Birthday Celebrations

A day of celebration in photos.

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Fancied Up

B and I were so excited to get dressed up to attend our friend’s wedding. It has been a while since both of us attended a wedding or even dressed up this nice!  We had to take some photos for the blog!

Congratulations C & T on your marriage!

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Lancaster County in Photos

As part of my husband’s graduate course, he went down to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to do some research on rural planning policies in farming communities.

He came back with a collection of these photos, so he gets full credit!

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Beau’s Brewery

I went to Cornwall for a few days for work.  Included in my day’s work, was a tour to Beau’s All Natural Brewery in Vankleek Hill, Ontario (about 20 minutes from the Quebec border).

What a sweet place! Makes me sad that I can’t drink beer anymore.  I couldn’t leave without trying a few samples and suffering the consequences, though.

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Niagara Wine Touring 101

It’s pretty nice being only 1.5 hours away from Niagara region. Once you get through the traffic and into over-populated “rural” Niagara region, you’ll find vineyard upon vineyard.

Mama Sharpe came for a visit this weekend, and our first stop was at the Kitchener Farmers Market for some Ontario in-season goodies like beans, tomatoes and corn on the cob, and then we set off to wine country via Hamilton.

It was a lot of driving and a lot of traffic, but it was all worth it to stop at fruit stands to buy just-picked peaches and cherries.  What a treat!  We stopped at a couple of wineries and then called it a day.  It can be very draining driving through construction traffic.

I think next time I attempt wine touring, I’ll opt for the bicycle tours.

What a great time!

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Beauty in the Garden

I have a small garden, but my plants are really coming along!

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11:00 p.m. Lights Out!

Happy 2nd birthday to my little nephew, Jordan.  The family drove many hours to camp out at Mikisew Provincial Park, an activity we haven’t done in many years, despite the many years we spent camping as a family when I was young.

Camping with family and friends in photos.

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