Monday, July 23, 2007

Wow !! I just realized this is my 100th blogiversary!! Lol, not sure if I spelt that word the right way. This weekend was a rather fun relaxing weekend. We took Ashley and went out to our friends place where they have a bunch of old cars left from one of the races they hold each year. So, Ashley got behind the wheel and drove around the track several times. She had a blast!!! The funny thing about it all, she had such good control flying around the track with a license magnet on the back allowing her to drive, and she's taking driving lessons right now!!! Don't think her instructor would appreciate seeing her racing at high speeds.

Michelle and I got a turn driving with her. I am so sore!!! My back hurts, my butt hurts , my ribs are sore from laughing and bouncing around so much!!! We all had a blast. Then we sat around the fire and yakked away until the wee hours of the night. Ashley did very well on the track. Then Neil got into another car with her and was going to teach her how to drive a standard. They didn't get to far because the car kept stalling. So it was parked out on the field and we moved onto something else.
The above picture was Curtis and I backing into them to try and give the car a push start. We were in the yellow car, Neil and Ash were in the blue one.
Lol, she had to give a few stomps on the roof. Wrong kind of 'jump start' Ash!!! Some of the vehicles needed gas and oil, Neil and M. to the rescue!!!! That picture was a little dark, sorry 'bout that. It did lead up to a beautiful sunset photo.
Then it was off to the house to sit by the fire. The very top photo is of an old tractor that has long been retired. So I took the picture with a Sepia tone to it to try and Antique the photo. Here's a color snap of the tractor growing in the weeds, LOL.
It was a perfect night. Good friends, lots of laughter, I love relaxing casual nights like that.
Lisa, Michelle, and 'moi'. We all sat on an old carriage that's sitting just off the way from the fire pit.
The above picture is me sitting on the carriage, very Sleepy Hollow from the smoke. Hope you enjoyed the pictures, from what you could see,it was a little dark. Take care and have an excellent week everyone!!!

Sunday, July 15, 2007

This weekend has gone by far to quickly!!! Neil and Curtis left for a fishing derby on Friday, and won't be home until tomorrow. I had to work on saturday, so once I got off, I came home and packed up the kids and clothes and headed out to Purden Ski lodge to meet Michelle and her kids at a friends cabin. It was soooo nice!! The bugs were horrific being out on the mountain like that. Still the weather was gorgeous!! The sun was hot!!! So hot!! Michelle left with the kids around 1:00 and headed out there, I had to work until 5:00. I borrowed her camera to post some pictures of this trip because Neil took our camera on their fishing trip. The first few are of Purden Lake. I wasn't there, but Michelle took her kids for a swim at the lake and then they headed up to the cabin. Beautiful British province..

I'll have to ask Michelle, but I believe the above shot is Purden Ski Resort, which is where the cabin is at, just near the lodge. Those clearings are the chair lifts. Once we arrived it was just beautiful!!! Way up in the mountain. Bear, Cougar, Wolverine, Wolf, Moose, Deer, Lynx, anything you can think of, yup it lives among those mountains. The next few shots Michelle took around the cabin, and at the resort.....

In the morning, I decided to have some fun with the camera and changed the color tone. So I snapped a few B&W and Sepia tone photos. This is very old skis above the door....Love this shot!!!

Michelle took this one of me...
I will get her permission,( because she may freak lol, ) For me to put her picture here. It is a gorgeous picture of her. She thinks it's very Janice Joplin, I happen to think it's a good pic of her.

So, until then you get to see me in my jammy's and funky wool stockings I borrowed, lol!! Very cabinish!!

UPDATE: JULY 19/07 Lol, it won't be here for long she may have a fit...this is Michelle.

So anyways, I wanted to get a picture of the kids. The bugs were soooo bad, I didn't want them to suffer. So I told them where I wanted them to stand, and it was a one shot deal. Bless there little hearts for cooperating with me. Standing still with millions of bugs attacking and swarming them. It sort of turned out, really good I thought. I would love to have gotten one more, many BUGS!! Even I couldn't stand still to take the photo, lol !!! This is all our kids....
The owners of the ski lodge brings his horses to come up and graze freely on the mountain around the resort. They don't leave each others side. So we had to get a picture of them. It's funny, you just walk along and then you turn around and Bam! there they are following you or just moving somewhere else. He had goats to, but one got eaten on the mountain so he took the other one home. The horses are brought in at night.
We all had a blast!!! I'll leave you with a few more photos of the wagon ,the wood shed, and the cabin.

Oh yes, I took this picture of Ashley, so I thought I would add it. I think its a beautiful picture of her!!! Take care and have a wonderful week everyone!!!

Sunday, July 08, 2007

This is a really cute email I recieved this morning, lol !!! Children really are precious jewel's....

6 reasons not to mess with children.

A little girl was talking to her teacher about whales.
The teacher said it was physically impossible for a whale to swallow a
human because even though it was a very large mammal, its throat was very small.
The little girl stated that Jonah was swallowed by a whale.
Irritated, the teacher reiterated that a whale could not swallow a human; it was physically impossible.
The little girl said, "When I get to heaven I will ask Jonah".
The teacher asked, "What if Jonah went to hell?"
The little girl replied, "Then you ask him."

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work. As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.
The girl replied, "I'm drawing God."
The teacher paused and said, "But no one knows what God looks like." Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, "They will in a minute."

