Saturday, August 27, 2011

There's Nothing Like a Good Cup of Coffee to Start The Weekend

There's nothing like a good cup of coffee to start the weekend. This week I started drinking decaf coffee in an effort to wean myself off caffeine. I've had killer headaches but hopefully I'm over the worst of it.

Don't you love the design on this cup of coffee? I wish I could take the credit for it, but alas no, it was a far more experienced coffee maker at the Kerr Street Cafe in my hometown of Oakville.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Camping Trip

This past weekend our family went on a camping trip to Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario. We had never visited this park before and were really impressed. There is a stunning lake there, offering canoeing and swimming as well as beautiful granite and quartz rock formations.

Saturday was a glorious warm day. On Saturday morning, we woke to find a family of four raccoons sleeping in the top of a tree on our site.  That night after we finished our dinner, we sat around the fire while the raccoon mommy and three babies decided it was time to come down the tree. They were very nervous but knew they had to come down. It was interesting to watch the mother raccoon pushing one of the babies to climb down the tree and the baby trying to get back up. Although we stayed very quiet, they were obviously scared. The mommy gave the baby a good talking to (at least that's what it sounded like) and then they made it down and disappeared into the bush.

Sunday, sadly it rained! Today we're cleaning the mud off the tents and packing everything away.

It's the last of the family road trips for the summer :(


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Fresh From My Garden

I picked these from the garden and placed them in a vase in the kitchen. Later we went out for a few hours and left all the windows closed. When we arrived home the beautiful scent of these roses had permeated the entire house.

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Lazy Days of Summer

It just a few weeks left until the boys head off to school again. I'm going to miss their company during the day as well as the lunches on the patio outside. Both boys love books and Jake particularly likes to sit on the patio eating his lunch and reading his favorite piece of fiction. Enjoy your weekend..hope it's a good one.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beautiful Buildings of Rome

At the end of June, we spent a glorious two weeks in Italy. I am now finally getting the time to sort through the hundreds of photos I took during the vacation. Today I'm featuring some of the beautiful buildings of Rome...they're everywhere!