Friday, July 24, 2009

Hungary - Direct Swap

direct enci

Postcard from Enci from Hungary

Description: "I tell it like it is" Budapest 1994, Bruno Bourel

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Russia - Chukotka

Postcard from Russia from Lyuka

Finland - Hämeenlinna

Postcard from Finland from LinaA

Description: Hämeenlinna

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Happy Birthday Harmony!

We celebrated Harmony's birthday tonight in a shower of ash...we had a great time (and here's hoping those fires are out soon!)

birthday girlHappy 30th Birthday!

harmony auntie kate tomHarmony, Auntie Kate and Tom

rebecca kai kelseyRebecca, Kai and Kelsey

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary on fire (on and the Across the Lake Swim)

Sigh...Kelowna's on fire again. Well, this time, it's West Kelowna, but it's still affecting people we know.

fireThe fire...

happy anniversary!Happy Anniversary Uncle Don and Auntie Shirley

mama and alexMama and Alex

mama and jocelynMama and Jocelyn

the dishesThe Dishes

nate auntie sany and tomNate, Auntie Sany and Tom

tom rebecca kelsey jackie and johnTom, Rebecca, Kelsey, Jackie and John

It's been a jam packed few weeks and I think I'm really looking forward to going home and settling back into a bit of a routine...and then I'll be back in Kelowna again in about ten days!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Life and all its blips

Our holiday hasn't been quite what we expected, but it was nice to be home. Jocelyn perfected crying it out - she even cries it out in the middle of the night now (once I check and make sure she's okay) and it only takes a minute or two. Alex arrives on Friday and I can't wait to see him. It's been crazy.

Spain - Recuerdo de Sevilla

Postcard from Spain from monica-san

Description: Sevilla - Combinada de noche

Sunday, July 12, 2009

How summer should be

We spent the evening at my aunt's house tonight, celebrating Mama and cousin Nicole's birthdays. It was a perfect summer evening in Kelowna - good company (yay for family), good food, good weather. It was such a nice change from the last ten days...a change we all needed!

favourite cousins?
most of the gangMost of the gang (lucky Uncle Kenny, the only man!)

pointing cousins

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Russia: Saint Petersburg Grand Hotel Europe

Postcard from Russia from coleopter

Description: View of the Grand Hotel Europe

Czech Republic - Praha

Postcard from the Czech Republic from Pavla

Description: The Prague Castle

Finland - Santa Claus of Lapland

Postcard from Finland from annet10

Description: Santa Claus of Lapland

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Goodbye :(

"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death."

Sorry, I don't know who to attribute this to.