July 31, 2011


Ahhhh, the stain we put on our deck LAST YEAR is peeling up already...it's a long story, but it was the incorrect product for the job.  So Cory is doing some pressure washing to get most of it off.  Hope to get this re-stained next spring to reveal the beautiful cedar it is.

July 30, 2011


She is an amazing little helper in the kitchen.  Prepping asparagus for the grill...yum!

July 29, 2011


Swimming lessons are over for another year and both A + S passed their classes and had an awesome time being fish with the other kids.

July 28, 2011


I love this face...no matter how messy she may be!
(Coco eating spaghetti and sauce at 11 months)

July 27, 2011


Went out to dinner at the Moosehead in Kenossee Lake with these friends from highschool.  It was great to see them all and spend some time catching up.

July 26, 2011


With the construction of our brand new K-12 school comes the demolition of the old elementary school.  Here you can see the beams of the gymnasium exposed, once a place of many community gatherings (Christmas concerts, Halloween dances, Kindergarten graduations...the list is long).  I couldn't help but feel a little sad seeing this as it my my old Elementary School too.

July 25, 2011


Loved being greeted by this handmade ART when I arrived home from work.

July 24, 2011


Had a great time with my friend Jocelyn this weekend traveling to and from Kendra & Kevin's wedding.  We stopped in Melita MB for a photo opp at the 'big banana'.

July 23, 2011


Attended Kendra & Kevin's wedding today in Manitoba...so happy for these two!

July 22, 2011

July 20, 2011


A party in the park was the buzz in town during the lunchhour today.  Took the kids after swimming lessons to enjoy the games and treats.

July 18, 2011


It's not too often we start off the week around here with empty laundry baskets...what a good feeling!

July 17, 2011


Snapped a photo of Cory and his Grandma before we left Saskatoon this morning

July 16, 2011


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We had a blast at Grandma Nash's birthday party this weekend in Saskatoon!

It was so nice to see everyone and catch up.  It will be a memorable weekend for all of us, especially the kids who played hard the whole time.

July 15, 2011


Today we jetted off for the first time away from our new store for the weekend...we're heading to Saskatoon for Cory's Grandma's 80th birthday celebration and stayed overnight in a Regina hotel for the night.  

On the way out of town, we received the call letting us know we were approved for financing to purchase the assets of the other lumberyard in Oxbow.  We are proud to have completed this deal in a short amount of time, which we began working on just a few days before we took over the first lumberyard.  Excited to be able to amalgamate the two lumberyards into one in the new location (which means Starr Liquor & Wine can grow in it's own store).  Exciting times!!

It was so nice to see Cory SMILE tonight as he played with the kids at the hotel pool.  You could see he was less stressed with the news we received today.  So proud to have him by my side as we embark on yet another adventure in this small town...we couldn't do it without one another!

July 11, 2011

July 10, 2011

July 08, 2011

July 07, 2011


These two have been having sleepovers in each other's rooms each night since summer holidays began...love that they are so close.

July 04, 2011


Spent the day with this monkey in Regina for his 6 month ear check-up...everything is looking good!

July 02, 2011


Photographed my third wedding of the season today...gosh I love being a part of a couple's special day!

July 01, 2011


Celebrating Canada Day! 
Created a quick layout about our celebrations this year...
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