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Friday, July 29, 2011

Gibson House, British Columbia

Historical Gibson House--One of the First European Homesteads on Lake Okanagan
My Lovely Daughters Playing on the Front Lawn of Gibson House

Mist
Tabs
Pip
Beach Combing
Ground Squirrel Wanting to Join Our Picnic
Curious Ground Squirrel


The girls and I attempted a picnic at Gibson House. As luck would have it, it rained on us so indeed the picnic was literally on Gibson House's front porch. I would love to live at Gibson house. I so enjoy the pastoral view and mature treed front yard. I have always loved established yards with big trees and big lilac bushes--I suppose everyone does. Kelowna is such a new city that the yards and growth are always so young. 
Peter and I walked out of a movie last night: The Tree of Life. After 1/2 hour of viewing exploding lava and waves crashing to morose music, I decided life was just too short to spend it watching that crap. We ended up at DQ for blizzards--a blizzard a month keeps the doctor away!
My life seems to be an endless line up of pinched nerves and pulled muscles. I am always nursing some type of sports injury. Today, stopping to view the damage the deer did to my tomato plants caused a pinched nerve in my neck/back.  I had been doing my morning squats with weights in the back yard and stopped to water the plants between sets. One must not stop to view the tomatoes, I guess :P --Must recover for tomorrows 3h dance workshop!
Last day of swim lesson for my littlest girls. They are very excited as it is a day of play in the pool. Also, I always treat them with one treat from the vending machine in the pool lobby on the last day of lessons. It's amazing how excited one can get over the thought of choosing a vending machine treat.
Mist is camping this weekend with a friend and the friends neighbors at their lake front property. At 14 Mist is a very independent young woman.
We bought a car! The barcelona Red RAV4 4x4. It is loaded so we are excited about experiencing the luxury: a camera in the rear view mirror that shows what's behind the car, bluetooth, leather, push button start, sunroof etc. I am looking forward to driving it. I have driven beasts for so long (vans) and big cars with car seats. The RAV4 is actually fun to drive--a treat for me. We are down to one booster seat for Pip so we decided it was time to move to a smaller vehicle. The RAV4 is really fuel efficient too.

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