Tourism Pemberton captured beautiful Ride Sally and her littles before the breakdown.
August 19, 2014

Tourism Pemberton captured beautiful Ride Sally and her littles before the breakdown.

August 19, 2014

A few more pictures from Pemberton Slow Food Cycle.

August 19, 2014

Slow Food Cycle Pemberton

We took a road trip to the beautiful scenic valley of Pemberton this past weekend.
We rented a home with family and road our bikes through scenic farmlands of Pemberton.
We grazed most of the day away on delicious treats along the 50 km bike route.
The girls saw ducks, chickens, sheep, cows, Farm dogs and horses.
The mountain views were breathtaking.
The ride was lovely, Rolling along with family, food and even champagne, until approx 20 km in. Ride Sally wasn’t moving as she should and it was determined that she should no longer ride. The girls and I spent a solid couple hours at the Bandit farm swinging on swings inside the barn. We visited pigs and had a walk around but we kept coming back into the shade of the bane and those amazing feels like your flying swings. The rest of our group carried on visiting the remaining participating farms and the husband rode back into town for our trailer to haul our sick bike back home. Everyone had a wonderful day out on the bikes.

August 19, 2014

Oria Slow Food Cycle 2012 (left)
Arrow Slow Food Cycle 2014 (right)

I see a theme.

Oria doing the rasta dragon dance while we were broke down on the side of the road.
August 19, 2014

Oria doing the rasta dragon dance while we were broke down on the side of the road.

August 19, 2014

Road trip to Pemberton

The bit and pieces of the road trip and slow food cycle weekend and moments that Oria would take away as the best bits.

August Photo A Day

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I’ve been busy. I haven’t been keeping up, but with a prompt of Arrow I couldn’t resist. Arrow, upon her steel broke down horse, from our weekend in Pemberton.
August 18, 2014

August Photo A Day

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I’ve been busy. I haven’t been keeping up, but with a prompt of Arrow I couldn’t resist. Arrow, upon her steel broke down horse, from our weekend in Pemberton.

And we’re off to Pemberton for the Slow Food Cycle. We needed a Uhaul to carry our bikes.
August 16, 2014

And we’re off to Pemberton for the Slow Food Cycle. We needed a Uhaul to carry our bikes.

As tagged by emrysina

1.- that I have the ability to let complete strangers share intimate details about themselves with me

2.- that I can calm my kids with a hug because I am mom

3.- my strong and adventurous soul, that always dreams, seeks and does

4.- My strong body that can go and go and go on little to no sleep, keep up with two little ones and ride a bike all over town on a daily basis

5.- my spirit of youth and innocence. I tend to think or see the best in most situations and people and still experience childlike wonder as I navigate daily life

August 15, 2014

Pieces of Yesterday

Oria has been climbing to new heights gradually over the last six months or so. She’s climbing anything she can find, and playground apparatus that once frightened her is now new exciting terrain. She’s strong and excited to use her body everyday.
Arrow has started to climb down stairs forward facing while holding a rail and while this makes me terribly nervous she’s quite confident and good at it, so I just have to stand by and spot her while giving her the room to test her own body’s capabilities.
After walking the Fen to the playground and watching the girls climb all that they could climb, there was promise of a DQ Blizzard for all of us to share. We walked to DQ, shared a small smartie blizzard and then the girls ran/walked around the neighbourhood to burn off the sugar before heading home.
In the evening after both girls had gone to bed my cousin popped by to say hello, we could hear Oria singing in her room so I invited her out to join us.
When it was time to go back to bed Oria started to cry. I asked why she was crying. She replied with “I want to go to bed but I can’t fall asleep.” I asked if she needed a back rub and she said she needed a story. Just this simple communication to me from her made everything easier than continuing on with crying or a tantrum. I was grateful for this moment that I could help her with her needs and help her relax enough to fall asleep. I know that I myself was exhausted and just wanted my own bed.

What waking up looks like for me. This week it’s either this or her completely on top of me crazy nursing.
August 14, 2014

What waking up looks like for me. This week it’s either this or her completely on top of me crazy nursing.

New Words

August 14, 2014

While littlest little is starting to speak new words, biggest little has begun making up her own new words.