Sunday, 26 June 2016

Weekends come and!!

Super excited to wish Kathy & Josh a very Happy 6th Anniversary. They spent it in style, camping with Gus and Jasper. Man, this group knows how to hang out and have fun together!! On Saturday, Doug, I and Kathy's sister Dayle, drove out for the afternoon to chill out with them all. What a great day it was!!

Auntie Dayle came along for the party too!! 

Kathy and Jasper.....he's such a ham!!

Beglaw boys and water........

Sister fun.....


Never spill a drop of cake, even if you are camping.....

Wow, something we REALLY notice now is that the weekends just seem to fly by!! I have spent some time pondering the fact that when we were retired, the weekends were still a bit like a weekend but different somehow. There wasn't the same pressure to get things done, to relax, to visit with everyone, etc. Now I remember what it was like. That four years, lounging about with no schedule, in some ways, is a bitter to pill to swallow now, that's for sure!!

Don't; get me wrong, we love our life here in White Rock and we really feel very fortunate to have spent 4, nearly 5 years, travelling. Met the greatest of people and the memories can fill a book (or a blog) but it is still a hard adjustment to hear that alarm ring Monday to Friday that's for sure.  But then, strange as it sounds, somehow you actually appreciate working again (if that sounds not too weird). We know we aren't in it for a long haul this time, just a bit to fill our boots and then we will retire permanently. Besides, it gives us AMPLE planning for the next set of adventures, right?

For now, we relish in the weekends and we will keep you filled in on all that craziness.

Got that right!!!
Today, Sunday, we headed over to North Vancouver to see my Mom. Always fun over there (once you get through the traffic!!). Nice treat to head out to lunch at the Tap and Barrel by the Quay and then a walk at the Lonsdale Quay......come on along!

Looking pretty nice there Momma!!

I love this lady......
Then it was a quick walk over to the Lonsdale Quay. Always something interesting to see there. From books, to fruit, to flowers, candy making to octopus(es), green stairs to teapots. Something for everyone!!

Sheesh - soon Canada Day will be upon us!!


Looking across Burrard Inlet to the beautiful Vancouver downtown skyline.

Phew....that's about all we could cram into this weekend!! Time to go back to work and rest up for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend. Oh, and our 39th anniversary on July 2nd and my aunt's 100th birthday celebration too!! I sense another busy one coming!! 
See you's off to work we go!!
Thought for the Day: To make a difference in someone’s life you do not have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.


  1. Glad to see your post. We miss you guys. Had fun together. We'll be in Idaho for a couple more days then not sure where we are going. Forgot it will be the 4th of July weekend - and us with no reservations any where. OOPS

    1. Ahh....thanks guys. We have missed you as well. We did have some action packed road trips, didn't we??
      Hugs to you both!!

  2. Glad to read you are still having great family get-togethers and planning for the future.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. We are indeed Rick. Say hi to Kathy for us. Your new place looks amazing and I see you are also "tweaking" it to be your own too!! Take some pictures of your patio area.

  3. think you filled in your weekend pretty good! :-) It is funny the the week for us is our weekend, especially once this long weekend comes up because that is when we really have to work. We will have 7 weekends basically that will be nuts and then we can start to relax again.

    1. Boy, do we ever miss those quiet weeks too!! Oh well, we are still enjoying ourselves and consider it a blessing to get up every day and feel great. Good health is all that really matters......

  4. It's always fun to go to the Quay, I especially like the seabus...

    1. I know, we love it there. It's like another backyard for us as we grew up in North Vancouver. Well, I did. Doug is MUCH older than I!!!!

  5. Love the new condo and a very Happy Anniversary to a great couple. Hopefully the work time passes quickly and you can retire again and start new travel adventures.