Sunday, August 29, 2010


DH and I just returned home from a fabulous vacation in beautiful British Columbia. It was a short trip, but well worth it. We flew out on Monday morning and we flew back on Friday. We have not been able to go away together since our honeymoon 19 years ago because of all of our "Critters". We are lucky to have a lady who lives not too far from us who agreed to come to our place twice a day to feed and care for our "Critters". My Jack Russell Terrier is getting older so she let her stay at her place. If not for her, our vacation would not have been possible. She did a great job too.

We stayed at my sister's house. We had a great time. Her meals were fantastic. I thought the seats in the airplane had gotten smaller but I think I was bigger on the way home after all of her great meals. Thanks Karen, your dinners were delicious.
My sister Karen and her husband Allen were great hosts, they even had a family gathering on the Wednesday night with prime rib, salads, potatoes, and all the fixins. Homemade apple or strawberry rhubarb pie and ice cream for desert too. My father, my other sister Audrey, her husband and our niece and nephew were all there. It was a great time.

The next day, we went to my sister Audrey's home and got to see all of her animals and had some nice pastries and coffee. Boy, I thought I had lots of critters. She has parrots, a pea hen, chickens, roosters, goats, and two dogs. I took a few pictures of some of the critters.
My niece is great at playing the piano so she played the first song on my Blog, River flows in you by Yiruma. She played it so beautifully, my sister and I cried. It was awesome!

Myself and my two sisters went shopping to my favorite store "The Weathered Rooster".
It is my all time favorite. They have lots of Prim stuff and lots of Colonial furniture and lighting and textiles. DH and I are already looking forward to our next trip out there!

One of the goats

Guard Dog for the animals. This guy keeps all the predators such as coyotes away from all of the other animals. His name is "Jake"

A friendly face

A flock of chickens

My niece playing "River Runs in You" by Yiruma

A couple of textile runners that I got from the Weathered Rooster

A primitive pumpkin from the Weathered Rooster


  1. Sounds like you had a great time! Nothing like getting away - and then coming home. Happy fall! Dawn

  2. Janet, so happy you could get away! I know how hard you've been working and I'm sure you needed that break! Love the runners, can't wait to see them :D

  3. Wonderful to have you guys come and visit! We all had a great time! Looking forward to the next time we can all be together.

    Love the pictures of all of the critters and, of course, your shopping treasures.


  4. Aw, what a wonderful time! I found myself smiling throughout your post. To me, there is nothing more precious than family time together building sweet memories! I enjoyed following along on your visit.

    The textiles you picked up are lovely!! The colors and patterns are prim wonderful!