by Josée

A couple days ago we made the trek North to celebrate my father-in-law’s 65th birthday. As we approached our destination I enjoyed the feeling of being enclosed by the vast forests. Here in the North the trees have succumb to autumn and the sweet smell of fall clings to the air. Fall up North is beautiful.

We began our visit by enjoying the warm sunny autumn day at Forest for the World. We would have stayed there all day but we were beckoned away by a corn roast and a French Canadian opera, Colas and Colinette.

The first half of the opera was a display of French Canadian traditional songs and dances. Both my parents and in-laws were involved in the dancing. My mother-in-law did all choreography and would have danced as well if it had not been for an unfortunate accident a few weeks ago which ended in a broken arm.

The children were very enthralled by the dancing and music; however, by the end of part one it was time for bed. So, we missed the rest of the show.

My husband returned back home for work today but the children and I remain here for a week. We’re taking this time to visit our family and friends. Since we are celebrating my father-in-law’s birthday family members from Alberta are also here. It’s been nice seeing family, even if lengthy conversation are hard to come by while chasing after the little ones.

Celebration. Laughter. Song and Dance. What a wonderful way to move into autumn.

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Anonymous September 24, 2012 - 5:49 am

I absolutely LOVE driving up north during fall time. As a child my family went up to Vanderhoof often to see my grandparents and the trees are so beautiful! Im envious! So nice to see your family again after the big move, I'm sure, although your blog gives the impression that you've definitely been keeping busy! Take care and have fun during your stay,


Kim Corrigan-Oliver September 24, 2012 - 10:25 pm

Sounds like some wonderful times, enjoy the rest of your time with your family.

Angela September 27, 2012 - 8:53 pm

Oh, my, those cheeks are adorable! What a handsome little guy!


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