Friday, November 4, 2016

Canada Trip: Day two + three

Like how I said day two was going to be the next day.... hahah I should've known. A BIG hug to all of you who are still following along though. It's nice to open this blog up and just write for fun and to play catch up.

but here we go! Day two and three on our Canada trip...

Because I'm such a type A, I had this trip planned out to the hour and surprisingly it all went pretty great. We started off a little late some mornings, but were still able to go to all the spots we picked out. Peyto Lake was pretty amazing. There was a viewpoint, but if you hiked up a little bit you got better views! We wandered around here for a while and then Stefan and I took the girls back to the cars once it started to rain a little. On the way back to the Fairmont we stopped off at Lake Minnewanka and it was FREEZING so we go a few pictures and hopped back in the car so we could find somewhere for lunch.

We ended up eating lunch at the Fairmont and with several different restaurants inside it was easy to bounce around and try new things. I did a quick shoot with my best friend for Christmas cards and then we had to wait out some rain to go canoeing, but it was well worth it.

you can't see Aubs in that picture, but she's happily sucking on a lollipop. It was a little cold so we paddled quickly to the back of the lake and back before both girls' hands were frozen. 

The rest of the night was games + pizza + beer + wine + and late night room service desserts... what more could you ask for?

Lyss + Keiran had to fly back in the afternoon on the third day but we all met up again in the morning and hiked Johnston Canyon. We were on a mission to find the 'secret spot' and after a bunch of trial and error we made it there.

^ don't let them fool you... apparently theres a video out there of them being bad babysitters that I've yet to see ;) Rae's so happy when she gets to hang with her friends 24/7.

^blurry tourist photo, thanks lady.

I meannnnn.... that face. Can we please do this again? Soon? GAH.

+ just for fun I also did a styled elopement shoot that was recently featured on Junebug Wedding. It was beautiful and the couple is so freaking cute. So thankful for them and the little time we were able to spend together creating magic.

andddddd I might as well post the last little bit of the trip. We ended up staying at this pretty neat condo and we were able to put the girls down for bed and close the door. It was MAGICAL. I'm all for vacations and adventuring but to be able to have JUST adult time is pretty nice, too. So we laughed, drank way too much wine trying to make a boomerang and did a little shopping and exploring during our last days. My best friend lives way too far and even though we literally talk once a day its so fun being able to hang out and make stupid jokes in person. Plus, seeing her with my girls is basically my favorite thing.

It was an amazing vacation and I'm so happy everything worked out. We made it the whole 12 hours back home in one piece but only because we bought dvd players in Canada so the girls would be content. So not opposed to whipping those bad boys out for long drives now. And now I can't wait to go back... definitely a place I'd love to explore more of one day!


1 comment:

  1. Oh my word!! I'm so glad you loved it and seeing these pictures has me yearning to go back!! If only I can convince my husband that family vacations to places other than Disney are a good idea ;)

    PS those boots that Rae is wearing. I love them and want them for myself and Ellie!!