August is upon us…we’ll no, it’s nearly over actually. This month literally flew by as summer always does, even more so when you have little ones.
That said, we made a couple of big decisions:
I registered for another year of nursing and while this big decision was very heavily weighing on my mind, I’m still not sure I have decided what to do…. 65% of me wants to go back and 65% of me does not, and while you think that doesn’t add up it really does because I am 130% torn!
We’ve been spending the last while up at the lake this month, and thankfully so, as the littlest member is not a very good traveller right now. If she isn’t sleeping she is screaming, crying, and frothing like a rabid dog to be swiftly removed from her seat, complete with giant crocodile tears and a soggy, sweaty outfit. Real nice, especially when traffic is bad- one weekend we came up on a Sunday and the highway was closed for several hours. Lucky for us, we backtracked slightly to Radium to play at the park for 3 hours, which kept everyone happier.
Last week was Josh’s birthday, so we headed down the road to Lake Lillian for some paddle boarding (SUP) and a picnic. The morning was a little cool and calm, but by afternoon the place was busy with out of province/ country tourists. The girls still enjoyed the day playing with friends in the sun.
Rylie has decided bikes are actually fun. We have semi-pushed a run bike her way over the last nearly-two years, with hesitation and lack of interest, coupled with limited experience seeing them in action, we put that dream on hold and got her a tricycle- and she is in love with it, pedals and all.
We took the plunge and bought a van to camperize….this, after weeks (maybe months) of debate, numerous phone calls, extended and detailed online research, five odd trips to the dealership, taping out layouts on the floor, and changing our minds a half dozen times. Yay! We are thrilled and absolutely excited for the adVANtures and yet completely unsure and hopeful that the space will be big enough for our growing little monsters. But, life is short- we want no regrets, and camping with the girls as a family will be worth any discomfort related to space.
The van is a 4×4 extended body, diesel, so it should take us anywhere we want to go. We have a few short fall adventures planned, including a trip to Revelstoke to visit some friends and ride the coaster. Next it’s back to the city to do some van demo…. Where the kids and I may be aVANdoned for numerous hours and days as Josh will be doing most of the work himself.