M and me: the natural progression of AWESOME

M and I took a mini vacation to Vancouver Island to relax and to catch up with family and our good friends! We completed a gorgeous hike at Shaw Creek where the trees are supersized and the lush fern and moss undergrowth made it feel like you were walking on clouds. We learned that red dye no. 9 makes me a bundle of crazy energy and a whole lotta fun!  The boys worked on M's bro's new home together, I went to the spa. : ) Spent a few nights porch monkeying with our bests' Doug and Jamie from Out of the Storm  backpacking adventures. Business is starting to pick up for these two and the building looks awesome! A must to check out if you or someone you know is planning to hike the West Coast Trail or any trail, or going anywhere awesome. Or maybe you know someone who needs someone awesome to go with them? Either or! We spent an afternoon on Shawnigan Lake wake skating behind a 15ft tinny using a a surfboard (make do with what you have right?). best day!

We caught up with the Skoretz family too! Remember that gorgeous barn we got married beside last summer? Well...that farm yard is in for a bit of an upgrade thanks to Macdonald + Lawrence. A second barn is being erected on the property. A one-of-a-kind timber framed event barn is currently in the works. Each timber hand selected for its own unique characteristics, every brace curve shaped from naturally bent trees.  no metal nails, all peg and dowling. This project is one that near to our hearts. We are so proud of their courage and excited for Bird's Eye Cove Farm and what is in store for them. Follow the progress HERE.

We squeezed in a baby bump photo shesh for our friends Catherine + Ryan , who welcomed their baby girl Aug 1, 2011! yay!

We wrapped up the holiday extravaganza with a impromptu silly session on the ferry while trying to think of what we could do on the ferry. It was fun! Last stop our Walter cousin get-together in Coquitlam to snuggle the newest addition and chow a tasty BBQ!