Monday, August 08, 2011

Date With Gary

Last night we celebrated all the Chapman August birthdays at Grandma and Grandpa's house. Then, the kiddos slept over there:)
{Koen enjoyed his smoothie!}

{Koen with great grandma and his new best friend, Stewie the dog.}

Being that the kids were gone, Gary and I drove out to Chilliwack to hike to Lindeman Lake this morning. I always forget how long it takes to drive there! The hike itself is supposed to be 3 hours total but it took us under 30 minutes each way:) The last time we did that hike, Kai had his first sleepover at grandma and grandpa's at 11 months old.

I wasn't the best companion as I've been a bit stressed about work lately. Let's be honest. A lot stressed. The amount of work and the fact that I'm starting to feel less creative and more formal portrait-ish which is not my desire at all. Also, we are only going to book weddings with people that we know from this point on, I LOVE the personal connections and it just makes it more fun and enjoyable for me. I am totally looking forward to our upcoming vacation (Oregon Coast!) and am looking forward to spending some time reading and playing on the beach with the kiddos.

Have a great week!
Love, Louise


  1. Fun! I love Lindeman Lake :) did you hike just to Lindeman or did you keep going to Green Drop? I think it's Green Drop that takes 3 hours...?

  2. Love that hike!!nice that you and gary got some alone time...chilliwack is gorgeous isnt it?:)

  3. I think all of your wedding photos are wonderful - lots of creative shots and the portraits that the families want. Some of the shots may seem repetitive to you, but they are on of a kind for each married couple. Enjoy the rest of your summer!