Happy Birthday MOM!

For her 39th birthday (39th for how many years in a row?)

We discovered this random courtyard in Quebec City. So silent and spooky!

She’s a secret expert photographer!

Her first grizzly bear sighting ever. How appropriate – the famous Scarface in Yellowstone.

Hawaii trip:

Heleakala – thanks for the jacket, mom!

I don’t think she wants her pic up, so here’s a pic she took of me!

The green sand – the same colour as her shirt and her eyes


Sunset in Lahaina, does it get any better?






Quote for a Sunday


What a great weekend – celebrating both my sisters’ birthday and my 2 year anniversary with my boyfriend, as well as Mother’s Day. Phew!

This weekend, therefore, deserves 2 quotes:

Every gift from a friend is a wish for your happiness.
Richard Bach

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
Bernard Meltzer

Fantasy Friday – Happy birthday to my sister!

It’s my fabulous sisters birthday, so I am dedicating my Fantasy Friday destinations to a few of her favorite places:

Her favs:

Grand Floridian Resort at Disney World

Brugge, Belgium

London, England

Las Vegas


Jasper, Alberta

Waterton, Alberta

New York City

Some places I think would be her favs some day:

Vancouver, B.C.




Quote for a Sunday – Birthday Celebrations!

All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison

Time for Cake!

To celebrate the first birthday of my blog, I think a cake recipe is appropriate, don’t you?

I am usually not a sweets person, but I looooove this cake that my mom used to make every summer:

Lemon Angel Food Cake


  • 1 angel food cake mix
  • 1 (7 ounce) box sherrif lemon pie filling mix
  • 1/2 cup whipped cream


  1. Prepare angel food cake as directed on package.
  2. Prepare lemon filling according to package.
  3. Cover with wax paper& chill.
  4. Slice cake into 3 layers.
  5. Spread 1/2 of chilled filling between layers.
  6. Fold whipped cream into remaining lemon filling.
  7. Spread over top& sides of cake.
  8. Chill 4 hours before serving.