Mother’s Day 2019

Jan and I aren’t really big on celebrating holidays. We’re more chillaxed and show-them-daily than I-need-to-spend-all-the-money-to-make-them-feel-appreciated people. No judgement if you’re a hard holiday celebrator, it’s just not our groove.

So this was literally the first year since Kayla’s birth that we went out of Mother’s Day. And then only because we had friends over from Cold Lake, and followed along with their touristy plans. 🙂

Still, we had a wonderful breakfast at Winston Golf Club, the kids had an absolute blast at Butterfield Acres Farm, we ate ice cream at Bowness Park, and ended the evening with a delicious barbeque at our house (not photographed).

Kayla made me a beautiful photo display? Frame? Thing. She made a thing and a card at school, but I love it to bits. It’s now occupying a place of honour on my dressing table.

I’m so blessed to have such an epic kid, you know? But I’m also thinking of all the mothers who spent Mother’s Day alone, or dealing with a loss. We tend to forget that these holidays often have a sour taste for some people out there. My thoughts and prayers with you.

Anyway, have a look at some of the photos from our outing.

Now, this isn’t a sponsored post, but if you ever find yourself in Calgary with small kids, looking for something to do, I highly recommend Butterfield Acres. The farm is open seasonally, so do check out their website before making any hard plans, but the variety of things they have to offer for the kidlets is really wonderful, the admission isn’t expensive at all, and it’s just a great family outing.

On an unrelated note, if you sign up for my newsletter before Monday, May 20th 2019, you can get your hands on a free review copy of A Study of Ash & Smoke. All I ask in return is that you leave an honest review when you’re done. 🙂

Anyway, that’s it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by!



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