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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Broken Things

Because when you are T - 11 days from a Hawaiian vacation, it's a good idea to break things.....

Just a heads up.......Ultimate Football + running backwards = F.O.O.S.H. ing yourself.  That's right folks.  

Falling On Out Stretched Hand + ed = F.O.O.S.H.ed.  It hurts.  It makes you need to go to the hospital.  It means you get a nifty Exo - Brace so that you can still swim and maybe take a surf lesson on previously mentioned vacation.  

Weird tan line.......

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Red Rock Canyon

Ahhhh......I was going to report on this.

Review:  Mamadeb wanted to go hiking during the Labor Day weekend.  But NOOOOOOO....the husband wanted to build a deck.  And so we did.  It's a lovely deck.

The next weekend we did go for our jaunt to Waterton.  It was the loveliest day!!  I was even more greatful since the following weekend was rainy.

I'd never been to Red Rock and so we just walked around and did a short less than a mile hike to Blakeston Falls.  Then off to the township for Subway and some rock skipping at the water.

How perfect is that??  My heart rate and blood pressure were WAY down, I'm sure.  Waterton just does that to me.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Deck Wars

I really wanted to go hiking in Waterton over Labor Day weekend.  Really.


However, as history would dictate in our family, a long weekend is a good weekend to work.  Yes.  We should work.  Hiking?  Phhhht!!!  Working is more fun.  Way. More.  Fun.

So it was no surprise when Sean texted me saying that Rona was having a big weekend sale and we should build a deck.  We could hike the next weekend, but Rona's sale was now.

Hiking bad.  Deck building good.

So the boys and I stained boards for two days while Sean (and Jackson) assembled the deck and yes, we can all stand on it.  It's a sturdy little thing.

Jackson is becoming quite the little wood worker.  I caught him measuring and cutting wood for Sean with the chop saw.....unsupervised.  He still has all his fingers.  That's a good thing.  Playing a saxophone at school would be that much more difficult.

Hiking happened the following weekend.  I held them to it.  Blog on that later.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Music and Talent

I love it when Jordan gets to sing stuff.  I love it when it's good stuff......like this.....

His singing buddy, Kathryn, arranged this little number and Caileigh is accompanying them.  There's just so much talent here.  So happy to know them all!!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Moroni's Quest 2013

Yet another, "Thought I posted this stuff" episode for me.

We dress up in biblical time clothing

It's a few days of camping in this environment

We see re-enactments from this

We get to hear talent like this

Friday, August 8, 2014

The Ginger Beer Wars

I like Ginger Beer.  I like it a lot.  But the Ginger Beer you get in Canada sucks.  I don't know how you can get it so wrong.  

The cool thing about spending time in New Zealand is I tried a different brand of Ginger Beer each day.  The sad thing about that is it's obvious I didn't spend as much time there as one should when travelling that far. Alas, some days I tried two.


At the Auckland Museum

With my tasty, best EVER steak

At the Waitomo Caves
At Hobbiton.  I don't know if it came out of one of these kegs, but we had it in Hobbit mugs in the Hobbit pub. So that alone is super cool.  
In Rotorura

At the Auckland Airport.  It was damn tasty and the Hokey Pokey ice cream was pretty awesome too.

So, Canada, one day I would like to go to the grocery store and discover a Ginger Beer that is awesome because I won't be goin' back ever.  More than likely.

Well, I did find some recipes online.  Brew my own??