Friday 28 June 2013

Getting to Butchart Gardens and Victoria

Leaving Tsawwassen-Swartz Bay/Vancouver to Victoria on the ferry. 

Looking behind

It look about 1.5 hours one way.

We arrived and ended up parking in the crab lot - Maryland is for crabs!

Just a little drizzly, but no big deal.
The colours, just beautiful!
Peaking through the hedges.

The blue, the purple, ahh!

Lots of "animals" to look out for.

Nathan looking rather small. 

Cool fountain show.

Do you see what I see?

Nathan looking through the cottage window.

In Victoria - Love this!
Tired from walking, we needed an ice cream break.
Nathan gets around.
Gammy found a friend!
I want this!!!
Heading back to Vancouver
Waiting in the car to leave the ferry.

Unfortunately, I saw Wilma's response to my cross stitch shop question too late.  She said there was one in Victoria and I know we crossed over the street it was on!  I didn't see her note until we had left and were back on the ferry, bummer!

Tuesday 25 June 2013

Fun with friends and dogs!

Running the battery out, but not the dog! 

Nothing like snacking on a pinecone.

Going for a ride whether they like it or not.
 Noooo killing of the dragon, I don't care if it is your toy!  Naughty dogs, but they're cute!


Sunday 23 June 2013

Super Moon vs IHSW

Super Moon Wins!!! 
I'm hoping next month will be better.


Tuesday 18 June 2013

Scenes from a car - or rather, truck!

"Rolling eastbound through Illinois on 174"  06/17/13 

This was taken by my sister-in-law's brother, David, who I consider my in-law (or out-law)!  He's taken some great pictures, I'll have to keep a look out for more... 

Monday 17 June 2013

Celebration Sunday and a late TUSAL

We celebrated Father's Day and my birthday on Sunday - what a great day!
We were going to make breakfast together, but slept in instead.  After going to church, I started getting food ready for the mini bbq gathering we were having that afternoon.  My chosen sister, Cori, surprised me by showing up early.  She told me I had five minutes to finish up what I was doing and grab my purse.  I thought she was kidding, but no, she meant business!  Now I knew she had a date at the spa with a friend, but that friend was actually lucky me!  She had planned this with DH's approval and he insisted it be on my birthday, even though it was his day too.  He's that kind of guy, he's a keeper!
I was scheduled for a total body massage and a pedicure.  Wow, what a treat, it was WoNdErFuL!  I also got to enjoy a delicious warm brownie and a mimosa, can't go wrong there.
The Pearl Spa

Oldie Halloween pic 
 So Cori, if you ever read this, thank you so much for a absolutely wonderful birthday surprise.  I love surprising family and friends, so what a treat to receive it!  I love you, my sister!

As for some other goodies, my mil gave me a stand and a new light for stitching, thanks Gammy!  Maybe I'll actually get my act together and start my HAED - after the move.

 Oops, I totally forgot to post June's TUSAL, so here it is...
The travel mug and figures were from DH and the boys, perfect!!!

Saturday 15 June 2013

Looking guilty...

Nope, wasn't me.
 Not even gonna look at it, I bet Ming did it.

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Double meaning...

Since when does this... 

equal THIS?!

The story? 
I went into my favourite fun shop in historic Ellicott City, The Forget-Me-Not Factory, and asked if they had anything with Chip and Dale.  What they heard?  If they had anything with Chippendale.  I guess I should have specified Disney!
I would have been happy with this.