Quick time-out to take a bath while camping, loving every minute!
Another weekend on the way, and another road trip in the works! Short trip this time though, off to the farm for the weekend to help things along there. Our fun-filled August long-weekend will include such highlights as killing chickens, and swathing & baling hay! (Can you sense the sarcasm there!?) But I’m a little overdue for pitching in at the farm so am not actually complaining. Follow that up with a short work week and finally a weekend in the city! I didn’t say a free weekend, but it’s a start! We’ll be around for the whole weekend, save for a Saturday event celebrating a 50th wedding anniversary.
As I alluded to in my last update regarding friend catch ups, we haven’t been able to accomplish nearly as much as we had hoped. We met Jason & Kara for supper one evening…and that’s about all. We’re really falling behind guys so sorry :(. Looking ahead though, we only have the following weekend booked up for a wedding in Regina, and then we’re probably free until harvest starts, so here’s hoping we can get in some much needed (and at this point deserved!) socializing!
It seems like every summer we say “We need to slow things down and find more time…” but it never seems to work, so I’m not going to try to make that statement again. I just hope that one of these years we actually find a little R&R time to just breathe and hang out a little more than we currently are. Anyway, I really should get back to work before someone catches on to my brief moment of time on my hands being used to update the site.
Until next time, take care everyone! And to those friends out there (im)patiently waiting, let’s make some plans right now! Stake your claim on a weekend/weekday night, then we’re committed to it!
(PS: Random Luke camping picture attached to post, just to prove he/we’re still alive out there!)
Alright, so not to be outdone by my better half, I figured I better put up an update on here too! Seems like our lives never seem to slow down at all, especially now with Luke in tow! As mentioned previously, we have just returned from 8 days at Canora Beach and it was great! For those that don’t know, Canora Beach is located on the North East corner of Good Spirit Lake (oddly enough, 18km from the town of Canora). It’s a private campground with the strangest beach I’ve ever been at. We were literally able to walk probably 1/4 mile or more from shore and still touch the bottom! And our 8 person party island was definately a good investment, we had a great time with it the entire time we were there, including Crystal’s Mom & Dad, and we were even able to float Luke out there a time or 2 so we were literally able to have everyone out on the water all together. Besides the water, we were also able to squeeze in a round of golf in Canora, I had hoped to be able to get in a few more, but I’ll take what I can get!
Looking forward, we’ve got another Bodnarus Auctioneering sale this Saturday, home to help out at the farm on the long weekend, Regina for a wedding the following weekend, then maybe another camping weekend (a guy can dream can’t he!?). So the Palmer family schedule continues to fill up, I think I’ve just got to learn to accept it. We are hoping to catch up with our long lost friends that have been travelling this summer as well, some gone to the USA for a month, others that were on their honeymoon in Hawaii, so here’s hoping we can get some friend-suppers going on in the next week or so.
Anyway, that will have to do for now. Life continues on, I’m trying to re-focus on work after being away for a week. Just in time for another ADESA Public Auction tomorrow @ 5:30. Should be a hot one! Take care all, until next time!
All I can say is wow, I thought time went by fast before we had Luke but now it seems to be flying by even faster! Luke is still a happy baby for the most part and continues to make this whole parenting thing quite easy. He is growing alot and it is quite incredible how fast he learns new things.
In the past week or 2 he has started trying to sit himself up, he has found his feet and he just started to really play with his toys that hang above him in his chairs or on his play mat. He “talks” alot these days and listening to him babble away is my new favorite thing to do and easily distracts me from getting anything accomplished. We think he’s going to be giggling soon, he already tries to when we play with him. Also this past week we have come to realize that there is a good chance he is teething already.
We had been trying to encourage Luke to use his legs and stand up, he wasnt really showing much interest in that and then one day this week he started standing up. This tells his daddy that its definitely time to get a jolly jumper for him so I’m pretty sure within a day or 2 Tim will have a jolly junper all ready to go for Luke.
Well we are on our way to Regina to watch the Rider game with Travis before heading home from our week long camping trip at Canora Beach. We had a great time and Luke was a happy little camper throughout the majority of our stay, this didnt surprise us though because he loves being outside and is quite facinated with trees thus making camping the perfect holiday for him.
I’m sad to say I failed at taking pictures this week, when I wasnt too busy to take them I was too busy relaxing to think about it. My mom did manage to take some though so we will have to post those pictures to the gallery soon.
We finally got some use out of the party island we impulsively bought last year during a costco trip for groceries. I think Tim and everyone else who got to enjoy it this week would agree with me when I say it was definitely worth every penny. We had a blast!
When we weren’t enjoying the beach we were relaxing at the site, playing some games, oh and we pretty much ate like kings all week…theres just nothing like campfire food…sooo yummy!
Good weather, great food, excellent company = fantastic time and we can’t wait to do it again.
So sitting here tonight, I realized that we haven’t really updated the website at all since the week after Luke was born! Sorry faithful followers! Let’s see if I can give you a quick recap: the month of April involved weekends at both of our families homes, including the annual spring steak night and fundraiser auction in Bladworth. That was a great night, and Luke’s first public appearance which was great and he was awesome! In May, we had another auction sale, and were actually lucky enough to stay home for May long weekend. It was some much needed non-travel time for us to get caught up on sleep, and finish some much needed spring cleaning in the basement. The downside was that it cost us the back window in the truck (totally not my fault, but long story).
Which brings us to this past weekend, and Sarah’s grad on Friday. Lot’s of family out, some of which got to meet/see Luke for the first time. Sadly, the weather really didn’t cooperate for much of any outdoor pictures, so we had to regroup on Sunday when the weather cleared a little. All in all, a great weekend, and as you can tell from the gallery, Sarah was very much radiantly in her glory. It goes without saying, but congratulations Sarah!
Looking forward, Justin & Teresa’s wedding is now under 2 weeks away, so there will be some preparations going on there. Jason & Kara will be hitting the road for another epic camping adventure starting Friday, so good luck and have fun on the trip guys. Can’t wait to hear about all the details when you’re back. I’m sure you’ll be able to follow their RSS feed to keep tabs on their adventures or head on over to jasonandkara.com. Hopefully summer gets here some day soon and we can enjoy some warm weather. Anyway, that’s all for now, check out the 300+ new pictures in the gallery, leave your comments, and we’ll see you again soon! Hopefully Crystal finds time to update this place one of these days (hint, hint!). Later all!