Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Radium

This past weekend we met some old Calgary friends, Craig and Janelle, in Radium Hot Springs for some camping with the kids. It was really fun and worth the 9-hour drive! There were a few low points during the weekend - like Keziah crying for most of the drive, getting rained on (though our stuff stayed pretty dry), and been eaten alive by mosquitoes!! Sleeping is always a bit tricky in these situations too, but we ended up setting up Keziah's playpen in the back of the van where it was quiet and warm. I made Erik get up a few times when she cried at night, but I slept pretty good!


Here are the 4 blondies...


Erik & Craig trying to get the little grill started:

Micah and Nathan really hit it off and did lots of boy stuff - like finding caterpillars:


India and Keziah discovered a common love for dolls and had a few issues with sharing them...

Nathan lounging...

Invermere Beach...






Bikini goodness...

Those shovels and pails provided a lot of entertainment...

Nathan got a hold of the sunscreen - he didn't burn his belly that day...

Those nasty mosquitoes had a hay-day on the kids. I'm afraid to take Keziah out in public because she looks like she has an infectious disease...


Part of our trip included driving past the scene of last summer's accident...

Erik found quite a bit of broken glass beside the concrete barrier...

A small metal cross had been placed there previously and we added some white roses and a card...

5 comments:

kelly said...

Glad you had a chance to get away and have fun camping, aside from the few low moments :)
No doubt it was hard to be at the accident scene, especially so soon after the anniversary. Praying for you.

Janelle said...

i'm sorry that even as you have a fun holiday - you are still having to deal with the sorrow. that part of the highway is exactly what it has looked like in my head for the past year. i'm glad you were able to leave something honoring Nathan behind though...so more people will be touched by his words.
i just can't get enough pics of your kidlets. can't believe how big they are getting though. Keziah is not a baby anymore hey?? :) love you guys.

the salmon said...

those are great pics of camping and the kids! so cute!

praying for you all as you continue to heal in your hearts.

Trev & Rebekah said...

Looks like the kids had fun.

Is this the first time you have seen the place the accident took place?

I have no idea what you all deal with on a daily basis with the loss of Nathan. Just know you are in our thoughts.

Erin said...

This was a great post....aren't the mosquitoes horrible though???? Poor Noah has been officially dubbed "bug bait" as it seems they make him a snack any and every time we are outside...ICK. It is nice that you were able to make it to the site of the accident..although I'm sure it was quite difficult