365 Days of Photos

This blog is getting a fresh start. After putting a bit to much pressure on myself my days of summer blog did not get to the end of the summer. I have started again on January 1st 2011, if I miss a day or take a long time to upload I am not going to quit, I am just going to try to be more flexible. After loosing my second baby in just over a year being flexible is now a necessity of life and survival and over the course of this year I have idea what will happen but I am open to many things and I am excited to where it might take me.

From the original blog:

On Monday June 21st 2010, the first day of summer I started this blog - sort of a days of summer blog, and when it is finished I am going to print it to make a book for me to remember this summer and the year following. This summer will be hard for me, just as the past 7 months have been becuase I am fighting my infertility struggles at the same time grieving my baby who was born too early and only lived for two weeks. I am going to find something gorgeous, beautiful or just plain cute to make me smile everyday and post it here. I need to start looking at all the beauty out there - and taking the time to capture it! To learn more about me and my journey visit me here: http://raindrops-sammy.blogspot.com

Monday, August 9, 2010

Sunday August 8th - Garden treats

Hmmmm... love this time of year and all the goodies from the garden.

Saturday August 7th - Tennis Tourney

1st Annual Ro d R u n Tennis Tournament. Ben won first place! Owen will be ready in a few years.

Friday August 6th - Car Show

Local car show this weekend, Owen loved it - it was pretty hilarious to watch him.

Thursday August 5th - TBA

Wednesday August 4th - Fresh Produce

Yumm... we walk by (and sometimes drive) to this organic fruit stand by our house

Tuesday August 3rd - Suzy the cat

Monday August 2nd - Mommy duck and a baby, floating by

So cute, just the two of them :)

Sunday August 1st - Morning walk

Went for a morning walk along the lake in the
Okan agan. Watched the sun rise, have not done that in a while - probably since the day Jack passed away. It was beautiful.

Saturday July 31st - Good friends

Went on a girls weekend away - so relaxing!

Friday July 30th - Another day at the beach

Owen and his friends at the beach.

Thursday July 29th - Sleeping

Owen used to sleep like this when he was a little tiny baby :)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday July 28th - Mom and Dad's bed

When I was little I loved crawling into mom and dad's bed and Owen is no different :) He loves getting in there in the mornings and sometimes he plays and sometimes he falls asleep. I have some of Jack's things on the wall and on my nightstand beside the bed so I love getting a photo of the both of them.

Tuesday July 27th - Why I love living here

I just love walking through all the trails and being able to walk and get away from all the traffic and people etc.

Monday July 26th - Summer flowers

There are so many gorgeous things blooming right now, I have to stop on my walk a few times just to smell the flowers. These remind me of going to visit Ben in Whistler when we first started dating. I would walk from the highway down to the ferry terminal and there is a few huge bushes of these and I would pick a few and take them with me. We planted one in Jack's garden in the front of our house.

Sunday July 25th - Full Moon

There was an amazing full moon and I just could not figure out how to get a good photo of it. I will have to read up on this and try again next time....

Saturday July 24th - Wedding time!

After a long night at the hospital after we were afraid Owen might have taken a few of my Ty lenols we had a wedding to go to. It was great to have a little break and see all of our friends. I wish I had a few more hours sleep :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Friday July 23rd - Long Day

Long day today, I planned too many things and then the day ended up with a trip to the Dr. with Owen. I am not sure if I even took any photos but I will find something to remember this day by and post it ....

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Thursday July 22nd - Dragonfly's!

There are so many Dragonfly's everywhere right now, it is amazing. In the yard, buzzing around when I go for a walk, I love them! There is one in the bottom of this photo - they are hard to catch on camera, I am hoping to get a good photo by the end of the summer of one!

Wednesday July 21st - New toy

My husband bought me a new Mac ro lens adapter and I am very excited to try it out - this is just a sample!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Tuesday July 20th - Whale watching, 8 months later

Today Jack has been gone for 8 months - I still can not believe it. It still seems surreal sometimes. I miss him everyday. Today Shannon and I saw a whale and I followed it along the beach for a few hours - it was a magical afternoon.

Monday July 19th - Swimming in the Ocean!

Owen took his first real swim in the ocean today - well he hung on to me but we were out over his head and he was not even that scared. I hope he swims like me instead of his dad... lol

Sunday July 18th - more time out on the water!

We had some bait left so we went out on the water again on Sunday - such a good time and we really packed in the activities this weekend, it was busy busy!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday July 17 - Fishing Fishing!

