We had an awesome time spending Christmas out at Tchesinkut Lake. Other than the lake being open it really felt like a winter wonderland this year. Also, we’re all full. Very full :)
The updated Leboe/Olesiuk family photo
Frances and Hannah
Tchesinkut Lake from the 700 Road
Northern Lights at Tchesinkut Lake
Sunset at Tchesinkut Lake
Frances in the sun
Sun Star at Tchesinkut Lake
Swan on Tchesinkut Lake with the sun reflecting off the ice
We’ve been having a great time at Tchesinkut Lake for Christmas. It was really nice spending it with my parents and the Olesiuks. We even got some snow. We’ve all eaten too much and had a lot of fun together.
Around the cabin
The part of Chris is being played by a tall, white and smiley man.
The family at Agate Point.
I hope that everyone had a fantastic Christmas holiday!
This year we spent New Years out at Tchesinkut Lake with Nikki and the Costleys. We had a great time and even got to enjoy some fresh snow. Here are all the photos in a Flickr Set.
We’re out at the cabin for Labour Day. It’s also Hannah’s 13th birthday today. Wow, we have a teenage daughter. Crazy.
The weather hasn’t been awesome, but we’ve still done our best to get outdoors.
Toby loves the cabin
Josh, the fisherman
My wife, Mom, and daughter
Rocks and waves
What’s so funny about this log?
It’s almost time to get packed up and head home. Summer holidays always seem so long. Until Labour Day weekend of course.
A big part of staying at the Provincial campground at Scotch Creek is going to get ice cream. This year was no exception. Apparently kids love ice cream. Oh, and me too.
The kids had a ball playing with the Mini Donuts sign. The guy was super nice and we felt compelled to also buy donuts. Poor us.
Before actually getting our ice cream we stopped at the park sign for some “are we really taking this photograph again” shots. I’m not too sure why I didn’t have any of the Breedvelds. At least they weren’t looking at me when I was clicking the shutter :)
Lots and lots of cousins
This year we took a trip out to Margaret Falls. It’s a short little walk from the parking lot at Herald Park. It’s a great place, and always nice and cool.
Hannah and Josh sitting in the same place they did years ago. The last time they did this Josh fell off the bench and put his tooth through his lip. He was fine this year :)
Lots of big cedar trees along the way
Hey, there we are again. Thanks Monica.
After the walk we stopped for lunch at Sunnybrae Park. I got the girls to give me a little “Log Barn.”
Ladies’ Log Barn Pose
And finally, another shot of us on the beach at the campground.
Thanks again Monica
And yes there are still more to come. Just so we’re clear, I’m even being a little selective here. I could be subjecting you poor readers to so many more photos :)
Here are a few more shots from our Canada Day weekend at the lake. We started the day with some familiar rain but ended up getting a great day again.
Josh did some fishing for minnows.
While fishing he filled up his boots with water. He had a little trouble getting them off.
We took the kayaks out today too.
And Josh dug himself a hole. Good times.
We spent Friday night and Saturday out at the lake. At least the lack of time was sort of evened out by great weather. We did a lot on Saturday. Frances and I ran 10 Kms, I met a tenant at our office building in Burns Lake, we picked up grub for lunch and dinner, kayaked, watered the grass seed, played seek and find, napped, snacked, chatted, got Toby swimming, had a great burger dinner and then headed home. Ahhhh.
View from the cabin. There is a lot of snow left in the mountains.
A shot from Friday evening. Such cool looking evening light.
Here come the kayaks.
I’m told that this is the “Noah” wave. I was not aware of that.
Even Toby sat still long enough to enjoy some rest.
Next time we’ll stay longer.
We headed to Tchesinkut Lake for the weekend. In fact, we’re still here as I write this post. We didn’t have the greatest weather, but that didn’t stop us from getting outside to kayak, pick huckleberries and sit around the fire. Since we had our share of rain today I even got in a nice little nap. Good times.
Huckleberries. Mmmm. Oh and bugs. Lots of bugs. Mosquitoes, black flies and horse flies. It wasn’t the biting so much as the constant buzzing. At least we got a decent haul of berries.
We took the kayaks out yesterday and today. Today was so nice – the lake was calm and the air warm.
Josh did a lot of “axing” around the campfire. Yes, axing. He started to say it, and now it’s sticking.
Toby is people. At least he’s acting like people. He was on his own by the fire and we noticed that he had hopped up on a wooden bench. We laughed and commented that it’d be pretty funny if he would have climbed up into a lawn chair instead. By the time we looked out again he indeed had made himself at home in a lawn chair. He didn’t get out when we went back outside. Too funny.