There was no doubt that it was summertime in our valley! The sun shone every single day...
...and set over the cornfields at night.
Not only did we break all-time high temperature records...we have had no rain for a very long time. The corn fields are thirsty and tasseling far too soon.
Three of us went for a bike ride and met up with friends at the park in Yarrow one day.
We were leaving for home when we passed by Mighty Moose Ice-Cream. We did a quick u-turn and went back for a cone before the ride home. We called it lunch! So good.
Sweet Lucy celebrated her 10th birthday this month.
We let her pick where we would go for lunch...
and she chose Earl's.
Maggie joined us and we had the nicest time together.
She may be tiny...
but she put away a big lunch and a massive ice-cream sundae.
She may just be the most organized 10 year-old I have ever met...
one who looks after all the details and is never late for anything if she has her way.
Jeremy and Broni celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary earlier this month...
together with friends and family in their back yard.
The Crazy Gringo food truck provided Mexcan fare for all...
...and Emme made up a candy charcuterie board for dessert.
She knows her dad well!
Another hot evening found us at Harrison Lake...
where we cooled off with ice-cream while the geese begged for treats.
Another evening we drove up the eastern hillsides and explored a property where Elmer's friend once lived. The log home is till there...
along with horses, deer and evidence of bears.
Uncle Jake and Aunt Maggie celebrated their 65th anniversary a few months ago.
We had told them we would take them out to celebrate once the pandemic restrictions allowed us to.
So that happened last week.
I was flower girl for my uncle and aunt 65 years ago.
Uncle Jake was an usher at our wedding 50 years ago..
They are such an encouraging couple...
a blessing to all those around them.
We ended the month by celebrating our 50th anniversary with the whole family at Tigh Na Mara Resort in Parksville.
Our family is our dearest treasure...
...and it was the best way to celebrate the occasion.
Our precious grands!
On July 31, 1971 we said 'I do'.
We still do!
Our story isn't done yet...
but we are so thankful for the journey together so far.
Thanks to Janyhyh Wright Photography for the family photo memories.
I'll re-cap our weekend celebration on the blog soon...
but here is a review of July for now.