a dream come true

tofino cousins summer 2016

…for nine years I dreamed of this moment, to be on the shores where my sister and I played as children, with our children, all together in my favourite place on earth (and sea)! what a magical time we had in Tofino….splashing, playing in the sand, surfing, feasting and laughing together! This is truly a summer I will remember always, I hope that our kids will too….sisters in tofino

daisy girls after a swim

Here’s some more daisy magic for you….after a pre-dinner beach swim (during our annual daisy photo shoot) the splish splashing continues when Dad turns the sprinkler on to water the daisy patch…

Dad turned the sprinkler on in the middle of our photo shoot!!!!IMG_6290brsweetness

These annual photos are a tradition I started when Raena was a baby…one day I hope to print a photo from each year and fill a wall in our home to showcase the magic!  Until then, the daisies and the daughters will keep on growing!

circle of love

Thirteen years ago today we made it official with a beautiful ceremony by the sea!  Saying our vows on a rocky point where we first went SCUBA diving together, surrounded by our dear friends and family.  Today, once the kids are in bed, we celebrate simply with a snuggle and some cherry topped ice cream — grateful is the word that comes to mind. Grateful for the time we have shared, for the adventures along the way, and most of all for our incredible girls.  Extra thankful that our youngest is home from hospital today (oh those broken arms can be more difficult than I thought).  Together today, with messages of love and best wishes coming from all our friends and family to help Alex heal, to help us cope. We are ever blessed by the circle of love that has surrounded us from that magic day when we said “I do” by the sea, when we asked all present to support and help us along the way.  I am so grateful, we are so blessed.