Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Saskatchewan - christmas in august!

This past long weekend we did some traveling in our own country and headed to visit family in Saskatchewan. People always look at me funny when I say we're off for a vacation in Saskatchewan, but our poor prairie neighbours get a bad rap - it is really a beautiful province! Mike's grandparents live in a provincial park right on the lake. The views are just beautiful. You are driving through 7 hours of flat farmland and then all of a sudden there is a valley of rolling hills and a beautiful lake.

"Christmas in August!?", you say? Yep, two Christmases in one year, it's great. We always see this side of the family every August Long weekend and decided it would be the perfect time to celebrate Christmas. It's quite a spectacle pulling up to the only house on the block with Christmas lights and a Christmas tree on the porch!! And this year it was double duty holidays, we celebrated Christmas and Grandpa's 80th birthday all on the same day. Hooray for multi-tasking! It was a great weekend of relaxing on the beach, eating and playing boardgames all night long.

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FYI, hit games from the weekend include: Banagrams, Apples to Apples, Things... (humour in a box), Pop 5... can you tell we played a lot? haha.
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Also, sis-in law, Laura was in town from Toronto! We're so glad we get to spend some time with her in the next two weeks, we miss you Laura!
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Hope you had a great weekend too!
Christine

7 comments:

  1. Wow, that place looks gorgeous! What a great idea to have Christmas in August!

    And I love that Apples to Apples game!

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  2. Aw, I love big family gatherings like that. Nothing like it!

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  3. A Christmas gathering in the summer is such a cute idea. I love that they put up lights + a tree, too! Your fam looks like fun :)

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  4. Which lake is it, if I can ask? I'm a Saskie, so thanks for the shout-out. ;)

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  5. Why hello there, Saskie!

    My hubbie's grandparents live on Lake Diefenbaker in Saskatchewan Landing Provincial Park. It's soo beautiful out there.

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  6. Remember how Adam and I came last year? Good times.

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  7. of course I remember, good times indeed. Except I cried when you left, miss you!!

    "I'm not crying, it's just raining... on my face".

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