Brace yourself – this is a long one.
I’ve put on a few miles lately :) At the beginning of the month B and I were down to Eston, SK to train some fine folks on rail billing software. On the way home, we stopped at the latest oil site in Plato and the latest grain cart loading site in Elrose (towns on one of our shortlines). It’s so exciting to see it all in real life!
Little bro’s were packing the site after the spring melt-off had made it a mud hole …
Lunch one day with this beautiful, blue-eyed babe and her momma :)
It’s not all roses and sunshine in the rail business – this was one of several washouts where the track runs through the valley that was caused by spring melt. It took a team of excellent men almost a week to get it back into shape.
Morning breakfast with my boy at Earth Bound Bakery – one of my favorite places in Saskatoon.
Swiss chard, proscuitto-wrapped asparagus (a Pinterest fail), and burgers with PC Thins and major toppings – I’m already missing suppers with my boyfriend (he moved to Queen City for the summer).
Look who won Rookie of the Year on one of his hockey teams ❤
There’s a new cafe in town … The Local :)
I adore these lovely ladies :)
Set up shop in the Coworking section of 220 one day to do a blitz on a reaaal boring re-formatting job …
This view had me stop and snap.
These 3 are a breath of fresh air on a bustling work day ❤
Implementing Safety Management Plan for our railroaders ❤
Oh my word, I love this boy ❤ ❤ ❤
More cuties ❤
Velare Rossi tearin’ up the farm on his little quad :)
My handyman switching the Buick to summer tires.
Nothin’ like leaving house hunting til the eleventh hour :P
Succulents at 13th Ave Coffee House ❤
Back at the farm, the boys were busy making a track for their upcoming Vintage Dirtbike Party. Yes that’s a car buried in there :) And yes, someone’s already biffed hitting it.
Family supper at Rock Creek ❤
Freshly washed engines ❤
Little darlings ❤
A mid-week, late-night trip to Regina …
And back to Saskatoon before 9 :P
At times, working with all men, it is all I can do to hold my tongue and tell them to grow up. But then there is this one sweet fella who is older, wiser, doesn’t complain about petty things, and brings me chocolate :)
Another Earthbound lunch …
If you haven’t checked this place out, you definitely should. It’s my go to. Can you just smell the fresh bread!
I turned 23! Was so impressed with my boyfriend who whipped up a delicious cake with whipped cream n berries ❤ ❤ ❤
Has anyone else been going into withdrawals from only wearing boring winter shoes? I can’t wait to get the f u n shoes out again!
I insta’d a pic of the back 40 where I used to run all the time. I just don’t know if it gets any prettier than this and it was in my own backyard! I knew I’d miss it and I do … it’s always prettiest early in the morning or just before dusk, so that’s my fav time to run.
Friday we were off to Calgary. Suit shopping for my little lawyer ❤
And then a birthday date night at Market in Calgary ❤
Food was dee.lish.
Let’s pretend that this chive covered salmon was mine (not the burger n fries that follow) …
I don’t know why I was craving a burger so bad but foodie places always have the best burgers anyway :)
We spent the rest of the eve catching up with friends and Saturday, before heading off to RD, we had breakfast at Nellies. (Seriously, all my picks were jam-packed so this is where we ended up, but it was kind of funny.)
Nothing like a greasy platter to get your heart pumpin’ …
Later in RD, I was treated to a facial and manicure! Seriously spoiled this year!
While we were cozied up getting pampered, these boys were fighting through the storm whilst getting some great exercise (biking). Dane has to work pretty hard to keep up with his pops! Poor thing was an icicle when he finally got home.
Sweet Ramzi Boy ❤ Missed this little gaffer ❤
Ohh I was looking forward to cuddles with this wee babes ❤ A bundle of precious.
She sure likes to snooze!
Waking up momentarily, and then Zonk, back to sleep :)
Kisses for Uncle ❤
Little helper :)
Zahra doesn’t care that her daddy has been in Canada for 2 years, but the rest of us do :)
The world’s best cheese cake and coffee are right here in this home ❤
Drivin’ home on a pot-holey road with beautiful views ❤
This is a little project at the office. These are old chunks that I got my brother to collect from the railroad. I put the boards together, rusted the wire, and then got my handy-dandy boyfriend to secure them to boards and hang ❤
And this was my joy today. Kombucha and stripes ❤
One more thing – my dream of getting a blogger camera came true on my birthday too!! I now have a beautiful little Sony RX100 to capture all the moments that I don’t want to haul around my 5D for. I.loove.it so far. Soo I am hoping that that helps the lack of postage that has been happening around here :)