Candle Lake, Saskatchewan

    Last week went spent a few days up at Candle Lake (about a two hour drive north from where we live). We joined Jared’s parents, sister and brother-in-law and our nephew and two nieces and spent a couple days camping together. I hadn’t been at Candle since I was young, I’m pretty sure we stayed there for a night or two before my brother was born -so sometime before I turned seven. The cabin that we stayed in way back then is still standing and looks pretty run down but the lake itself is still beautiful. On Monday the weather was not very warm but nice enough for the kids…


    Waskesiu {2013}

    Last year we all went up to Waskesiu for the weekend to celebrate my grandparents’ 50th anniversary and a couple Saturday’s ago we packed up the van (complete with our gluten-free food) and headed out to Waskesiu for another get together with my Dad’s side of the family. We left pouring rain but we could see blue skies in the distance and by the time we arrived in Waskesiu we were greeted with sunshine. I didn’t bring my camera along but did get a couple of shots from the day with my phone. This was my absolute favorite part of the day. Jared, Raeca, Delten, my Mom and I rented out these…


    fun, laughter & mosquitoes

    Each week Jared and I get to spend some time with some awesome grade 9 & 10 kids and this last weekend we were able to hang out at Torch Trail Bible Camp with 15 of them. Lots of fun, laughs, ketchup and mustard wars, and LOTS of mosquito bites. A few snapshots from the weekend: What did you do on the weekend? with love, Chantel



    A few weekends ago we headed up to Waskesiu for Saturday and Sunday with my Dad’s family to celebrate my Grandma and Grandpa’s 50th anniversary. It is nice because my Dad’s family is fairly small and most of us live within a few hours of each other in Saskatchewan (with the exception of an aunt, uncle and cousin that live in Ontario) and so almost everyone was able to make it out to the lake for the weekend. Waskesiu is Saskatchewan’s version of Banff -without the mountains. There are something like 100,000 lakes in Saskatchewan and lots of people in the province “go to the lake” for the weekend – I…