|Beach days! Callum is getting more and more used to the water, and even goes up to his shoulders now.|
We had a fun day at a park where the kids got their faces painted. Callum chose a butterfly while Asher chose a tiger. Later in the summer we visited the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. It's an open-air museum that depicts the history of east central Alberta by telling the story of Ukrainian immigrants who settled in this region. All the people are "in character" as Ukrainian settlers. It's kind of weird to talk to them as who they represent. A really neat and educational place to visit, though! I have plenty of photos from the trip but limited space in this big giant update...
|Callum petting the goats at the town's street festival. Callum rode a pony for the first time. He's getting braver! There were balloon animals and a bouncy castle to enjoy. And cotton candy!|
There's always a day here and there where a fort is in order. Like a rainy wet day. The living room is transformed into a little boy's hideaway.
|Fishing game enjoyed by the kids at our church picnic.|
|It's hard to choose one picture from our trip to the mountains! We took the Jasper Tramway this year for some awe-inspiring views. We also experienced the Miette Hot Springs, which were relaxing (except for when Asher almost drowned!) and we stopped at a few interesting places along the way to see a waterfall, elk, mountain goats, and even a bear!|
|A float from Neerlandia in the Blue Heron Parade.|
|Our garden growing and growing...tomatoes!|
|My birthday raspberry bush growing some sweet delicious fruit!|
|And at the end of the summer our first bundle of joy turned 5! I can't believe how time flies. It's been a wonderful five years with this lovable, curious, always-cheerful guy in our lives! I can't believe he's going to school already.|