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a portrait of my girls, once a week, every week in 2014

My parents live in Southern Alberta, surrounded by farmland and prairie landscape for as far as the eye can see. It’s so peaceful down here, due mostly to the lack of people and abundance of land.

But we drove almost two hours west to Waterton National Park where there are mountains and glaciers and rock cliffs. The mountains rise out of the prairies, catching the light and we all crane our necks to see.

We spent the day there- having a leisurely picnic lunch in full view of the mountains and marvelling at the mountain goats who trotted through town like it was their home turf.

My four year old’s dream came true when a mama bear and two cubs walked in front of our cars and she wanted to take the red fox home with us because ‘he was so beautiful, mummy!’ She and I went for a short hike with most of my brothers, sister and mum while the littlest girl napped with her daddy. We saw breathtaking waterfalls and wild strawberry flowers.

My littlest (who is also an introvert like her mama) was thrilled most when she could see all of her people, all together. She loved her purple ice-cream from her Papa and riding on the rental bike.

We drove home, sunburned and tired but refreshed from a day in the mountains. One of my favourite places to spend a day. 

Are you a mountain-lover?

linking up with Jodi for Project 52

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Megan June 1, 2014, 5:19 pm


    Yes, I’m a mountain lover 🙂

    • thisvintagemoment June 1, 2014, 11:34 pm

      Hurrah. They are so lovely, aren’t they?!

  • Amanda June 2, 2014, 12:50 am

    I was born near the BC coast, so those mountains will always have my heart. Now I live in Calgary, so our mountain getaways are to the Rockies. We’ve never made it out to Waterton yet but would love to soon. It looks beautiful.

    • thisvintagemoment June 2, 2014, 2:44 am

      I was born in Vancouver and have always loved those coastal mountains. =) But the Rockies have been where we spent the first part of our honeymoon and our first anniversary and our first real family holiday- very sentimental for me. =) How wonderful to live near the mountains!

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