A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her five and six year olds.
After explaining the commandment to "honor" thy Father and thy Mother,
she asked, "Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?"
Without missing a beat one little boy (the oldest of a family) answered, "Thou shalt not kill."

The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture.
"Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up
and say, 'There's Jennifer; she's a lawyer,' or 'That's Michael; he's a doctor".
A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher; she's dead."

A teacher was giving a lesson on the circulation of the blood. Trying to make the matter clearer, she sai d, "Now, class, if I stood on my head, the blood, as you know, would run into it, and I would turn red in the face."
"Yes," the class said.
"Then why is it that while I am standing upright in the ordinary position, the blood doesn't run into my feet?"
A little fellow shouted, "Cause your feet ain't empty."

The children were lined up in the cafeteria of a Catholic elementary school for lunch. At the head of the table was a large pile of apples. The nun made a note, and posted on the apple tray:
Take only ONE. God is watching."
Moving further along the lunch line, at the other end of the table was
a large pile of chocolate chip cookies.
A child had written a note, "Take all you want. God is watching the apples."

Have a terrific work week everyone. Hope the jokes made you smile. Take care.....

Thursday, July 05, 2007

We had a lot of fun on Canada Day.We had some friends come over for a bbq. Potato salad, macaroni salad, caeser salad, bbq chicken,baguette with cream cheese and sundried tomato pesto with parmesan cheese on top, and baked potato. Then we sat around a fire in the backyard for awhile. Around 10:30 we loaded up the kids and went 4x4ing just out by our house and sat and watched the fireworks from the city on top of a hill/cliff/mountain, lol!! It was very dark, but so pretty. A couple of other trucks showed up shortly after we arrived. When we got there, one guy was all alone with his quad by a fire. So we cranked up the tunes, sat by a big fire, watched the fireworks, and then headed home around 11:45. Didn't see any bears, thank goodness. We were in their territory. That reminds me of the time I came home from work around 11:20 p.m. and wondered why my security light was on in the back yard. At the same time pulling around the corner, a large black furry flash went past me. What the heck was that? I knew it was a bear, but at the same time, this was no ordinary bear. This was a big ol' bush bear that had to have been around 10 years old. Not the normal little young ones I usually have pass through the yard from time to time. So I turned and looked for him before getting out of the car. Where did he go? Hmmm, perhaps its that massive black mound looking at me from my neighbors yard....yup, that's him. I pulled out my cell phone and phoned Neil inside the house. "Where are you?", he asked. "I'm in the car because a bear is in the yard." So he came out to the living room window and looked around because I couldn't see it anymore. He waved me in, said he didn't see it anywhere neither. I have never run out of my car into the house as fast as that Ever!!!! Next question as I'm running maddly to the door....this door better be unlocked?!!!! Well, I guess it was more of a statement because if the door was locked, I was about to make a new one with my foot!!! I thought I saw this.....
But in reality, it was actually this......
So thats my little horror story for today folks. Blessings to you for the upcoming weekend. Take care.......and watch out for bears!!! Lol!!!

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Happy 4th of July to my American neighbors!!! Hope you all have a wonderful day today full of celebrations. I know some of you are going to games, bbq's, picnics, fireworks. Sounds like a lot of fun. Have a wonderful celebration today. Talk to you soon.....
p.s. I love old postcards so I wanted to post some of these. They are just to cute....

Monday, July 02, 2007

What a nice award!!! I was tagged by greeneyes and received the Rockin Girl Blogger award.

This is what she said about me:

A wonderful soft hearted woman , who usually makes me laugh somewhere on her Blog , she is interesting in her poetic passages and her friendly warm soul , she makes me feel right at home ,sweet indeed .

Thank you so much. Now it's my turn to tag some Rockin Girl Bloggers. The first one, of course, without a doubt would be my mom Kate, my sister Alicia, Shona, Sharon, and Kelly.

Karen: She is a wonderful woman, with a sense of humor. All her blogs are love, wisdom, advice, memories and just plain real. She is vibrant, loves life and is way to full of energy!!She is my mom. I love her.

Alicia: Leish has a terrific sense of humor that reflects on her blogs. She has such a soft heart and a sweet spirit about her. She is family oriented and would do anything for you to help out.

Shona: Shona is a wonderful, loving funny woman who is a mother of 4. She loves to laugh, tell jokes, just be herself. Her blog is full of life. Stories about her children and her husband make me laugh, and always say Awww.

Sharon Sharon is very down to earth. She is a mother of 3 and is very busy.She loves her children, husband and it's a pleasure to stop by and read her blog. She is a very caring woman with concerns for all.

Kelly Kelly is very real. She is concerned about making a difference. She has a very unique personality, and a sense of style that makes her blogs such an informative read. Her cares, concerns, and love for helping children make her a blessing to me to have her as my new blogger buddy.

Meow, Jeanette, Greeneyes, Doug, Lz, and Michael are all wonderful caring, funny blogger buddies that have brought such joy to me. I enjoy talking to each and every one of you.

All the bloggers in my little world have generous hearts, caring sensitive nature's and have made my day at times when I really needed to be uplifted. I love you all. Thank you for being a part of my life. I know even though I have never personally met some of you, I feel as if I know you very well. Take care and blessings sent from my home to yours for a wonderful relaxing week.