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Renaissance Festival 2016

Woo jumping forward and then hopping back and then going back even FURTHER! So I posted October, now it is time to check back at our yearly date to the festival. In 2016 we not only went with Ravyn and Shandai (as has become tradition), but we ALSO brought along Sean and Ted who were down on a visit from Canada. This was Sean’s second time (he and Ken had a short visit the previous year to the festival) and Ted’s first. I think we gave them a good experience… everything from jousting to beer to random sights seen. And Shandai and I snuck away for some girls only time shopping.20160904_150720_hdr

This year we went as simple travelers… no fancy lady corsets for us this year (thank goodness). In fact, this is a costume I may re-do for the next year. Not so “correct” but much more comfortable. Though I will probably add some colour. We shall see.20160904_101028

And Ken showed his knees… thanks to a loaned kilt.1473003625279

We had lovely food.img_20160904_222219

AND I got my hair braided.20160904_132049


I actually managed to keep the braids nice for over a week! (Image below is NOT a full week later)img_20160905_103313

Less photos than usual… but no less fun… and MERMAIDS!!20160904_143340



Music and fire!20160904_153954


Just so much fun!fb_img_1473028791706




Sagas, Dramas and other “as”

So as I am sure everyone who reads my blog has realized… life is never simple with this family. We like to do things with style… but first lets go over some of the fun that was to be had on the last day of our weekend here with Chris and Chris… the first backyard fire of the season!!! The weather was lovely but the mosquitoes are already out, and they are HUGE. We were surprised at the size of them!

My whole family

We had He Chris chopping wood and of course all those ladybugs you were able to see but not hear in the blog entry before this.


With fire comes snacks and of course the best one of all – S’mores! There is something totally addictive about that combination of marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers. All of the big kids got a chance to roast their own marshmallows.


And of course enjoy the results…


Echo did her thing by walking around and just generally exploring, we tried giving her a marshmallow but she spit it out!! Seriously, whose kid is this??? 

Baby Girl

Anyway, lovely weather… brought out the summer hats! 

And the birthday ball... that lasted til today but then... well pop! But that is ok Grandma has a new one Daddy will pick up!

Now for today… well the van saga is ongoing… we had a bit of trouble getting temporary insurance for the vehicle of choice which threw off our decision making process on the whole vehicle roulette. After all I don’t drive and there is the whole who watches the kids if I did… and then the decision as to what to do with the vehicle you came with to drive the other back… blah blah blah. Well after a VERY frustrating afternoon of phone calls and waiting Ken was able to settle it all. We could get the temporary insurance TOMORROW with 48 hours to do the final registration. Now to get Ken all the way to pick up the vehicle. Here is where Karyn is (as usual) an amazing friend… after work she is collecting Ken and the two of them are taking the road trip to test drive (and if there is nothing glaringly wrong) purchase and head home! That would mark the end of one of our two drama/sagas. So please say a prayer and keep a positive thought. 

We had a drop by from Karyn today as well which meant Trinity got her special hair brushing/braiding time. They have the best conversations while sitting together doing hair. Trinity assures me that the moment Aunty Karyn leaves she misses her. 

Special Aunty time

I also picked up some shorts with the weather topping off at 25 Celsius today I was sorely needing some. And a white t-shirt for Echo for the weekend to give us a few more outfit options (3.00 for her size!). Although apparently by Friday it is supposed to snow again! Go Alberta weather!!

I went through the girls’ and my clothing today to sort for the weekend etc. and tomorrow it is the boys’ turn. We don’t have too many proper bags sadly but we will make do! 

Hugs for Mommy