Friday, January 20, 2017

New Sunday Sport ...

 

Mike finally brought in his camera ...

these pictures were taken November 27, 2016 ...

Guess I will have to be more diligent in asking for the pictures ...

Mike had started going to the Kimberley Trap & Skeet Club ...

with Rocko and Sandy on Sunday afternoons ...

He has been using an extra shotgun ...

to get an understanding of the type of gun he would like to purchase ...

he is really enjoying this sport ...


Although he does get frustrated a bit when he misses ...

but ... practise makes perfect ...


This is a wonderful all year round sport ...

 

 

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Forever in Our Hearts ...

 
I was surprised and touched to see these Rocky Mountain Bluebirds ...
this late in the season ... on October 13, 2016 ...
This was the first time they had stopped ... for a few days ...
at our home on their migration south ...

I felt my sister would have loved this beautiful bird ...
her favourite colour was blue ...

 

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Cruisin' in the 32 ...

Ian sent these photos ... taken on December 22, 2016 ...
He finished the roof ribs and installed a temp canvas top ...
Ian also cut and installed windows all around ...
We're still amazed at the work he has done on Kendall's car ...

On December 28, 2016 ...

Ian ... Kendall ... Daigen and Nixon ...

made their way to Galveston ... in the 32 ... for a special Christmas surf trip ...

Apparently the beach was in a fog ...

but it wasn't going to affect them ... on this special family adventure ...

 

 

Happy New Year ...

December 31, 2016

The last day of the year ... turned out to be a beautiful day to go for a hike ...
strapping on the snowshoes and ventured off into the field and the woods ...
The sun was shining ... and the snow glistened in its light ...
loved seeing all the animal tracks in the snow ...
and there was one large rabbit somewhere on this path ... hopping around ...
Thought it was amazing how much snow was on the roof ...
of the bluebird house ...
It was time to head back to the house ...
and start getting ready for our ...
New Year's Eve celebration ...
We spent the evening with our friends ... at the St. Eugene Mission Golf & Casino Resort ...
enjoying a wonderful buffet dinner ... then going to the casino ...
trying out our luck on the slot machines ... dancing to the music ...
and gathering with our friends ... with all our fancy hats ... party favours and champagne ... counting down the seconds as we rung in the New Year of 2017 ... !!!
We continued to play in the casino ...
throughout to the wee hours with a few of us were coming out winners ...
before heading to our rooms ...
This was a wonderful New Year's Eve event package ...
we were able to spend the last day of the year ...
and the first day of the year with our friends ...
Hope everyone had a very Happy New Year ... !!!

 

Our Last Day Together ...

December 28, 2016

It was a beautiful morning ... the sun was shining ... and it warmed up a bit ...

This was our last day for the family to be together ...
Craig ... James and Ella were going to visit their other grandparents ...
and Rob and Cindy were flying back to Vancouver Island this evening ....
Sooooo... some play time was in order ...
Cindy wanted to try out the snowshoes ... we hiked around the field ...
while Nathan was pulling the kids on the tube with the snowmobile ...
 
 
The kids were having so much fun ...
it didn't matter that they were getting bombarded with snow ...
All you could hear was their screams and laughter ...
 
Ella opted to go for rides on the GT ...
with grandpa pulling her with the quad ...
Finally once Nathan stopped ... and the boys got all the snow cleared out of their gear ...
They gathered together to get a family picture ...
More pictures of all of us together ... enjoying this beautiful day ... playing in the snow ...
Nathan was all packed and ready to head out ...
and another group picture was taken ...
Rob and Cindy were busy for the rest of the afternoon ...
getting packed up to leave this evening ...
 
We decided to go into town for dinner ... picking up Oma ...
to join us for her last visit with Rob and Cindy ...
before driving to the airport ...
One last group picture was taken for this year ...
We had a great time with our dear friends ...
 

 

Monday, January 16, 2017

Off To The Movies ...

December 27, 2016

We had a lot of things to do today ... first order of duty was to have breakfast ...
then clean up the kitchen ... so grateful the kids were willing to help out ...
We were going to head into town ... for the 12:00 matinee ... to see the 3D movie "Sing" ...
(I really wanted to see this movie ... !!!)
We arrived at the movie theatre ... bought out treats of popcorn and drinks ...
proceeded to get our glasses and find our seats ...
all ready for the movie to begin ...
It was an awesome movie ... we all loved it ... !!!
After the movie ... we went to visit Oma ...
this was going to be the last time Oma would see ...
Rob ... Cindy and the grandchildren this year ...
Ella was delighted to have received a little black vest that belonged to Oma ...
hard to believe that she fits into her clothes and shoes ...
Look out Oma ... she will be raiding you closet now ... !!!
The hue glasses and heart are a lovely touch to her outfit ...
 
 
We were back in time to have dinner ... then head outside to go GT'ing and sledding ...
before it was too dark and cold to play outside ...

 

Craig wanted to go to the shop to work on the VW with grandpa ...
with being so busy thru the holidays ...
he was bound and determined to get at least a few hours of shop time ...
He was loving every minute of it ... !!!
 
It's wonderful seeing the two of them working together ...

 

The rest of us were in the house ... playing games ... watching TV ...
and relaxing after our busy day ...
I also had the privilege of having Miss Ella ... give me a few new hairdos ...
she loves to braid long hair ...
and ... I must say she is really good at it ... !!!

 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Christmas Day ...

December 25, 2016
After all the gifts were opened ... it was time to start making breakfast ...
the kids were busy building with their mini lego sets ... 
Then Craig sat with grandpa for a bit ... checking out the R/C car ...
Ella helped prepare the fruit plate and set the table ...
I was busy cooking bacon and making waffles for our Christmas breakfast ...
Breakfast dishes were cleared ... Nathan and James were taking turns ... 
in mastering flying the drone ... and taking videos with its camera ...
Rob and Cindy decided to check out their scratch lottery tickets ...
all the kids large and small were busy helping with the scratching ... and every once in a while you heard woo hoo .... !!!
Mike was still not doing well ... so Rob was going to take Mike to the hospital ... 
so that I could get our Christmas dinner prepared ...
Nathan stayed home so that he could take the kids out sledding ...
and then take some time to relax in the hot tub to ease their aches and pains ...
We spent the day playing and getting our dinner together ...
Craig ... James and Ella helped with putting up the extra table ...
 and then setting the tables for our Christmas festivities ...
Rob had called from town saying that they were going to pick up Oma and Joe ...
then were on their way home ...
I then informed our neighbours Don and Bonnie ... 
to make their way down to the house ... as they wanted to make sure that Mike was ok ...
before they came down to join us for dinner ...
Nathan had taken over carving the turkey duties ... all the other dishes were set up on the island ...
once again it would be buffet style in this household ...
We had a lovely time ... visiting with our family and friends ... 
It was a very Merry Christmas ... !!!