Happy (Canadian) Thanksgiving to all my Canadian friends and family out there! It’s been a wonderful weekend in many ways and, although many of us have the Monday off to celebrate, I thought I’d recap before the week gets busy ahead. Here’s a bit of what we enjoyed over the weekend!
Saturday morning we woke up and headed to the mountains for a day of refreshment in the form of a good scramble! Scrambling is the technical term for more than a hike but no ropes required – meaning there are some hands and feet climbing but it’s not necessary to rope up. Often scrambles will be quite exposed, but the technical aspect of the climb itself is not very difficult. We were headed for a longer day, but upon driving back on Hwy. 40 for a while, we came around a corner and saw the peak we were hoping to climb – the only one covered in snow. Lots of it. We didn’t quite have the gear for that, so we turned around and chose a scramble closer to Hwy. 1 – Wedge Mountain! It was a gorgeous day out and we only ever saw one other couple the whole day. Here are some shots from the straight-up, straight-down day:
Mikey on one of the peaks before the summit.
Handsome husband facing the ridge walk back.
A beautiful panorama of Kananaskis Valley below.
It really was a great day. Compared to all the long, epic hikes we’ve been on lately, it was great to get out there, head up, head down and be back in Calgary by 5! We met up with friends we know from Young Adult Cancer Canada and stayed out until after 11 pm just chatting and laughing and catching up. What a fun evening!
Sunday was much like it has been – being super encouraged and challenged at church as we study Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5 and then full of errands in the sunshine. Mikey and I also had some friends over for a pseudo-turkey meal and celebrated Thanksgiving with others who don’t have family here (my in-laws are still traveling). It was an evening filled with community and fellowship, tasty food and great conversation.
And that brings us to today! I’ve got a run on the agenda, meeting friends for brunch and some prepping to do for the week ahead.
I hope you guys all had a great weekend, whether celebrating Thanksgiving or not (you know we’ll be celebrating American Thanksgiving – that’s much bigger than this holiday here in Canada and when I feel most homesick!) – and let’s all pause and be grateful for the things in this life that we’ve been gifted with. I am, without a doubt, a blessed and loved child of God, whom I serve with so much gratitude and joy for who He is.
Live well & be well,