Sunday, August 14, 2011


I kinda neglected Insta Friday for a month so now I'm gonna smoosh the month of July and a few weeks of August into one happy little {BIG} post!

You ready?

Here we go, Banmans from Kelowna to California and back again....

Dressing room at Ross.
Me, a cute dress and my 6 kids.

Made our mark on a Trader Joes.
Love what Mikayla wrote.

Cubling asleep on Grandma's couch.

Little lady in a hotel somewhere along the I-5.

Glorious Shasta hidden by the clouds.

Forever 21 Dressing room in Fresno.
Biggest XXI store on the West Coast.
Not my thing.

My bed in the hotel.

New earrings.
Exploring a new relationship with the color coral.
Never thought we could be friends but it turns out I was wrong.

Lego store in Portland.
Caleb remembered this store from last year and knew exactly where it was in the gigantic mall.

Out of my mouth as we passed this creek..."I'd love to stop there some day and walk on those rocks"
Mike takes the next exit and pulls off by the creek.
Reportedly one of the kids' favourite memories from our month long trip!

Me walking on the rocks with my coral {you can't tell from the pic} toes.

New love, my Anthropologie glass.
I need about 7 more to make my collection complete.
Now accepting donations in white or blue:)

Little shirt with baby's name on it.
Purchased in Cambria, CA.

Back home.
Feels good.

"current family favorite"

Swimming at Grandma Linda's pool.
Toddler buns are arguably one of the cutest things EVER!

Thunder and lightening scared my upstairs babies.
{Maddie and Cait and Caleb}
They all fell asleep in my bed.
Caleb likes his space but the girls were snuggled up like this.

New scooter bib=cute.
Organic blueberries and coconut milk for breakfast=healthy.

My garden which I left unattended for an entire month produced these gorgeous heirloom tomatoes and the basil.
Caprese salad just about does me in.

New fab app.
This is my new "lock screen" pic.
I love these photos that Jamie took last November!

Cambria and Kingsley.
His Mommy owns and runs Living Green Kid Co.
My favourite consignment store ever.
The babies were jumparoo buddies in the store the other day.

New faucet.
Basically like getting a new kitchen.
Thank you Mike.
Love it.

Cambria Love

Freezing blueberries in very large quantities.

My first attempt at Borscht.

Thumbs up all around.
{Thanks to my Mother in Law who told me what to do and then told me again 12 hours later when I called for a pep talk...}
I love conquering new things!!

Getting crafty at 12 midnight.

Craft night results..
A fabric flower for my friend Jessie's birthday:)

Me today.

That's it, I'm caught up!

Now to get the rest of my vacation posts up...


Grandpa Russ said...

The pic of you with the flower in your hair holding Cambria?

VERY '60's "flower power hippie!"

Heheheheh. . .


Meadow Brianna said...

So fun! That dress at Ross was gorgeous! Did you get it??

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