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Bon voyage Bryan

Every year since grade six Bryan has been going on an academic year end trip with his class. I remember clearly like it was yesterday when two years ago Bryan set off to travel to Montreal for three days of discovery and fun. After much anticipation and excitement, this morning Bryan once again eagerly boarded the motor coach set for our nations Capital. Even though everyone was happy for him, we all felt a little sense of sadness that can only be remedied by his return Wednesday night.  This whole weekend was spent together having fun and relaxing while cooking, chatting and just enjoying each other.  I believe the old saying that “distance makes the heart grow fonder”.

Every time he goes on the trip there are such mixed emotions associated with it. Mostly happiness and a huge excitement but I am not going to lie that Im not just a tiny bit sad

Maria made super delicious buttery buns with cottage cheese, rhubarb and strawberries ( I will share the recipe soon)

and while the buns were rising Bryan was preparing veggies for the grill. It is such a wonderful thing to have kids big enough to take over so many jobs in the kitchen. In many cases I don’t even have to tell them what to do. Cooking together as a family is one of the best ways to spend quality time together!

ready for the grill

Maria is always in charge of making refreshing drinks for everybody. This time she surprised us delicious mix of lemons, strawberries and fresh tarragon… it went really well with the roasted veggies

casual family dining requires casual approach ;)

when the buns were ready we thought that the best place to enjoy them would be a garden picnic on the grass… so we went

nature man!

“bon voyage” party calls for some bubbles! Even if it is only a sparkling raspberry juice :)

It is amazing how carefree time in nature affects people in a very positive way and no one looks for any kind of electronics even once! Have a wonderful trip and come back home safe love :)