Tim and Sarah arranged a beautiful birthday for me in the mountains …. a little family …. (Aliana walked a good portion but was happy to jump into Uncle Timmy’s backback when little legs grew weary) … hike up to Grassi Lakes followed up with a delicious dinner in a funky little restaurant in Canmore. We missed Rob who was away working in Europe ….
Sarah, Rob, Brian and I hosted a surprise party for Tim’s 28th and actually managed to keep it a surprise until he walked in the door 🙂
June bloomed with our Kellie’s bridal shower at Margaret’s home, complete with a surprise platter of her homemade Finnish piirakat for all to enjoy! A lively ladies night out at a local vineyard followed with Johanna, our Finnish cousin now a Los Angeles resident, surprising us with a visit for the wedding! A fun meet greet barbecue at the senior Exner home set the stage for the wedding the following day. What a warm unpretentious family … Kellie and Jeff’s stamp of low key old fashioned fun prevailed at both the wedding and reception party … everyone danced the night away …. young and old alike
No summer is complete without a visit to Linda and Court’s Kootenay Lake restorative retreat as I have come to call it :), where we lingered long, breathing deeply, savouring summer’s sweet moments, not to mention Linda’s gourmet feasts!