The weather was perfect for the family barbecue! My sister and brother-in-law had organized it all - they truly have the gift of hospitality. It was great to see my brother and his dear wife, as well as some, but unfortunately not all, the nieces and nephews and their little ones! What a wonderful family! What a busy place - with watching the little ones at play and enjoying their food and having wonderful conversation - catching up on everyone's lives! God is good!

There was lots to do for those little ones!
Oh, what a adorable children - each one of them.
We relaxed and had a lot of fun!

Harrison Hot Springs is always a fantastic day-trip
whenever we head down to Chilliwack.
This is a pic of my hubby and my sister standing beside me!
Brother-in-law was taking the pictures.
Enjoyed that Italian Gelato!

What a magnificent view!

My sweet sis and her husband!

Just one view of the Harrison Hotsprings Hotel!
What gorgeous, relaxing surroundings!
At a different time of year there are
sand sculptures done right
on the beach.

A magnificent display of creativity.

The weather was pleasant, some days a little overcast, a welcome relief from the heat wave they had the week prior to our coming. Except for a brief visit to the emergency department to see why my ankle was terribly swollen, everything was so wonderful!!
Everything checked out ok,
and everything seems back to normal here at home.
Yes, I've been elevating my feet and taking it easy!
It's back to work on Tuesday.

Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers!
Lots of love to you all,


Laurie M. said...

Great pictures! Glad you had a good and safe trip.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Being with family is such fun,and having the lovely scenery must have just enhanced the experience.
Glad you had a great time.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wonderful pictures Karin.. Sounds like you had a wonderful trip. There's nothing better than a family reunion or get-together.

Love the picture of you with your hubby and sister.


Joy said...

love that picture of all the family gathered around. I also noticed those wonderful looking gardens tucked along the fence line.

Hope the swelling goes down.


George said...

What a wonderful family gathering. It looks as if the setting was perfect. I hope you have no more problems with your ankle.

McMahon Manifesto said...

Thanks for sharing your pictures! It looks like you had a wonderful time with family. So nice to get away to such a beautiful place.

Charity Joy Bell Childs said...

So that's where you've been all these days!!! :))

On This Rock said...

Glad that you had a wonderful vacation in our neck of the woods...hope that you were treated well at our local hospital. Sorry about the ankle....