While we were still living in Saskatchewn and making plans to move to the East Kootenays I would day dream about all the weekend mini trip adventures we would have since there doesn't seem to be a shortage of amazing places around here that are right at our finger tips. However, when we actually moved we found that life was still pretty busy! We got off to a good start though, we did quite a bit of traveling around the East Kootenays and found some beautiful places that we've had a chance to make some beautiful memories at, but then over time things started to slow down a little. We got super comfortable just hanging out in town (and if you've ever lived in Kimberley you'll know how easy that is to do!) and unfortunately we experienced a couple personal tragedies in the last couple of years that seemed to slow down our desire for exploring. So this past weekend, there was a change in our normal schedule and we ended up having most of Saturday and all of Sunday free to ourselves, so in a super quick discussion we decided to borrow my brothers SWEET camper van (lovingly named "Raging Bull") and head over to Nelson! You might be thinking to yourself, "whats the big deal? It's only Nelson". But it's so much more then that, it's a sign that were becoming us again.
I can't really say I knew a lot about Nelson or what to expect, which is a good thing, because it far exceeded my limited expectations! Even just the drive was enough to make the trip worth it to me. It just reinforced how thankful I am to have the privilege of living in such an amazing part of our country! And I'm sure we've only touched the tip of the iceberg. We've decided that spending time alone as a family is a beautiful thing and we've committed to making more of these impromptu mini trips. There is so much out there to see, you just have to...get out there!!
In the mean time, some of these photos are literally my most prized possessions. There is nothing that I own on this planet that touches me deeper then these photos of my best friend (aka Husband) and my son. They mean so much to me, because I didn't have to tell them to do anything. I saw them goofing around on the dock, grabbed my camera, and ran like hell to get the shots haha.
I love these boys more then my life.