Friday, March 6, 2015

a l m o s t u n p l u g g e d . . .

h e l l o   l o v e l i e s !

{unplug and share.}

on Monday morning we took a little road trip!

the rear seat held precious cargo.

we hit the road comforted by "berry steamers and blankets".

we were headed to the country where Caillou was born.

mommy and the "grands" road up to the time share with Mr D and i.

their daddy arrived later in the evening after a business meeting.

we traveled on the "Sea to Sky".

this journey, on a clear day, is truly one of the prettiest on earth.

the weather was crisp and clear.

we walked, strolled, and played under the cool Canadian sun for two full days.

we soaked in mega doses of wintertime vitamin d.  

one day my Fitbit registered 17, 853 steps.

both kiddos not only hit the ice, they insisted on trying ice hockey. daddy took them over

to the hockey area and out of the blue training aids for the truest of Canadian sports experiences.

there was an afternoon of art and letters in the sand on our deck. 

 how about this impromptu find for an etch a sketch?  no smoking is allowed, so i am not sure 

why the sand was present. i assure you that we washed hands thoroughly after this truly

enjoyable learning experience. 

on the final morning, Chrislyn and Jason ran while the kiddos had yogurt followed by

 a huge bubble bath in our over sized tub.

when they returned, we showered, packed and loaded the cars for the trip home.

one last special treat was shared before the journey. . . 

. . .  a walk to the Portobello bakery.

after record breaking steps on my Fitbit, i did not have one pang of

guilt when i ordered a twice baked almond croissant to go with my black coffee!


{since we do not have an international plan on our phones, all "data" was turned off.
we kept our phones on, only for emergency contact.
each day i limited myself to a few minutes on my laptop to check for possible
emails from my parents. } 


. . . back home . . . refreshed . . . and plugged in once again!

there is a day of catch up at the clinic ahead before . . . THE WEEKEND!



  1. I dream of the day when we have little ones to play with!

    It looks like you all had a great time.

  2. It sounds like it was a wonderful and relaxing time Lynne ! The grands are adorable and obviously bring you so much joy…
    XOXO Mary

  3. I am so glad you had a nice time,Lynne. Those littles are just adorable...makes our heart just beat with love to look at them, doesn't it? Hope you have a good day back at work and it is not too far behind workwise xo Diana

  4. What fun! Loved seeing your sweet grands! Life is so much easier when you have had a little R and R!
    Glad your hubby is doing well....

  5. Good morning, Lynne! What fun! I love those trainers for the ice (I know how to ice skate, but would probably fall now!) - the kids had a grand time, I know it!

    Spring is almost here!!!!

  6. Oh hello Lynne, looks like you all had a wonderful time. The scenery looks breathtaking and the pastries aren't bad either. Well done you for being so restrained! Love Linda x

  7. Hi Lynne,
    What a fun family trip with the little ones. Lots of great memories!