Summer Fun

So even though I have barely been blogging I have been having a lot of summer fun this year so I thought I would share some photos and snippets of the fun…

The Shuswap – August 2016

The week after August Long Weekend I spent in the Shuswap at my mom’s new summer place in Scotch Creek, BC.


It was a great week with lots of time by the pool, lots of reading and lots of hanging out with family. We also biked everywhere which is my favourite thing about Scotch Creek!



Mornings with coffee and my book were my FAVOURITE. Is there anything more relaxing than coffee and reading?!


My aunt and I also visited a nearby winery and went to a drop-in yoga class on the beach!


We spent our second last day there at the lake and rented Stand Up Paddleboards – super fun!



I also had visits with two wonderful friends, who I miss soooo much! And their sweet babes of course <3

It was a really great week and also nice to have some time off from work and just chill, which is what summer is all about right!

Moberly Lake – August 2016

This past weekend Eric and I rented a cabin on Moberly Lake, which is a lake about 1.5 hours from Fort St. John. There was no cell phone service and extremely spotty wifi so it was really nice to disconnect for a couple of days.




A sunset on Saturday night and then a beautiful sunrise paddle on Sunday morning!


Chloe had fun playing in the water!


And we did a ton of kayaking! It was so lovely!


When we weren’t kayaking we were on the deck reading and drinking beer.

It was a super wonderful weekend and also really great for Eric and I to get away together as he wasn’t able to join me at the Shuswap earlier in the month because of work.

We don’t really have much else planned for the rest of the summer but we do want to spend some day trips checking out lakes in the area and going kayaking, especially since we finally got a second kayak!

What kinds of summer fun activities have you been up to this year? 

10 Responses

  1. I’m glad you have fit some fun into your summer as I know it’s been an intense year for you guys between your move and settling in! Both getaways sounds so wonderful and relaxing! I’m all about getaways that involve lots of time outdoors and lots of downtime for reading and relaxing. I can’t believe how big Geralyn’s little guy has gotten – he is so cute!

    I feel like summer has been a total blur for us but some fun things we’ve done include going to the lake, hosting friends for a bbq, grilling lots of meals, and gardening! I haven’t been out on a kayak besides at my parents so I really want to do that before the month of August is over!

  2. All these pictures just look so peaceful and relaxing. The Shuswap trip sounds so wonderful – I love BC. I love spending as much time as possible outside in the summer, and I’m happy to have done a lot of that so far. I have two more weeks off, and I plan to do a lot of reading and relaxing outside.

  3. Becky says:

    That looks so beautiful and so relaxing!! How was the Vinegar Girls book?

  4. Wow, that is some seriously beautiful scenery. So nice to get more time with the family too!

  5. Nora says:

    My word, those sunset/sunrise photos are beautiful. Glad you had some time away with your hubs. That time is so important. Deck + beer + reading = win in my book for sure.

  6. Stephany says:

    Okay, those pictures from Moberly Lake look like they belong in a brochure! HOW IS IT SO BEAUTIFUL?!?! Now I just want to visit. For nothing else but that deck. 😉

    I haven’t been doing much this summer because I’m trying to save all I can for my move next month! Wah. But I do have two fun trips coming up in November and I’m very much looking forward to them.

  7. Abby says:

    You have seen some incredible places this summer! My goodness – I think my husband and I need to plan a vacation to these places your dwell – they are SO pretty!!!!! We have only made it to Winnpeg ;).

    Gorgeous! That lake looks so tranquil!

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