Wednesday, July 31, 2013


day 212: miss B got new glasses today.  doesn't she look beautiful :)

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


 day 204: we've been having some pretty big storms of late.  they make for some pretty spectacular skies!

 day 205: tonight was finn's last soccer game, which they won!  figo was somewhat unimpressed :)

 day 206: finn's buddy slept over last night.  i think they got all of 2 hours of sleep, hence the happy but hung over looks :)

 day 207: great night with the stew-cams and a lovely evening for a walk to the overlook.

 day 208: the boutins bought this absolutely groovy little motorhome for touring across canada!

 day 209: spent the day gardening.  sore, but satisfying work!  ian took this panorama of the backyard when we were done.

 day 210: took mouton to visit gramma today.  wanted to see if he'd be okay staying with her instead of a kennel.  pretty sure he's okay with it. :)

day 211: love the, relatively new, food truck culture in calgary!  today i tried Montreal Smoked Meat Hash at the Red Wagon Diner.  super friendly peeps and delicious food!  check it out!

Monday, July 22, 2013


 day 201: today required 2 photos.  i like the first one best, but it requires some context, hence the second photo.  this is a super cool sculpture of an upside-down church, installed in our neighborhood.  it caused quite the controversy when it first arrived, but we love it.

 day 202: this dragonfly was most accommodating! he landed on the fence post and just sat there waiting for me to snap a few shots (with my iphone!).

day 203: yesterday spent the day watching the U18 Tier 1 girls team play (excellent and they won!) and then just drove around checking out newer neighborhoods. so not as many photo-worthy moments :) and today is just hanging at home....

Friday, July 19, 2013


Day 199: despite being jammed on a table with all the other plants (while the kitchen floor is being redone), the orchid has rebloomed with 7 gorgeous flowers!

Day 200: boys hanging out in the repurposed bathtub at our local coffee shop. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


day 197: another beautiful calgary sky.  much prettier than my plastic-covered kitchen!

day 198: the cheering section at daddy's game :)

Tuesday, July 16, 2013


Day 193: tonight we walked down to the inglewood night market and encountered no less than 4 trains!

Day 194: figo overseeing his domain :)

Day 195: another day at the stampede midway and more crazy winnings. Bishop squid!

Day 196: another beautiful Calgary sky. 

Thursday, July 11, 2013


 day 189: it rained most of the day, so we ended up having a movie marathon, which isn't terribly photo worthy.  luckily, right before bed, i noticed this beautiful moth just hanging out on the front door.

 day 190: we're very lucky to have a great view of the stampede fireworks for all ten days.  even from bed!

 day 191: go kart racers!

day 192: beautiful weather for both the stampede and winning stuffies on the midway!

Sunday, July 07, 2013


Day 188: my beautiful cousins, Sydney and Alex, enjoying a relaxing first day in Calgary with Ian's homemade pizza. So glad you're here girls!

Saturday, July 06, 2013


Day 186: tonight we had a soccer wrap-up party for 45 people! Aside from the monsoon, it was a great night. This is our little 'party pig' from Wild Rose beer!

Day 187: today the sun came out...AFTER the party. My sunflowers are looking a lot less drowned!

Thursday, July 04, 2013


Day 184: Ian hung some lights in the tree. Doesn't the courtyard look pretty?

Day 185: post-flood, the Mosquitos are feeling randy. All the suckers do is breed! Invest in deet!

Tuesday, July 02, 2013


day 183: i'm astonished that we not only kept this orchid plant alive, but got it to bloom for a second season!

Monday, July 01, 2013


 day 181: finn and ian in kelowna for a boys' weekend/soccer tournament!  having a great time and the boys won gold!

day 182: happy canada day!