|Not one, not two, but FIVE trucks|
just outside of our house...
|Rory the horse. Not happy with his can on wheels.|
|Drive thru ice-cream place in rural Ontario,|
Rory was a hit.
|Bed, Bale and Breakfast in Kenaston, |
|Hoodoos in Drumheller|
And would I have it any other way?
Not a chance!
Am I crazy? Quite possibly.
But in amongst those mad moments were some truly wonderful family adventures. We stood at the top of a mountain. We went as far west as the kids have EVER been. We saw dinosaur bones, a live moose, the Terry Fox Memorial, and real hoo doos. We mets some amazing people with open arms and kind hearts. We giggled. And laughed, and joked and explored. We learned that generosity lives not in big bank accounts but in small gestures of friendship. And we did it together.
|Sulfur Mountain in Banff|
|Move in day...|
|We're here! Dipping my feet in the Pacific.|
What's insane is how well it all went. It's insane that we are here, that we drove that far with five people in a pickup truck towing a horse, and we're still talking to one another. It's insane that our travel costs were covered by the military--not all of them, but most. And it's so insane that we live here...in this beautiful town on this beautiful island. Yes, we've still got boxes artfully hidden under tablecloths and crammed in corners, and yes I'm sick of disorganization, mess and chaos...but we made it.
And that is what it's all about.
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