Monday, August 18, 2014

Vacation Recap: A Week On The West Coast

I never realized how truly beautiful the West Coast is until I moved away. It's been 13 years since I left White Rock for journalism school and a career that would take me across Western Canada.

I love going home.

It's hard to believe it's been a year since we were last there.

**Just a heads up this post is ridiculously photo heavy! You're welcome family!**

London and I flew to Abbotsford (the closest airport) on August 8th. We spent the first few days with my mom, brother and niece Cloe. My sister-in-law joined us for two days as well. We spent our days at the beach and on my parents deck. 

We are a lot of gelato and fresh seafood!

We tried standup paddle boarding (I LOVED it!)

We went shopping in the states (about a 5 minute drive.)

I had supper with girls I have been friends with for 24 years! (Sarah had to leave before we could get a photo!) 

I worked out a few times and stopped by for some chats with Nana on the anniversary of her passing and her birthday. (I can't believe she's been gone for 15 years!)

We caught crabs (technically my brother did!)

My mom and stepdad got to spend lots of quality time with London. He missed them after having them in the same city for a year!

And, I loved the quality time with my family. I wish we loved closer!

It was an amazing holiday and I am already looking forward to our next trip back at Christmas! 

Here's some more photos of London and his 6 year old niece Cloe. They really are the cutest! 

Where's the last place you went on an airplane?
Any upcoming trips planned? 

Have a great day!


  1. You, your brother and niece look SO much alike! Looks like you guys had an awesome week :)
    We were on a plane in March and again this Friday out to Victoria!

    1. We get that a lot! People always thing my brother and I are twins, haha!! Have a GREAT trip!!!!!

  2. Looks like such a great trip. BC is sooo beautiful, I love it every time I'm there.

    1. Me too!! I would love to live there again some day :)

  3. Looks like a fun trip! Gelato and fresh seafood--my kind of eating!

    1. Oooh, me too!!! I'm already looking forward to my next trip back ;)

  4. Such cute photos!

    I really want to SUP again. I did it in Hawaii a number of years ago and it was amazing!

    Last plane trip was to Vancouver in the spring. Nothing planned but would really love a getaway soon!

  5. Ahh Abbotsford airport - I miss it! Nothing like being able to show up 30 minutes before a flight there ;) And super jealous of your Trader Joe's run (best store ever!). Stand up paddle boarding looks like so much fun!

    We're taking our 6 month old on his first plane ride in two weeks - all the way to Nova Scotia. Surprisingly, I'm not too nervous….yet! Haha!