New Zealand, the first rainy day.

While perusing through Calgary's equivalent of REI (our favorite store ever… we go to REI about once a week it seems, just to "chill" with the extra cool outdoor gear) last year, I came across some rain jackets I thought might be good for the kids, since we spend a lot of time outdoors.  

They were simple, little, blue rain jackets. Promising to be completely water proof. They should do the trick, I thought. We were facing about 4 days of rain coming up, and we were camping.

I glanced at the price.  Fifty bucks. ouch. Fifty bucks times two,  Ouch.  But, with Tyler's encouragement, we purchased the little jackets (plus more) and left.

Sure enough, for 4 days, it rained HARD.  Those little jackets kept the tiny people dry and happy all throughout. We were able to hike, camp, you name it. $100 well spent, I say. We have used them countless times in all the rainy places we've visited.

Upon arriving in New Zealand, we were greeted with rain. The forecast said 2 days of nothing but rain and wind.  I brought out the kids' tiny jackets, and again, we had a blast out in nature, just exploring and hiking and being together. 

We're thankful for those raincoats, and, I'm pretty sure this means I should go spend more money at REI. Be back later.

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Exploring a windy, rainy beach on the North Island of NZ.  

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

I look like my mom in this picture, I think. I can't believe it, but I am really looking like her. She has dark hair, olive skin, and dark eyes. I always thought I looked like my red-headed dad- I do have his eyes. But in this picture, I see more of her face in mine. Kinda cool.

Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer
Salt Lake Utah Lifestyle Photographer

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