A Getaway /a Birthday surprise /a Puke party @Tofino!

Tofino is a small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast. It sprawls on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound, characterized by wild natural scenery including lakes, inlets and ancient rainforest. Sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities include Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach and popular Long Beach, part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The relaxed town of Tofino sits on the peninsula’s tip. (Google source)

In case you’re wondering what that title was, please, follow us through the pictures. They will tell you about our family’s very interesting 3 days getaway in Tofino, enjoy!

On our way, we stopped at Cathedral Grove MacMillan Provincial Park, where you can admire majestic old trees.


Then we suddenly went back in winter… SNOW


We just had to stop to this unreal scenery!


Snow is way more fun in spring, eh?

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The next day, March 15, for our twin girls birthday, we went to Long Beach


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As their birthday present, we went Whale watching!!


We were very excited…



…until we hit big waves.. like gigantic waves… and the boat started going up and down…


The excitement went down and we all took turn puking… yikes…

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But, we all agreed that it was safe on dry land…


and it was the best family getaway so far!


We are looking forward to another adventure without the puke part!




Now, the best and craziest part was that we saw 4 grey whales!! But we were too busy puking… so we ended up not taking pictures. In our family, we have FUN together, we STICK together and we PUKE together!! 😉






Weekly Photo Challenge: weightless

“Take only actions that matter; some actions have weight but do not occupy space… some occupy space and also have weight! You matter; do what matters! Let your dreams count; DREAM BIG and be of VALUE…!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365   

Bravo to my 15 years old son, I’m feeding you well! 🙂


HaPpY NeW YeAr 2016!

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude.

May each and every day of yours is renewed with lots of happiness and love.




One Incredible Moment

“Blessed are the meek,” Jesus explained.
Blessed are the available.
Blessed are the conduits, the tunnels, the tools…
That’s why the announcement went first to the shepherds. They didn’t ask God if He was sure He knew what He was doing.
Had the Angel gone to theologians, they would have first consulted their commentaries. Had he gone to the elite, they would have looked around to see if anyone was watching. Had he gone to the successful, they would have first looked at their calendars.
So he went to the shepherds. Men who didn’t have a reputation to protect or an ax to grind or a ladder to climb. Men who didn’t know enough to tell God that angels don’t sing to sheep and that messiahs aren’t found wrapped in rags and sleeping in a feed trough…
So… While the theologians were sleeping and the elite were dreaming and the successful were snoring, the meek were kneeling. They were kneeling before the ONE only the meek will see.
The shepherds were utterly changed after the news… ARE YOU?

Exerpt from One Incredible Moment, by Max Lucado



Weekly Photo Challenge: Gathering

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful, in a word, more alive” Alice Waters


Photo Challenge