Monday, April 14, 2014

Over to Tofino and Ucluelet

We drove from Port Alberni to the west coast of Vancouver Island.  We had never been over that way before, and that road is very windy and narrow!  But it was a gorgeous drive, with snow capped interior Island mountains.  Although the wind coming straight off the Pacific Ocean was extremely cold in Tofino (I bought some beautiful native rubber stamps there), the beaches were still great!  This is the lighthouse (smaller than we had imagined) in Ucluelet.  It's so gorgeous there!  Deb :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

At the Beach

Even though the wind off of the ocean was freezing last month, the beaches were beautiful down on Vancouver Island.  There were even people out sailing and surfing!  Just gorgeous!  Deb :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ferry Ride

From how they load vehicles onto the ferry, you can't get a picture of the whole boat.  As soon as we got on, we went out on the deck, and as soon as I took this photo of where the captain is, they blared the horn!  It was such a gorgeous day to take a ferry ride from the mainland over to Vancouver Island!  The kids love it too.  Deb :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring has Sprung!

It was so beautiful in Vancouver!  I couldn't believe how green the grass was and they had already planted flowers by mid-March!  It was so nice to walk around in that gorgeous weather, with clean streets and no snow and muck.  Deb :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Break Trip

We again went down to Vancouver Island during the kids' March Spring Break from school.  We are so sick of snow, the only place in BC that doesn't have any, is down near Vancouver and on the Island.  There was snow on the ground until as far south as Cache Creek (near Kamloops), but snow on all the southern mountain tops, which was beautiful!  This is in the Fraser Valley and notice how straight the snow line is.  Deb :)

Monday, March 31, 2014

Bookmark Cards

I just love these bookmarks and can't wait to make more cards with them!  On the last day of March, this was our last cold day too (below freezing).  Now it'll take the whole month of April to melt all of our snow.  Our Spring is actually Mud Season, where the kids and pets tend to track in dirt and mud.  Oh what fun!  Deb :)

Monday, March 24, 2014

Pillow Boxes

I first bought the WRMK Envelope Punch Board, and loved it so much, their other punch boards went on my wish list.  So, the next one to get and try is their Pillow Box board.  Love it, but it only makes one size wide and several sizes long (check it out online to see what I mean).  But it's super cute to make the paper pillow boxes!  I added paper flowers and faux flower centers.  Deb :)