Countdown continues...

Lots of last minute things to do.

As well, there is lots of time to just relax

now that all the main packing has been done.

Time to visit friends,

go for long fall walks, craft, knit and read.

As I write this, it's raining out side.

Our valley is covered in a low gray fog that doesn't lift

for days.

Time for some Thai sunshine.

First leg of our flight after leaving here will be

Vancouver to Hong Kong,

then on to Bangkok, then a bus to Hua Hin.

Then the beach.

Yes the count down continues.




One week today...

Finishing most of the packing,

My list is getting shorter and shorter each day.

Some of my time is being taken

up by cleaning out the garden pots, some still blooming so beautifully.

Taking time to get some of my

knitting and crochet supplies to take along.

Knitting a row or two when I have a few spare moments.

It's all very good and exciting.

7 more sleeps before we fly out.




Colour in my life...

My love for colour is well known.

I don't own one article of clothing that is black.

My colour palette is mostly pinks, turquoise mixed in with

some white and beige.

I am the happiest using and wearing lots of colours.



My happy little girl...

New photos of my happy little girl.

When we FaceTime, she barely sits still.

The energy she has is amazing, the happiness she gives is heartfelt.

I adore her playfulness.




It's definitely fall here..

Back from Vancouver Island..it was great seeing our

friends and seeing family.

The seasons changing, our first frost here today.

Cooler morning, rainy days, shorter days and cooler nights.

The countdown to our holiday is only

a couple of weeks away.

Here are a few photos,

love the mist on the lakes on our drive down.

Countdown to our holiday in Thailand!
Celebrating our 27th wedding anniversary today!

Jim enjoying our walk and celebrating his birthday

on Oct 6.

It sure is a very good life and I am very very grateful.




This past week.....

We have enjoyed having our friends visiting from Vancouver Island.

We travel to the Island tomorrow morning to stay with them and see

Jim's cousin Wayne and Jo-Ann.

Enjoying my visit last week with

Claire, Jeremy and Julie.

Celebrating Jeremy's 43rd birthday!

(How is it possible that those years have passed so quickly?)

Remembering my wonderful Mother.

It seems to me that 16 years seems like such a long

time to be without the wisdom and love

of this kind and loving women.




Fall is here..

It's been a busy but totally wonderful week!

Nelson, West Kelowna, Port Coquitlam.

I am in Port Coquitlam enjoying one of my last weekends with

Jeremy, Julie and Claire before we had off to Thailand.

It's a ProDay today and Claire and I will be crafting and having fun!

I imagine I will have lots of new photos to share!



It seems fall is here...

Cooler tempetures,

rain, leaves falling, grapes being picked,

I think we can say with a degree of confidence that fall is on its way.

It's a beautiful time of the year here in the Okanagan.

September is my favourite month.

My kind and loving mother was born in September 11 - 1924

she died in September 2000.

My son Jeremy is a September baby as well

6 family members have September birthdays.

I was lucky enough to be born 2 days after my mom's

25th birthday on September 13.

So yes, September remains my favourite month of the year.

And as my dear friends know,

I celebrate it all month long!

These wonderful birch paintings were painted
by my talented sister
Caroline Kelly.
One of the loves of my life,
my son Jeremy!