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close up flag of Canada

What our Canada Day has entailed so far..

Trying out my new camera on the sports setting to capture Mr Bumblebee mid flight, which is one of my favorite pictures this year, once I have time to really work on the editing, it will be a work of art.

close up of a bee near a pink flower

Buying Mr Magpie a new BBQ and saying “Happy Canada Day! Build it while I go get groceries! Loveyoubye.”

Red BBQ Machine

Kicking the tires and lighting the fires for some lunchtime smokies.  My son helped build the BBQ as well, so now we have a proud as a peacock 7 year old boy today.

Dad lighting the fires of BBQ machine with a little boy on his side

Enjoying the yard blooms.

the yard with blooming flowers the a wall clock

Feeding my animal princess, Scooby, her dandelions and grass.

white spotted rabbit enjoy eating the grass

My human Princess playing in the sandbox…

little girl wearing yellow clothes and pink cap playing in the sandbox near the fence

My boy having quite enough of pictures already. Son, the weekend has barely started!

little boy covering his face with his cap while sitting in a camping chair

It’s a brief break time then the tent will be set up, wood chopped and everything ready to go for the second official Magpie Staycation. It still is plenty of work, but as I loaded the dishwasher with real plates from dinner, threw a load of laundry in the wash and readied the nice foam mattresses to sleep on tonight I don’t have a pinch of regret we aren’t really out camping!

My Kindle is loaded with 5 new books, the kids have their “camping food”, art supplies, bubbles and more. We. Are.Set.

Oh, and beer. I AM Canadian, after all. What’s Canada Day without a cold brew?

I hope everyone is enjoying this amazing long weekend, seeing friends old and new, enjoying the beauty of this amazing province set in a country we are so very, very fortunate to live in.

Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canucks, we live in the best country in the world!


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Karlynn Johnston

I’m a busy mom of two, wife & cookbook author who loves creating fast, fresh meals for my little family on the Canadian prairies. Karlynn Facts: I'm allergic to broccoli. I've never met a cocktail that I didn't like. I would rather burn down my house than clean it. Most of all, I love helping YOU get dinner ready because there's nothing more important than connecting with our loved ones around the dinner table!

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  1. Sam R. says

    Happy belated Canada Day and Happy July 4th to my fellow Americans! Looking forward to the eats and fireworks tonight!

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