So Halloween is just around the corner. Gotta admit I’m not a big fan of anything to do with spiders 🙁!!!

I work in a grocery store so seeing the kids get excited is pretty cool! Selling a lot of pumpkins as well! Here are some cool ideas for carving your pumpkins! Have fun and be safe!

These are all courtesy of Pinterest!

The skull in a pumpkin.


The paw print.


The witch’s face.


And a pumpkin eating a pumpkin!


Hahaha these are all really good carvings! To see more head to Pinterest!


Las Vegas Here We Come

We had a great Thanksgiving with the family. Now it’s time to get ready for Vegas!

We told the kids once they were of age we would all go to Vegas for a couple days…well we leave tomorrow!

Not sure what to pack so I did some research.



Top 10 things to do in Vegas?

Ever think about jumping off the Stratosphere???


And where to eat?

How about having a steak at Gordon Ramseys Restaurant?!


Remember what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas 🙂

Back from Vegas! Here’s a couple pictures!



Well as the weather starts to get colder and the trailer is put away it’s time to think about the winter festivities. Thanksgiving is coming up quick so I hope you picked up your turkey, ham or whatever you’re having for the special day! I have been notified that my son and daughter- in- law will be cooking Thanksgiving dinner at our house which is awesome!

Thought I would add a couple charts for the turkey cooking.


And for those of you that would rather have ham here are a couple different ways to cook it so it tastes delish! Cook the ham in a slow cooker!


Or the old fashioned oven recipe.


As for the sides we’re just having the basic potato, gravy. stuffing and salad.

Of course appies while the birds in the oven!

Have a wonderful long weekend and Happy Thanksgiving!

House for sale!!!

So we’re getting close to ending the camping season, we have spent every weekend and many week days in our trailer and don’t want it to end.

As previously talked about in the past posts Doug and I have decided to put our “Dream Home” for sale in the spring of 2017. We will be moving into our trailer as soon as it sells and then we’ll see where life takes us from there 🙂

It’s going to be a very busy winter getting everything ready for the new prospective owners but whoever decides to take over our home will love it as we have for many years.

As the camping season ends and the decluttering begins I will be updating this website regularly. I will be posting a sneak peek of our home on Facebook for you all to check out.

The Bawlf Wedding!

So I’m going to tell you a little story.

My family has been going to a friends farm called Alberta’s Littlest Airport just outside of Bawlf Alberta for years. It’s one of the flying events that have kept us coming back because of the owners and people that are there every year including all the kids who have grown up there.

The guys fly , the kids play and the rest of us  relax and visit. The kids have grown close to each other as well as the adults. Relationships have transpired with some of the “Bawlf” kids. Some still going today and some not.

So on this weekend we attended a wedding at the Alberta’s Littlest Airport  that was for “Bawlf Family” only. We were so honored to be invited. Terry Lynn and Skylar met at ALA 4 years ago and decided to get married at the exact same location that they met.

They had the reception in Harvard Hall. This is a lean too building that every body visits in just off the flight line. It’s called Harvard Hall because for years the Blackwells (owners of the farm) had there friends do a fly by with their Harvards.

They did a lot of work to get Harvard Hall looking awesome!


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It was a very casual wedding. Not at all stressful like some are 🙁

Here’s a couple pics of the happy couple and SOME of the original Bawlf kids.

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It was a great weekend for all! I would highly recommend checking out this facility on any weekend there’s a flying event. The people are awesome!

Miquelon Lake

We had a free weekend so what did we decide to do?? Stay at home to do some long awaited work on the acreage…nooo we went CAMPING 🙂

Miquelon Lake is just minutes from our house so we decided to pull the trailer there for the weekend. Was just the two of us and the dog but relaxing.

It started with a child’s broken toy and dirty diapers in our site which really erched me.  But after I stopped complaining about that we enjoyed the rest of our weekend.

Miquelon is a pretty nice campground with lots of grass area to play on and a nice playground for the kids to go to. The beach leaves something to desire and you can not go in the lake its not suitable for swimming. The campground is big…lots of sites, park information center, trails, group site and a small golf course at the end.

I had to take a pictures of the path that the leaves were falling on…I couldn’t believe they were all ready falling it was only August! It was a good weekend though.

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Fishing at Phyllis Lake

So on the weekend we went fishing with our good friends! We ended up at Phyllis Lake which is close to Spruce View Alberta. It was a really nice campground with the lake in walking distance. Whenever we go fishing together we all use our Belly boats but because they have an awesome 2 year old they bought a fishing boat. Doug and I still used our Belly boats. We didn’t catch anything but was still really fun!

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Their dog Tica…loves the lake!


Can’t camp if you don’t try a Pinterest treat! Kristen made a cinnamon bun in a orange over the fire, was so good!


Until next trip…

Southern Alberta / Saskatchewan Vacation









So the furthest we made it in our Saskatchewan trip is to Cyprus Hills and it was amazing! Too bad we didn’t have more time to venture into Saskatchewan further. We have some great pictures and some not so great pictures to share.

We started out in Balzac Ab. Got a late start leaving home so decided to meet up with some family at the “local” campground. Pretty nice Campground just off the highway. It had rained so much that there were puddles everywhere. We did start a fire but then it started raining again.

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The next day we proceeded South and East. We went through a little town called Bow Island, stopped at there visitor center and took these pictures. Who would have thought a bean meant so much 🙂




Later that day we made it to Writing on Stone it was amazing. We’re driving on flat land then all of a sudden there’s Hoodoos everywhere! You can walk up to the Visitor Center through the Hoodoos. There’s also a river and small beach. We all enjoyed the hike even my dog Missy!

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A couple days later we drove to Cyprus Hills Elk Water on the Alberta side. Really nice campground and park for the kids. We went to a nearby beach for a walk and stopped for some ice cream.

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Finally made it to our destination Cyprus Hills Maple Creek on the Saskatchewan side. Our site was a little cramped but all in all it was a pretty nice place to camp. Unlimited wood but you weren’t allowed to take it away from the camping area. Nice beach nearby.

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As we headed back home we camped at Dinosaur Provincial Park by Brooks. It was also surrounded by the Bad Lands. We had a couple rattle snakes in our site and unfortunately ran into a tree 🙁 It was a little tight.

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While camping there we went to Fort Walsh. Our camping neighbors told us to take a shortcut…wasn’t really a short cut but a cow path 🙂 We drove this road for almost an hour running into deep puddles, cows and Texas gates. We eventually made it. When we left Fort Walsh we took the highway home…much better.

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We finished our vacation at Pintys Campground in Drumheller. This campground is very nice owned by a very nice family. There’s no website. Sorry. I do have pictures. So just a cute little office on there land and lots of really nice camping.

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While we were staying at Pintys we ran into Drumheller to do a couple things.

Stopped at the local grocery store, Fresen Bros. for groceries and noticed this very cool Dinosaur crashing through the wall!



Walked up the Worlds Largest Dinosaur at the Drumheller Visitor Center which also happened to have a pool and spray park for the kids!


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That was our vacation for this year. I hope I put enough information so you all can check it out for yourselves. If you have any questions on any of the pictures just send me an email at lifestylepriorities@gmail.com or comment. Until my next post see you soon!


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