I didn’t take my “real” camera. Too cumbersome I thought for a weekend in Alberta. Besides, I’ve been there several times…I’ve shot the wide open sky and fields before, what could I possibly have to shoot there this time? ;) Well, the big sky and wide open spaces always surprise me time and again with their beauty and these cousins enjoying their weekend together made we wish that I wasn’t limited to my iPics after all. These pictures simply had to be taken so thanks Janie for the use of your camera. :)
We 4 sisters(in-law from BC and Ontario) had a great time with Jaedah and Tiana in Lethbridge, celebrating Cora’s 40th birthday with her. The girls surprised Nicole at the airport and she was shocked and ecstatic (there was tears! :)) when she saw Jade and Tiana come through the doors at the airport. We had a great weekend together, and the girls did too. Thanks Cora and John for having us over. That 3 night slumber party was a fun time that I’ll never forget. :D
While shopping in Calgary we bought Nicole, Tiana and Jaedah the same dresses to wear for the birthday party. (Where was my camera again?! Oh right, at home in the closet.) I could have shot these girls for hours (pretty country, pretty girls!) but they were eager to go play so I had to refrain myself and just take a few pics along the driveway.
These 3 were born within a year of each other and have always been good friends. I know John, Cora and kids love their new life in Alberta but sometimes…sometimes we wish that they still lived a mere 3km down our road.
In generally I’m not a minimalist, but I can absolutely appreciate the simple beauty of Alberta’s big sky and pictures shot there.
It’s doubtful that a trip like this will happen again, so I’m thankful that it did and the great times had there. Time spend with family is always time well spent. xox to all of you.