Monday, August 9, 2010

Very first post

So after much thought and some time, I've decided that a blog would be a perfect way to share with my family and friends (and anyone else who cares to read it).

Some of the blogs I admire the most are filled with a mix of family, photos, hobbies, photos, links to cool things, photos, and knitting (which just naturally has spectacular photos). So that will be what this blog is all about.

Please feel free to leave a comment, I love comments!


Some of the very best things that can fill a day happened to me on Saturday. It started with sunshine and coffee and knitting, which in my opinion is pretty close to heaven. It was followed by a great hike to the lake.


This is the Lake of Prairies in Manitoba. We camped along the south side of it at Asessippi Provincial Park. What a great campground, totally spacious, clean and so very pretty. As a bonus, it's only about 4 hours away from home.

Later in the afternoon we went to the local ski hill (Yup an oxymoron if there ever was one! A ski hill in the prairies, but really, it's a very cute hill. Perfect for learners and those who can't get to the big hills in BC). We didn't go to admire the trees and runs in the summer sun though, no, we went to inquire about renting kayaks! I love kayaking! In fact I'm squirreling away money for my very own kayak!


We got two, put Sam with me and off we went down the river. I kind of wish I had some experience on moving water before this, but it was an adventure! Sam and I were pretty nervous at first, but after watching Brent flip (twice! and he got stung by a bee! Poor guy!) we both mellowed, and by then so had the river.

I would do that again in a heartbeat. It was just amazing to challenge ourselves to do something new and to savour the whole experience with Sam and each other. We will absolutely be going back next summer because as great as it was, it was missing something... Beth.

We finished up the day BBQing hamburgers and eating watermelon. I knit by the campfire that night and listened to the birds settle in the trees. It was a great day! 

5 comments:

  1. Yea Jill!!! Welcome to the world of blogging!! :)

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  2. Welcome to the blogging world. I'll be keeping my eye on you (but not in a creepy way - I swear!)

    Melissa

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  3. Congratulations on your new blog. I look forward to reading it.

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  4. welcome to the blogging world!! cofefe, knitting, and camping all at once sounds amazing.

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  5. I agree, sunshine + coffee + knitting = heaven!
    Welcome to blogging!

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