Owen had a big day of fishing today - Fishing Derby followed by fishing with Dad and Grandpa. I went for my first ocean swim this year under the moon and the stars tonight.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Friday July 16th - Beach Day!

Thursday July 15th - 4 Years of Marriage!

We celebrated in Vancouver with a fun day and a good meal in English Bay.

Wednesday July 14th - Our Anniversary #1

14 years ago today Ben and I started our life together.
Tonight we drove up to three different beaches trying for a whale sighting. As the sun went down we gave up and threw rocks in the water.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday July 13th

My little artist in the garden

Monday July 12th

Went down to the beach and had a peaceful walk along the driftwood!

Sunday July 11th

Wormy log at the beach - I almost thought I did not take a photo today, but I did! Three camera's can get a bit confusing to remember the dates but at least everyone was late and Owen was playing in the sand at Porpoise Bay and I took a photo of this log :)

Saturday July 10th

Fish Hatchery Open House - Owen liked it but was a bit scared of the fish!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Friday July 9th - Beach Day!

It was hot again today but we had a great day at the beach!

Thursday July 8th - Hot hot hot!

Wednesday July 7th - Little Swallow

This little guy spent the afternoon with me, while he was learning how to fly.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Tuesday July 6th

Wow - tomorrow is 8 months since Jack was born, I better get a special photo. We bought ourselves a little treat - a old pull behind trailer for future camping adventures, we are very excited!

Monday July 5th

Tonight we went out picking up some work right by the cemetery and we ordered a pizza and decided to have a little picnic. We have never done this before but it was nice for me just to have the time to sit there and not have to run off and do something. I went to visit our friends grave and looked back and saw these two wrestling on the grass - Owen loves jumping on us while we are lying down .. ouch, but Ben is a good sport about it. Jack`s grave needs some serious work, I am getting closer to ordering a headstone - soon I think.

My three boys together ... sigh...

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

Happy July 4th!

This does not look like much but I was laying on a kids slide at the park looking at the sky and it looked really beautiful. So peaceful - until the kids started fighting. LOL.

July 3rd

Honeysuckle. I remember eating these when we were kids and I still really want to find a really nice smelling one for my garden.

July 2nd

I did not take many photos this weekend. I did see many pretty flowers though, especially on my walks. It looks like the nice weather is finally here.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

July 1st

Happy Canada Day!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Wednesday June 30th - Baby Ladybug

Out in the garden I saw a few friends today. I handsome blue Dragonfly and this little princess. Dragonflies are very hard to photograph, they never sit still! Reminded me of Owen...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tuesday June 29th - Whale Watching

I saw a Grey Whale off the beach today, it was so beautiful and peaceful.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday June 28th - New week, new flowers

I have not had any fresh flowers in the house for a while and decided to buy these gorgeous Lilly`s for Jacks spot.

Sunday June 27th - Safety first

Owen got a new Trike for his birthday and now likes to wear his helmet wherever we go - even the car! :)

Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday June 25th - Rocks

Finding a balance

Thursday June 24th - My Garden

I love when we can start eating stuff out of the garden and this week has been the first week of this so we are very happy! I guess the potatoes like all the bad weather we have been having :)

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wednesday June 23rd - The view from here

When I went to the Dr. today I have lost five pounds and it my partly my 5K walks I have been taking three times a week. I am always happy when I get to this part of my walk, it is such a great view. One day I am hoping to see a whale or a dolphin out there.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Tuesday June 22nd - Little Fisherman

Day two!

What I found Owen doing in the dark when the lights are out for nap time and he is supposed to be sleeping! I am not even sure when he found the fleece toque.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday June 21st - The First Day of Summer!

I thought about this a lot today, but I just did not have a lot of inspiration to take a really good photo! I felt like it was a lot of pressure - the first photo. I got some good ones yesterday from our Fathers Day fishing trip, but that was yesterday and not today!

Haha .. I am just writing this and my amazing husband brought me something to take photos of! These are definitely something that brightens the day and perfect for the first day of summer.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Summer 2010

Starting on Monday June 21st I am going to start this new blog - sort of a days of summer blog, and when it is finished I am going to print it to make a book for me to remember this summer. This summer will be hard for me, just as the past 7 months have been becuase I am feeling like I am waiting to get pregnant and at the same time grieving my little guy and what has happened to us. I am going to find something gorgeous, beautiful or just plain cute (Owen) to make me smile everyday and post it here. I need to start looking at all the beauty out there - and taking the time to capture it!