Thursday 29 August 2013

Summer's Not Giving Up

Grateful for the heat, sunshine, and humidity today!

Monday 26 August 2013

Tall Ships on Georgian Bay

This past weekend we had perfect weather for a short road trip and decided to check out the Tall Ships while they were docked at nearby Georgian Bay.  It was a great way to squeeze in a little more summer before the kids all head back to school next week.

We weren't able to tour the ships, as we arrived late in the afternoon, but we managed to put on our best pirate-speak, admired the surroundings, and discovered specialty blueberry and blackberry maple syrups  at a local vendor... which made their way onto our waffles the next morning.


One more week.  It's really hard to believe another summer has come and gone.

Skywatch Friday Our World Tuesday Graphic

Thursday 22 August 2013

Photo A Day, More or Less

It's happening.  The days are getting shorter and the nights cooler.  I've spotted telltale red leaves on the top of our maple tree.  As much as I'd like to hold on to summer, it's slowly losing ground to September and soon enough I'll be chasing after the colours of autumn with my camera.

But for today, just a little more summer.

Boys doing planks in the stifling heat, and the beginning of our new fence.

A walk along the Burlington Pier.

Big kids learning their way around the kitchen, making sure their younger siblings don't starve while the grown-ups are at work.

Game nights.

Back to school shopping.

 And our last official soccer night of the season.


Wednesday 7 August 2013

Kentucky Weekend

A while back I mentioned some dear friends that were moving to the United States, Kentucky to be precise.  A couple of weekends ago we went on a road trip to visit them at their new home.  It was a ten hour drive, and we arrived very late Friday night, but we managed to squeeze in a lot of visiting in two days!

We caught a fiery sunset while driving through Ohio.

Bright and early the next morning we were shooing kids out of the Cracker Barrel gift shop so we could have breakfast.  Biscuits instead of toast, gravy instead of jam... and grits, which got mixed reactions.  It looked like cream of wheat, but it sure didn't taste like it!  The hash brown casserole was amazing and I'm searching for a good copy cat recipe so I can make it at home.

Heading into Louisville for shopping, we noticed horses on display everywhere.  Must be a Kentucky Derby thing.  Which we've been coerced into returning for next spring, by the way.

I managed to snap a few decent shots from inside the car.

Oversize chess sets and a trip to Cinnabon kept the kids from complaining while we shopped for unbelievably inexpensive back to school stuff.

Got my Trader Joe's fix!

Some basketball.

A fire.  And FIREFLIES!  There were hundreds blinking around the property.  I couldn't capture them on camera but it was amazing.  I haven't seen fireflies since I was a kid and never so many as we saw that night.

A round of golf and a swim in the country club pool got the boys going Sunday morning.

An early dinner on the Indiana side of the river so we could admire Louisville.


We tried on new words, like y'all and all y'all.

And then began the long drive home.  Our car load of boys found this to be hysterical.  I wonder if the good people of Ohio know what a shart is?

It was an amazing weekend y'all.

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