Sunday, 19 August 2012

Nova Scotia visit

Last Sunday night we drove to Nova Scotia for a visit with my sister, brother-in-law, and my four lovely nieces.  We enjoyed some good times swimming in the ocean amidst amazing fog, watching seals cavort in the sea, having a fun day at a local amusement park and shopping at the infamous Frenchy's.  Frenchy's is a chain of second hand stores that is cherished in the Maritimes for it's great little finds and cheap prices.  After all, where else can you buy a classy three piece men's dress suit for $14?!  Some of the locals love this place so much that they have chosen to get married inside a Frenchy's store next weekend!  Yup... you read correctly.. there is a couple getting married inside a second hand clothing store in Digby, NS.  There is an open invitation on the walls of all the area Frenchy's stores to attend the event.

Since Steph and Rykauna had to leave yesterday to attend a Bible Camp Steph is helping out with, we decided to celebrate Hudson's birthday while they were still here.  It is hard to believe my little boy is turning 7 on Tuesday.  We feel so blessed to have our sweet, happy, Hudson as part of our family. Here are a few pics I took this past week.
Ni Hao Yall

This is a photo I took of my little niece, Brooklyn.  She is thrilled to be added to the blog and to have her picture entered in Sunday Snapshot.

Hudson and his siblings and cousins... blowing out Aunt Pamela's homemade carrot cake with SKOR chips on the icing.  Unfortunately the pictures I took of his birthday were poor... don't mind the is the event that counts :)!

The picture below is an innukshuk that some of the kids made after our picnic at Seal Cove.

My dear sister, Pamela... wish we could be together more often!

The kids enjoyed the two cable ferries we took over to the seal watching island.

So far Li Lin seems to be doing well and not seeming too bothered that her big sister and her father are away for five days.  She spoke to Daddy on the phone tonight and seems to understand what is going on.  It is fun to watch her pick up more English words everyday.  I have been speaking less mandarin to her as my Chinese friends say she is saying some mandarin words with an English accent now... whoops!  As a result I try to speak mandarin to her only if she seems to not understand what I am saying in English.  We plan to continue her mandarin learning... by a first language mandarin speaker, not me.


  1. What a fun read about life in NS!!! Love your photos...and happy birthday to Hudson!!

  2. looks like a gorgeous time! i can't believe hudson is 7 - wow. my niece is at the bible camp :D i hope she & rykauna become great friends!

    1. Apparently they are in the same group!

  3. Love, love, love these two families. Great you could spend some time together! Hugs to all. Aunt Deb

  4. Sure sounds like a fun trip. Starting to miss you guys. It's time you came back home. Love you all. Hugs to Pam and family. Momxox