Sunday, August 29, 2010

Lightening Lake Camping

Cold Cold Cold
And that was just the first day/night of camping in Manning Park. Thank you to Papa Paul for the use of his propane fireplace! Kept us toasty when the sun disappeared.
But I must admit that the campsite and lake were simply beautiful and so peaceful.
We planned on staying three nights in E.C.Manning Park with Aunty Joy & Uncle Scott but settled for two chilly overnights. I am not exagerating when I claim it was cold... there was actually ice on the picnic tables from the morning dew when we woke after the first night. Really!!!
JMan & Daddy even went fishing & he caught his very first trout (only one that weekend). I think we were more excited than he was when he was reeling it in.
But Jackson did not notice the cold one bit. He loved every minute of chasing squirrels & chipmunks, jumping off logs & stumps, playing frisbee with Mom & Dad and just the novelty of sleeping in a tent outside. He made the cold not so bad and all worth it.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Fruits of the Summer

I love that we live in a region that has so many delicious summer fruits available to us all season.
From the cherries and apricots to the strawberries, melons, plums and apples. We are truly blessed with the bountiful abundance of fruit.

And I am so happy that Jackson loves fruit as does the rest of the family. How can you not when it's all around us in the beautiful sunny southern Okanagan.

"They sowed fields and planted vineyards that yielded a fruitful harvest;"
Psalm 107:37

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Taking the Morning Train

I love Jackson's imagination and pretend play.
The other morning I went into the front room and found this...

These moments are fleeting and too precious not to capture forever.