We've packed a lot into these last few weeks of summer. Nolan and I went to a little 'beach' just outside of town with some friends - a perfect little spot for the little ones.
Remember that time I took Nolan on a bus adventure downtown? We did that again, but with the whole family. This is us on the bus... goofy.
There was a wedding in the family last weekend, so we had a full week of visiting with out of town relatives and playing with cousins. This was the little family shower, getting pedicures. I'm on the right, and going clockwise, there is Theresa, the bride, Ana, in from Portugal, Colleen, mother of the bride, Laura, cousin from Portugal, Carla, and Madeline.
Here is a rare shot of all the cousins together.
And on the big day! Madeline with her Auntie Carla, Uncle Warren and new Aunt Theresa, and Uncle Ian. The wedding was out at Lumsden Beach, and during the reception Nolan and I got in a good hike in and around the cottages. I shouldn't have worn heels.
To add to the family fun, the Friesen's came to stay for a night (the wedding eve) on their way back home from holidays. Always glad to have them here.
I'm working on a big sewing project for a friend - this is often what it looks like when I sit at the machine.
And the biggest thing for us this past week - well, all month, but this week has been 12 hour days every day for Sean - is the big shop move. As of this morning, the old location is empty and clean and locked and left for the last time. The new shop is still a big work in progress since the contractors who were supposed to be all done three weeks ago are still not finished. It's hard to put things in their places when their places aren't finished! But they will be open for business again on Tuesday, done or not, and hopefully the settling in process isn't too bad.
This afternoon the kids and I took a quick trip out to a local park where they were thrilled to feed the Elk. We went for the big slide, but this was a treat we weren't expecting. I like looking at the animals out there, but this time there was a lady with bags of bread, feeding them, and she gave us a bag so we could join in the fun.