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Summer Series & Lists

Today starts a series of guest posts that will take place here and there over the lovely month of August.  You can check out the past series that we have done: 30 somethingsMommy Diaries and luckily for me, I have some very talented and willing readers, friends and blogging friends who were gracious enough to contribute.

I gave two choices of subjects and we'll start with the one with the least entries this week, plus its still summer, so it makes sense.  

I thought it would be fitting to start off this post with a list of my wishlist for a perfect summer of vacationing, which also will be a good linkup with Andrea's topic for today, my wishlist.  So I'm gonna linkup over there, where you can check out many, many more wishlists.

Now, if one summer would be composed of all these elements, then it would be a perfect summer indeed:

1) Vernon, B.C = my happy place.  Enough said.

2) Quiet, fresh air time = anytime spent outside running, reading/enjoying a beer and clam on the deck, listening to nature and admiring the endless Saskatchewan sky.

3) Saskatchewan Lakes- we are so fortunate to have so many beautiful parks nearby.  I love going out fishing with Mom and Dad or Dan's parents, but mostly I love jumping off the boat into that cool lake water.

4) Something new: Last summer we took a side trip to Lake Louise/Banff National Park. I love that moment when you get into the mountains and get your first deep inhale of fresh mountain air.   Growing up we'd drive through Banff National Park yearly en route to my Aunt's, and my favourite was stopping at Takaka Falls to do a hike.  Last year we stopped at Lake Louise and I was floored by the beauty.  I will have to get back there and explore more.

5) A Toronto Blue Jays' game- gotta support our team!  Usually this means heading out to Toronto where Dan has some work and I love exploring Toronto!  This year we're switching it up a bit. More on that in a couple weeks ;)

So there you have it, my wishlist for a perfect summer.  Come back tomorrow for our first summertime faves guest post and then next week when we start our second topic; What Love Looks Like.  Also- to make this even more exciting, I've added a contest for the Summer Series. Make sure you get an entry or two in!

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Have a lovely Monday!


  1. Love being on the water!


    1. It is so therapeutic, isn't it. Love you blog- just checked it out!

  2. Sounds like the perfect summer to me too! I went to Banff a few years ago to ski, but I'd love to go back in the summer. The picture of your kids holding hands is so adorable. Looking forward to your guest posts!

    1. The summer is something else! Can't wait to explore your city!

  3. So after seeing this post I think I need to make a trip to Canada! :)

    1. You need to come out west, the cowgirl/tomboy in you would love it!

  4. Stopping by from the link up! Love the girly touch of the skirt with the Blue Jays shirt! I am going to have to remember that when football season starts and my husband tries to put Giants jersey's on our daughter!! :)

  5. Next time you come to TO, you message me IMMEDIATELY!!!!!!!!!!! We'd have so so so much fun at a Jays game and wine after :) just sayin'

  6. I Love everything about this! I wanna come to Canada!!!

  7. Sounds like the perfect summer! Love lounging on a boat while my family fishes!



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