Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas



Wishing you all the 
Merriest of the Season
 & fun in the New Year 
from our house to yours!

Friday, July 19, 2013

Back from the Lake!!

 Relaxing in the canoe


Chillin' on the dock

 Enjoying the beach


 Pond dipping

 
Catching and kissing frogs!


 







Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

The theme for this Father's Day started with CD's gift from school~
Super "pop" that Kindergarten teacher thought up...
The girls wanted to have a photoshoot
like we do on Mother's Day so a 
SUPER HERO 
photoshoot it was...



 The hardest part was finding a phone booth!!
We changed locations and costumes &
he escorted some beautiful princesses... 




These girls have a great Dad!
One of their favorite things is how silly he is...

Thank you for being their hero!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

MaraFun

MaraFun
For 10 weeks CJ has been running 
4k a week at school.
On the day of the SK Marathon students were invited to finish their last 2.2k on the race course.





CJ was the first one to check in from her school and ended up running with some girls from my school.

 
 AV & RK were there to see her cross the finish line with us!
AV is crazy into fitness and running and cross fit and was super proud of her (as was I!!)

Our next goal is a 5K with BFF and her Mom in one of the color runs in the city! yikes! I've been looking at "couch potato to 5k" training!
Wish us luck or better yet ~ join us!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Happy New Year!

2012 was a fun busy year!! 
Here's what we did ...


(click on the photo to enjoy our 2012 year in review video)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 18 to Day 22 HOME

Day 18

Was a driving day. From Eugene Oregon to Yakima Washington with a few stops on the way...

Ben & Jerry's Scoop Shop in Clackmas OR... mmmm




 Day 19 
Driving Day from Yakima to ...


 see my amazing beautiful Great AUNTIE Marj!!

A quick stop at Sun-Oka Beach 


Some of Auntie's beautiful flowers


We stayed at the Rosedale Motel... the same one that my Grandma used to stay at when she spent winters in Summerland as a break from the freezing prairies.

 Our visit was far to short but I'm so glad that we finally made it to BC and spent a couple days with my favorite Auntie.  
Day 21 was spent driving from Summerland to ...
 

 Golden where we stayed at the Tschurtschentaler Lodge 
Another one of those places I wish we had more time to enjoy. This Bed & Breakfast was AMAZING! Brandy was an incredible  hostess and breakfast was SO good!

 Day 22 was drive from Golden to Calgary where we spent the night and hit a few shops before home (Ikea, Bath and Body Works etc)
 Treasures found at Mt Stephen AB




 Very quick lunch at Drumheller




 


(can't figure how to turn it on here, sorry)

 
We're almost home...
After all the landscape we saw over our trip ~ canyons, mountains, valleys, coastal highway, redwood forest... the prairies really are FLAT!!

 

But I do appreciate how much we can see...
"Land of the Living Skies"  
 
YUP, 
7839 km!!!
 
And worth every memory!!
 
It was an amazing trip, so glad that we were able to do this kind of a trip at least once as a family! Not sure that we need to do a road trip that is this intense again for a long while! 
It took A LOT of planning! 
A LOT!! 
I knew we were doing this 2 years ahead of time so was able to get my travel book all in order... I really had a travel book!! Divided into sections ~ journal portion in the front then the last 1/2 for hotel reservations, phone numbers, addresses, hours of attractions, sights to see, etc. The front and back covers had two large envelopes inside for restaurant coupons, invoices and receipts. 
 

Monday, October 1, 2012

Day 17 Part 3

 A little further down the highway...
Good-bye California, Hello Oregon
 We stopped at the Oregon Sand Dunes

Yet another reminder what to do in the event of a Tsunami or earthquake...
 We stopped just outside of Florence at one of the many beach entrances of the sand dunes... it is hard to walk up & down those hills! Good work out!!


 The tide was SUPER strong and washed LOTS of shells on the shore but because of it`s power many were broken but the girls collected enough to share with the cousins and BFF.

 The rest of us were cuddled in our hoodies and jackets while Moto-Moto was quite comfortable in his t-shirt! He walked way out and brought back some intact shells.
 Back up and over...


 CD was exhausted so slid down and when she got to the bottom was a few pounds heavier with all the sand that made it`s way into her clothing!

Off for supper at A&W which didn`t serve our favorite Uncle Burger but you could get SHRIMP! Go figure!