Low Tide and a Trip to Stanley Park in Vancouver

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On our last day in Canada, The Nerd and I took Andrew down to the beach during Low Tide. It was a bit too early in the morning for Andrew’s taste, and a tad bit cold, but I had fun taking photos!

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Later that day, we visited Stanley Park in Vancouver. The Vancouver skyline is so neat, with all the glass buildings right on the water’s edge.

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We had such a great time on our trip. Thanks for sharing the journey with us.

Have you ever visited Vancouver? What was your favorite part?


A Family Affair

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Before we headed to The Nerd’s cousin’s wedding, we decided to take some family photos while we were all dressed up.

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Andrew and his Grandpa had an agreement that Andrew would get Grandpa’s tie all drooly so that he could take it off. Andrew happily obliged.

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The wedding was beautiful and we had a marvelous time. Andrew was the hit of the party (besides the beautiful bride, of course) and he tried to steal the show during the speeches at the reception. I’m sure the Bride and Groom didn’t appreciate all the loud baby babble, but we sure thought it was funny.

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The day after the wedding, the family had a barbecue for the bride and groom. It was a beautiful day. Andrew was mesmerized by the beautiful flowers and the green grass. He loved feeling it against his feet — we don’t have grass like that in Texas.

Once again, Andrew was the hit of the party. He met so many people and won them over instantly. I don’t think he cried even once when someone new held him. I know he is missing all of his Canadian friends and family being stuck and home now with just Mommy.

Last Canadian post tomorrow — our trip to Stanley Park and a visit to the beach at Low Tide! Thanks for looking!


A Sunny Stroll and Breathtaking Sunset in White Rock, BC

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One of my favorite things about White Rock was the cute little beach houses built up along the hill overlooking the ocean. We decided to strike out one day and walk along the fun shops and waterfront to get a closer look.

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The place where we stayed — the Ocean Promenade Hotel — was so adorable. We had a balcony with a view of the ocean. It was so fun to sit outside and chat and not roast!

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Top: LOFT, Pants: LOFT, Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider, Watch: Michael Kors, Bag: Coach

I tried to dress casually and comfortably for this trip. I had to get a photo of Andrew and Mommy in our matching Sperry’s!

That evening, I asked The Nerd if we could walk down to the Pier at sunset.

The view of the city lights reflecting on the water was breathtaking. Ducks floated on the water and the moon came out as the sun went down.

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It was truly the perfect night. Can I go back? No? Well, alright then.


A Cloudy Morning and Sunshine at the Beach in White Rock, BC

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Last month, we had the chance to go to White Rock, BC to visit The Nerd’s family and attend his cousin Andrea’s wedding.

It was my first time in Canada (and Andrew’s too!) and The Nerd hadn’t been for several years.

The Pacific Northwest is beautiful country, with mountains and beaches that will just take your breath away. Of course, I had the time of my life taking photos of our trip.

Our first morning in White Rock, we headed down to the beach with Andrew. It was a bit chilly (at least, it wasn’t the usual 100-degree hotness that we have here in Texas!).

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Andrew had a great time riding around on his Grandpa’s shoulders and getting to see everything.

After our trip down to the shoreline, we decided to go visit The Nerd’s grandmother, Joan. Joan had never met Andrew, so we knew this would be the highlight of our trip.

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Joan had some fun wooden spoons for Andrew to play with on a pallet in the floor. He had the best time getting to know Nana and banging around with the wooden spoons.

Later in the day, went back to the beach because the weather was just gorgeous.

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The sunshine and the blue skies were perfect. The Nerd kept talking about his master plan to relocate our family to the Pacific Northwest. I think it was just the delirium from 70-degree weather talking.

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But when this is just outside your door, why wouldn’t you dream of living here?

It was such a fun day and a wonderful beginning to a great trip! I can’t wait to share it all with you…look forward to more tales from Canada this week!

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