Sunday, November 17, 2013

canada {weeks one & two}

Hi everyone!

I apologize for my lack of posting.  We just got back from our annual trip north.  (: As most of you may know, my family and I travel the nearly 2,000 miles to Manitoba, Canada, for about three weeks in the fall.  My Dad hunts there, and we've been going since I was about 3.  We started going up because my Dad was a board member with a conservation group called Delta Waterfowl.  While my Dad loves to hunt, he realizes that to continue hunting, we have to make sure that the ducks survive and are thriving.  We went to a place called Delta Beach near Portage la Prairie.  My Dad eventually left the board, and we now hunt in a place about 1 1/2 hours north/northwest from Portage. We've made so many friends, and I enjoy our time up there so much.

Here are a few pics from the trip.  (week one & two)

The day of our flights, I was so tired.  Mary & I stayed up till about 1am trying to close our bags!  lol we left our house around 5am to go to the airport.  All of our flights went well.  We flew to Minot, ND, and Daddy picked us up there with all the dogs (he drove up).  We stayed the night there, and the next day drove to our rental house.  The border crossing went well, and we made it to our house around 3pm and Mom & I got groceries.  The next day, Emma got sick ): she had a fever.  Then, Mary got sick.  We were all having stuffy noses, sore throats, and all that lovely stuff.  By the end of the first week, we were better.  We had many trips to the "big city" (about an hour away) to get groceries and Starbucks (:  We also got to go to Portage la Prairie for the first time in about ten years!  So cool to see everything at Delta Beach again.  We got to see friends and went to our beloved coffee shop about thirty minutes away to see some great old guys that we met last year.  (more pics of that coming later!)

the first of three flights

i'm such a sucker for taking pictures up in the sky!

if you can't already tell (:

short bible study on the plane

about to cross the border!

Mine and Emma's room

Mom & Dad's room

the kitchen 

face-timing with my grandparents

me and my friend Jenna

our yard

the sky is so broad and huge.  it's amazing

a beautiful sunset driving home

More posts coming soon!

Grace sure to follow me on Instagram for even more pics that I might not post on here!  @ggdawg


  1. Wow! I have been all the way to Kentucky! We all drove(6 of us!) in our truck. I've been to Portage la Prairie. Super nice place! The Gospel Hall there is a wonderful place with such nice people.
    Big event this weekend: we got a new dog. Check her out on G+ when you have a chance! Her name is Sophie. We are all adjusting to a dog life. Not easy, for both Sophie and the family. Me: I'm just fine. :))))
    P.S Looking forward to those photos!

  2. Glad you had a wonderful trip! That is so neat that your family has the tradition of going on this trip. I'm sorry y'all were sick, though!... it's always hard to be feeling bad on vacation. I'm glad it went away after a while.
    From what both you and your Mom shared on your blogs, it looks like y'all saw so much beauty. Your photographs were so gorgeous to see! Looking forward to more posts :)

    I hope you have a blessed weekend, Grace!! ♥

  3. Love all the pictures! So glad you had a fun time! I am so jealous of how much traveling y'all do & that you get to go to Canada every year!