Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Victoria weekend in review...

And how did you spend the holiday weekend...you ask? Well on the farm there was a lot of grass chopping happening...and then a little emptying out of the pits (something that doesn't smell nearly as pleasant as the freshly mowed hay). So the guys were busy from dawn till dusk...and I made sure there was food at the appropriate times.

On Sunday night, we all met at my sister's for a BBQ...the perfect end to a warm summer evening.

Although there was no back-yard pool...these two managed to cool off quite nicely in the fountain! My dad was there with bells ringing ...after spending the good part of a month in the hospital...he is doing just fine. Ryder was quite happy to be able to sit on great-grandpa's lap without wearing a mask and gloves!

For those of us who weren't working yesterday...we decided that a hike up Teapot Hill would be the perfect holiday activity.

So off we went...three sisters...four cousins...and three of my granddaughters.

Maelyn quite enjoyed this method of hiking...and since mommy had her hands full...

...Lauren, my niece who was in town for the weekend looked after the other baby.

Though the sun took a break for the day...the weather was perfect for hiking...and the view from the top is always lovely.

Enjoy the day...


  1. You call that no back yard? =)
    Love the cousins eating together on the Mexico blanket!

  2. Looks like a great time together with family! I esp liked the 'summery look'..yesterday was a jacket kind of day here.

  3. Everything always looks so picturesque and beautiful. The people are beautiful; the yards are beautiful; the mountains are beautiful; even the dog is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your Victoria Day with us!

  4. I always enjoy seeing photo's of your family and your lovely homes and yards, and walking trails, and mountains, etc......etc....etc.....

    All so lovely Judy....blessings!!

  5. It looks like you had a lovely day with your family. The pictures are beautiful!

  6. I love the children splashing in the fountain. Especially glad to see your Dad and Ryder enjoying each other.

  7. Looks like you had a wonderful family time together!

    I love the view from the top. It's stunning.

  8. What a lovely way to spend a holiday ..from the hike to the BBQ. . .it was perfect.

  9. It is a real privilege to be able to step into your world, from my corner of the world. I love all of your pictures, especially the one of your dad and his great grandson. How blessed you are to have this man in your life and to have him be on his way to recovery. Your sister's back yard is beautiful!! Thank you for sharing parts of your holiday with us.

  10. oohh, I'm gonna cry. Wish I was home. Looked like the fun family times I miss so much.

  11. That sounds like my kind of Victoria Day weekend - work in the yard (well, in your case, a BIG yard) then barbecue and a good walk. Your weather matched ours - some sun, some cool weather and even a little rain.

  12. Thanks for sharing your wonderful holiday times for you and your family, Judy! The trail looks so cool and inviting. Beautiful view!

    Glad your Dad is doing well!

  13. So many wonderful hikes in our areas and here we have many more only I need to have a partner like you...Keep hiking my friend...
    So glad your Dad is on the mend...


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