Tag Archives: Okanagan

Be Moving Mountains

One decision over 18 years ago to move to the Napa Valley of the North in the Okanagan Valley, Canada.

One decision to ski at the breathtaking Silver Star Ski resort.

Alpine, nordic, snowboarding too!

We created roots and many magical memories.

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A place to find powder.

A place to find likeminded peeps.

A place to find ourselves in the hectic season of life.

And now another decision:

One decision that we wanted to own our own place at the mountain.

One decision to ski at the rugged and friendly Apex Mountain Resort.

Alpine, Nordic, snowboarding and even backcountry too!

We are already putting down roots as we bought the condo from our good friends the Mend’s.

We are creating memories as we paint, wander and make it our own.

Family of five.

Mom of boys.

And a Labrador Retriever too!

Full of gratitude for our own place at the hill.

A place to play in the snow.

A place to make new friends and cherish the old.

A place to find peace in this growing season of our life.

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Growth around every corner.

Holding onto our vision.

Raising leaders or leaders.

Creating a band of brothers who love, hold peace and hope and never stop growing.

ūüėė¬†Joanna

Be Enjoying A Blue Blazer

I grew up in a pretty red-necked town in the north. ¬†The term “blue blazer” was not used very often, but whenever we heard: “It’s a blue blazer folks” on the radio, it got us pretty excited.

Now that I am a “southern” Okanagan girl these blue blazers are aplenty.

What did we do on this blue blazer Canada Day?

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Yup, those are my big boys running through the sprinkler in their underwear!

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We bought an emergency t-shirt for little OC, as he pooped up the back while we were visiting the “new” house still under renovation. ¬†This hasn’t happened to us in a loooong time.

Lastly, I gave my seven potted plants some loving care. ¬†I can’t wait to take my pots to the new house. You can see my mom’s beautiful garden/pergola/deer repellent in the background. ¬†It is amazing what a little bit of colour will do for a yard, for my sense of peace and sense of home. ¬†Image

Oh ya, I also wiped a lot of snot.  Do we seem to be the only ones with a summer cold?  Snot and coughing seem to be on the agenda for us these days.