“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage/journey to Zion.”- Psalm 84:5

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Coming Up For Air

I am coming up for air for a moment to let you know I survived the hike(s). [o=
But my camera batteries died just shortly after starting towards the lodge. ((sigh)) I still need to download pictures from my MIL's camera and hoping to post a slide show in the next day or so. There was a lot of hiking and I didn't get to sit down to flake out much but we did get to see lots of God's beauty. Oh boy did I get lots of sun too. Well too much sun actually, I had ring around the neck when I took off my necklace, lol.

I felt like I arrived home running. Yesterday was my youngest's birthday. I made enough cake for the big family get together. ( seventeen people) Nicolas turned 11 and he feels like he met a milestone. He is officially 1/2 inch taller than mom. [o= I am recuperating and trying to have our first day of school today.

I hope these pictures are enough of a teaser to get you to come back to see the slide show. Until then enjoy.


  1. Good morning, Mary! Nice to have you back. :-) Wow, gorgeous photos! Looks like you had great weather, too. Yes, I'll be back for the slide show!

    Blessings as you get back into the swing of things~

  2. Those pictures you posted are beautiful! Glad you are home safely.

  3. Beautiful photos, Mary! Thanks for sharing..and I did sew the skirts for my girls. (I edited the post and added that.) :)
    Blessings and ((hugs)),

  4. Oh Mary - you make me so homesick. We lived in Alberta for a good number of years and we LOVED the mountains. Whenever we approached the mountains I also got a sense that I was 'home'. Well done on the hike to your cabin - we had a vacation like that once but I hate to say we took a helicopter (I know we are pathetic - but it was a 35 km hike through grizzly country and my nerves wouldn't have made the hike! - lol) I could go on forever about the beauty of God's creation - I'm so glad you got to enjoy some of it too - blessings on you - Shelley

  5. Wow!! Serious beauty... I'd be back even if the pictures were lousy Mary. ;)

    Blessings, Debbie

  6. Me too! I am running behind since our trip. Trips are great, but they take their toll on mama, don't you think? I will over come this feeling of being behind. We'll do it together! (((hugs)))

  7. Looks like you saw some beautiful scenery on your hike. I hope that you enjoyed it. I'll be sure to come back and look at the slide show later.

    P.S. How are your legs? Are they tired? (smiles)

  8. Oh Sweet Mary - I have missed you :)

    I am glad that you had a wonderful time. Those pictures are just breathtaking!

    Happy Birthday to your youngster...11yrs old is a milestone Mary! ;-D

    Love you,


  9. Oh how beautiful...God's creation never ceases to amaze me...congrads on making it through the hike, go girl!! I hope it was the most refreshing time and fueled you up for a new school year.

  10. Mary, I'm in awe that you do that hike! The view is absolutely amazing, and so worth it, I imagine. The pictures are gorgeous, and I know don't do justice to the beauty you saw. Nice to have you back!


  11. Mary your photos are magnificent!!
    What a gorgeous country you are blessed to live in!
    Happy birthday to your son too :-)
    I know how it feels when the kids all start to be taller than mum lol!
    Blessings my friend!

  12. It is just breathtaking!! You make me want to visit there in the biggest way. I'm glad I didn't miss the slides and will definitely look forward to them.

  13. Soooo looking forward to your slideshow! My youngest turns 11 in October; the years are flying by so quickly! Belated b-day wishes your Nicolas. :) Hope you've gotten a good start back to school and have settled back into routine after your hiking trip. This weekend we're (Lord willing) climbing Silver Star (approx. 4000 ft. elevation) which is one of my 50 before 50!!

    Many blessings,


  14. I'm so glad we were able to reconnect. To say that your hiking view is gorgeous is an understatement. That first shot looks like a postcard, and I look forward to seeing more from you once your breath is caught (lol).

  15. We really must make a visit to Canada someday with such beauty to behold.

    Your youngest is taller than you now? So how tall are you? None of mine are taller than me......yet. But Ben will pass me this year.

    I hope you have a chance to be still soon and catch your breath before the busy Fall season's activity.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  16. Nice pictures. Glad you are having such a good time. :)


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