Monday, November 27, 2017

Jakob's Baptism

This past weekend Jakob got baptized at church. We were very happy that he decided to take this important step in his faith.

After church we all went out for brunch to celebrate:

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Fall Break

This year for the kids' fall break we headed out to the lake for a few days. It was pretty cold, but we played in the snow anyway!

Lots of games and crafts inside:

And of course, some silliness!

It was nice to be able to get away for a few days!

Thursday, November 2, 2017


Halloween was pretty low key this year.... Zack and Michael went out in our neighbourhood while Jakob and I handed out candy.

Zack was Batman:

Levi went with his friends in their neighbourhood. He had a great time!
Levi was a giant shoe:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Zack's Birthday

Happy 8th birthday to Zack!

Balloons, presents and cake on his actual birthday:

On Saturday we had Zack's family party. We started out the day with a visit to Corn Maze. We all went through the maze and then the kids played in the various activities around the maze. It was sunny and beautiful!

After the corn maze, we went back to our house for supper, cake and presents:

Happy birthday, Zack!!!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Thanksgiving in Banff - Day 3

On our last day in Canmore, we went for a hike to Grassi Lakes. It was a nice hike up to 2 beautiful lakes.

We took a little break at the top. 

Walking back down:

After the hike, it was time to head back home, but not before a quick stop at the candy store.
Happy Thanksgiving!!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Thanksgiving in Banff - Day 2

We started out our second day with a hike at Johnston Canyon. It was a nice easy hike with beautiful views:

After our hike we went to Banff for lunch with a quick stop at the big Banff sign for a few pictures:

After lunch the kids went climbing at Elevation Place. They love this climbing wall!

That evening we went out for dinner to celebrate Zack's birthday and Thanksgiving.
After dinner we went back to the hotel to go swimming and then celebrated some more! Zack opened his gifts and we had cookies and donuts:

Another full day!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thanksgiving in Banff - Day 1

We went to Canmore and Banff on the Thanksgiving long weekend with the whole Bollman family. We went on hikes, shopped, swam, celebrated Thanksgiving, Zack's birthday and had a relaxing weekend away together.

Saturday we drove up to Moraine Lake. It was a beautiful drive up the mountain:

Once we got to the lake, it was freezing! The wind was blowing and it was cold!

The view was gorgeous, so we braved the freezing temperatures to take a few pictures:

We drove back down the mountain to Lake Louise. It was sunny and much warmer!

On to Banff Ave for some shopping, including the candy store:

Our hotel had a nice pool and water slide. The boys loved the fast slide!