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Summer 2012

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S: Stinson Family Summer 2012

FC: 2012

1: We have been trying to convince Tanner to let Dad "Faux" hawk his hair for ages. Primarily because he hates getting his hair cut so badly and we thought this was as close to a buzz cut as we could get. He finally agreed when school was out. As always he looks great! | Summer Hair

2: 1 | ST

3: C A N A D A | D A Y

4: Friends.... I can't think of a better way to spend Canada's birthday than with our best friends and family getting ready to move into our new house! It was wonderful to see all the kids playing so well together. Audrey fell hard for Eli but Eli had his eye on Miranda! | The Blackburns spent the night and we watched the fireworks that were practically in our back yard. They were set off at Cranna lake and we all went over along with Meagan and Logan. While we were waiting the little girlies snuggled up with Tanner and Eli and were so cute!

6: Auntie Bubbles! | The kids were so excited to have Auntie Bev for a visit. She and Lance drove West for a pre-wedding trip the beginning of July. It was nice to finally meet Lance and always good to see her. Although we had to put them to work helping us move, they didn't seem to mind too much!

7: Audrey's room before...peach! | the kitchen after painting out the red with black wash. Still not happy with the colour but it's an improvement. Next....to tackle the cabinets! | painting over the red was the first task to tackle. I would never have been able to do it without Val and Floyd's help! | Tanner's ENORMOUS room! Thankfully this room needed no painting! He is so excited to have a couch in his room1 | Audrey's "poople" room!

8: We have a new deeper pool this year....and it's too cold! We miss our hot water tap from the other yard. This year the kids enjoyed putting the sprinkler under the tramp instead. We love the new backyard!

11: A Day at the | Gull Lake July 14th

13: Lacombe Days Parade July 21st | Tanner and Dad were supposed to be in the parade with the Scouts....Thank God they "missed the boat"!! It started raining as we were walking to the parade and it poured the entire time!

14: LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. | RALPH WALDO EMERSON

15: Let the Adventure begin! On July 22nd, we left Calgary for Kikomun Creek near Fernie BC. On the way we took our time to stop at the the cool sites along the way. First was the "Big Rock" just past Okotoks, next we hit the Leitch Collieries, and after that was Frank where we learned about the infamous rock slide. One of my favorite things was seeing all the wind farms with row after row of enormous wind turbines!

16: Cupcake Mountain! I'm sure this mountain has a proper name but when I saw it I thought it looked like a cupcake...or maybe I was just hungry! | Taylor has a great eye for photography! These shots in the circles are just a few of hers. I love seeing her unique perspective!

17: TITAN SPARWOOD, B.C. FOUND THE GIANT TRUCK...CANT'T FIND A SLURPEE!!

18: Getting Back To Nature | We made it! We were in site 44 and although it is listed as a non-preferred campsite due to it's location near the entrance, we loved it! The site was large and only had neighbors to one side. And it was a short walk to the park! | KIKOMUN CREEK

19: Audrey's port-a-potty | Back to the basics...

21: Once we set up camp, Dad went to find a store to grab a few loose ends and we went to check out the beach. WOW! the water is clean and clear. No weeds and it was so warm! The lake is not big at all but gets deep and stays weed free and clear right down to the bottom even in the middle! The kids played around and swam in their clothes...and in the nude! until dark. We've never been anywhere like this!

23: Painted Turtles I love turtles! On the other side of the campground is a tiny little lake called Hidden Lake. It is full of these protected turtles. They are in the big lake as well and one even swam into my foot! | EXPLORING THE CAMPGROUND

24: We thought we'd head over to the beach on our first afternoon. It was a little cool but the water was still warm! We swam for a bit and then Audrey and I relaxed while Dad and the big kids went fishing. Even Audrey had a try. The kid in the blue shirt caught a few while we were there but no such luck for us...not that we would've known what to do with it!

27: Colouring, card games, whittling, reading, bike riding, RELAXING!

28: "The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness." -John Muir

31: Just a quick bike ride around the lake was the public beach and dock. We loved jumping into the water and splashing around. Audrey preferred to stay on the beach and the dock to wacth but maybe next year! | view of the mountains over the Koocanusa at dusk

33: Mountain bike trails | Koocanusa store | Beach

35: FAMILY FUN | fort steele

36: MMM! cinnamon ice cream!

37: A real playground with PROPER swings and see saw! | What a great way to spend the day! Beautiful scenery, amazing ice cream, and perfect weather!

40: 'SMORES!

41: fireside fun

42: The kids learned a lot here at this stop. I've been wanting to come here for years so I was glad to have the time for the visit. It was so windy outside at the buffalo jump! Very cool to imagine the herds that used to roam the area.

43: LIFE IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION. | RALPH WALDO EMERSON

44: CALAWAY PARK!

45: Audrey is a ride JUNKIE! We could not keep her off the rides! She went on every ride we would let. After the log ride pic was taken,Tanner was crying to get off, and Audrey was screaming "again! Again!" I wish her face was showing!

47: rides | fun | laughter | great heights | family | together | adventure | excitement | soaring

48: Relax... You're on beach time.

49: so proud of Tanner this summer for overcoming his fear of jumping off he boat!

52: "The summer night is like a perfection of thought." ~Wallace Stevens | Tanner landed his shoe in the bucket for a free ride!

55: "A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken." ~James Dent

61: ELLIS BIRD FARM | August 15th I've been wanting to visit this place for years! It was well worth it. The kids really enjoyed it. Next time we will plan a picnic!

63: Billy Co Junction

64: Going... going... | 15 FT Platform!

65: GONE!

66: Red Deer Rec Centre August 16th

67: A perfect way to spend a hot summer day! So proud of the kids! NO FEAR on the diving boards!

68: Relax... You're on family time.

70: { Having fun in the sun! }

71: {Cousins} | Babysitting Nia August 27th

72: ~Heritage Park~ | September 2nd Tanner's birthday celebration

74: BIRTHDAY | BOY

77: All you need is | Love | You and I | always have fun together

79: EIGHT IS GREAT

80: Tyler | Brennan | Theo

81: Kieran | Korbin | Levi | Audrey

83: Do we know how to party or what?!! This has to be the strangest birthday activity ever! BOYS!

84: BIRTHDAY | HAPPY

85: Once Tanner's friends were gone it was time for Daddy's party! The Bray's came and a special surprise was when Kris pulled up on his bike. He even spent the night and played video games on Dad's new Xbox!

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