Birthdays, Showers, Wedding Bells … Summer 2015


Tim and Sarah arranged a beautiful birthday for me in the mountains …. a little family hike to (Aliana walked a good portion but was happy to jump into Uncle Timmy’s backback when little legs grew weary) … 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!  











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