01 July 2013

July 1: O Canada

First Sight! The return of our missionary from Guatemala City Central Mission was a highlight for all of us.
I dropped offline for the past 7 weeks but I'm back. May and June had lots of highs and lows both personally and for my family and community. Rather than dwell too much I thought I would add some pictures to capture some of it and move forward instead.

The 35th anniversary concert of Voix Des Rocheuses.

A happy family - glad to have their boy back.

My beautiful Aunt. Found this great picture as I spent much of this month scanning old photo albums. 
Said goodbye with a pink lemonade milkshake at Dave's Drive-in in Cardston.

A stop along the way that provided laughs throughout the weekend. 

The Conrad Mansion in Kalispell. An amazing old home that you can tour.
Took a recommendation from the helpful couple at Herberger's for a Mexican restaurant. A yummy lunch. 

Farmer's Market in Kalispell. Now up by the college.

Flowers at the Farmer's Market.

"The Bungalow" in Whitefish. Gorgeous shop.

A relaxing afternoon in Whitefish.

Last night in Whitefish. An amazing meal sitting at the Chef's table at Latitude 48. 

Sharing a laugh with my sweet niece during a visit at the hospital. She was the undeniable Yahtzee champ.

A pass from the hospital allowed for a walk across the stage as a graduate.

A delightful visit with "Roy" and "Hayley" from Coronation Street.  Fun stories and wonderful to share with my cousin.
Good to reminisce about the shared tradition we have. 

A full day of training at the Family History Library. Worth every minute!

More research in the library. Met (in records) my grandfather's cousin, Clara Rhodes. 

Saw some art, including a piece by Ike Bushman.

Ate from some food trucks.
Managed to pull together a grand meal from 3 different vendors - Waki Paki, Chow Truck and  Rubadue's Saucy Skillet.

Utah Governor's Mansion - we took a tour of this beautiful home.
The girls at the Governor's Mansion. They made the trip so much fun.

First time to Antelope Island.

Enjoyed the Ranch.

...where the buffalo roam.

...and the antelope play.

Saved from the sandblasting from the windstorm inside the Island Buffalo Grill.  

Another buffalo on Antelope Island.

Watched the sunset from the rookery at the end of Ladyfinger Point.

Enjoyed a night of Brazilian Barbeque.

Explored the shops at Gardner's Village. 

Bought funky jewelry at the farmer's market at Gardner's Village.

Got this reaction when he realized I was there!

An action shot.

With the coach.

Being silly and celebrating the end of the soccer season with blizzards and two of my favourite guys as the rains began to fall.

Calgary Alberta, Flood of 2013
And they didn't stop.  Flood in Calgary (photo by Flickr user, Wayne Stadler)

Calgary Flood of 2013
Flood near the Stampede grounds (photo by Flickr user, Wayne Stadler)

Canada Day Eve wiener roast and folk concert at my sister's. 

Each picture has a much longer story with it but for now, it is a taste of the last two months. Starting fresh for July. Happy Canada Day!


Lalainia said...

Loved this post! The picture of the "largest wooden spoon store" made me giggle!

Dawn said...

How fun to have him home. I enjoy your blog. You have such an eclectic and interesting life! :)

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