Wednesday, July 31st, 2013





Lis and I walked over the salt marsh trail near Lawrencetown Beach…escaping the fog the further we ventured away from the  ocean’s shore..



The marshes have such a unique beauty to them. They look like velvet…all green on green fabric with a nape.. We walked about 12 k. altogether in the lovely sunshine..

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013


Lis is here for her annual visit..such a pleasure for us all…

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..Marianne also came by, and on Sunday (I know it’s Tuesday, but I had to get this photo in!) we three had our annual “Judy MacLean Paint by the Sea” time.  It all overlapped with the family gathering, as indeed it seems fitting that it should.

Monday, July 29th, 2013

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The cousins eating dinner outside in Wolfville, at Jen’s home. At our east end of the world there was horrid rain and fog, but the moment we got halfway to Wolfville, the sun shone hot and beautiful…So great to see these five gathered together on this deck…

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

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We did it! Managed to have children awake and in the photo shoot before Ryan and Tori had to leave us (boohoo)…missing our two Californians in the photo (another boohoo)..but so wonderful to get this shot. It isn’t easy with little guys…


..but they thought this one was a lot of fun! Lis and Marianne made a great team in their efforts to get this year’s to capture this year’s gathering of the clan . Danke.

Saturday, July 27th, 2013



Jockel kite surfing, some of us watching him…


Drea watching with a little more intensity.


Friday, July 26th, 2013


Ryan and Tori arrived. They are both great with their nieces and nephews…

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..and Will and Jockel arrived, so everyone coming has arrived. This is when we especially miss Wes and Keiran, but oh so pleased to have all of this lot together. Lots of laughs all day and night…


Thursday, July 25th, 2013


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The boys…super heroes, of course.


The girls…artists, of course. Caleigh created 3 paintings today..


and Maya had some “Bubie” help in creating her own pattern and style for a stuffed cat. Lots of artistry going on here too.



Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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soon this group will expand by 4, plus Frank, who took this there will be 14 around the table, plus 2 dogs. Can’t wait!

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013


Jen arrived, so the cousins are getting together…these two clearly think that rocks…


Tish and Drea connect in the new baby room… so wonderful to get all the sisters together..and Tish is such a great source of children’s hand me downs, and so generously buys new things as well!


Monday, July 22nd, 2013


Off the plane and less than 12 hours later, onto Conrad Beach..


The evening brought a bonfire at Val’s..Lots of laughs. Good  summer fun, what we’ve been waiting to share…