A peek into our world

September 21, 2008, 6:57 pm
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Hi all,

I just want to let you all know my blog has moved HERE. I decided to host my family blog with the same web host I use for my Stampin’ Up! blog. So come check it out Β πŸ™‚ I hope to see you over there! chow!


pictures and more pictures
July 10, 2008, 9:08 am
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Hi! I know, I know, I’m a blog slacker, but can ya blame me, it’s summer! We’ve been keeping busy here between going to the Kananaskis for 4 days, then home to finish off school, then to the lake to see Chrystal, Dave and the kids, and then we headed south to Brooks for 4 days, then it was back home last Tuesday and we’ve just been doin’ fun stuff around here since then. Now for the rest of the month we’ve got my birthday, then the girls and I are headed up to stay with Chrystal and Dave and the kids for a week while she “hopefully” has baby. After that I’ll get home with enough time to pack and clean house then it’s down south again for Darrens Grandma’s 80th birthday bash after which we might have a free week or two to do some camping and what not then it’s back south AGAIN for my Grandma’s 90th birthday bash then back home and time to send the girls to school! Yikes! In the middle of all that I’ve got to do some school shopping and what not too… fun times. So in the meantime I’ll just share some photos from our last month of fun. Enjoy…
Lets start with Madde loosing her first tooth in June at Grandma and Grandpa V’s house.


And here is Madde with her award in school, she got honors in 4 classes! way to go!!


Followed by Phoebe, she decided that there were more uses for sidewalk chalk…


Now onto the beach with Chrystal and the fam.. here’s all the cousins hangin’ out.


And here is the pretty prego in all her glory πŸ™‚ luv ya!

prego cutie

oh, and the pretty prego once more. I just LOVED her suit! so cute!


Hailee, eating, what’s new? hee hee


And now we have the cutie Aidan buildin’ on the beach.


Madde helping with the sand castle.


Phoebe being a little fish.


Uncle David and Madde heading out to sea πŸ™‚

madde and david

Xander the cutie just hangin’ out


Onto our Brooks trip. We headed south and went camping with Sharie and the family at Lake Newel for a few days. It was a lot of fun, swimming, boating, tubing, the whole bit.

Here’s the girls playing at camp with Lane watching.


And here we have Owen enjoying a ride on the boat.


Lane and Marshal getting ready to go on the tube.


Here they go,


There they go! ha ha!!


We had a blast there hanging out with the Suchy crew. We even managed to get Madde on the tube with me, and Darren and I had a turn as well. It was Darren’s first time ever on a tube being pulled by a boat! And to top it off we even got miss scaredy pants Phoebe to jump in the water out in the middle of the lake! wow, she jumped in with aunty Sharie. We ended up staying right to Canada day and having a pancake breakfast there before we headed home.
So that’s it for now, I think that catches us up to today more or less. I’ll try and keep things a bit more updated from now on.
Hope everyone’s having a great summer!

Been havin’ fun!
June 4, 2008, 6:42 am
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It’s been a bit since I’ve updated this blog. I guess I find it hard posting more than just pictures. Alot’s been happening lately. For starters May long was a blast. We last minute decided to head down to my parents place to visit. THen we dropped off the girls there and Darren and I headed south on his motorbike. We went down to Kalispell and spent a night, did some shopping, and had some “alone” time πŸ™‚ Then we made our way back home up through BC and around. It was a lot of fun and really nice to get away just the two of us. We got back to my parents place on the Sunday and spent some more time visiting with my sis and her family.
The 27th was Phoebe’s 5th birthday. I am still having a hard time comming to grips with the fact that my BABY is 5! That’s just crazy! We’ve got her registered to go to kindergarten in the fall and she is totally stoked about it. Grandma V. came and spent Phoebe’s birthday with us during the week and then the 31st we threw a little party for her. I was so excited that my Mom and Dad and my sis and her family were able to come to that. I know Phoebe loved having her cousins and Grandma and Grandpa A. there too.
For pictures from both May long and Phoebe’s birthday go HERE. I started up a photoblog so that I am not constantly uploading pics to a bunch of different places.
More news. Darren finally had enough with working for Dodge. Well, not so much dodge, more so his boss, so he made a change of atmosphere. A rather big change. No more deisel trucks πŸ™‚ June 2nd he started work at Honda. So far so good. It’s a MUCH bigger dealership, it’s HUGE and it is way more professional! I’m really excited for him because he’s always wanted to get more into the technology end of things and the hybrids and now he will be right in there.
SO there you have it. Other than that Darren and I are (im)paceintly waiting for our next bike trip to come. We’ve got plans to drop the girls off with Grandma V. in a couple weeks so we can hop on the motorbike and cruise on over to Jasper with some friends of ours to spend a night at the Meite (sp?)hotsprings. I can’t wait! So that’s it from us. Be sure to check out the Photoblog even if I havn’t updated here. There’s a good chance that I’ll post more photos before I post here. πŸ™‚ Chow!

a quick update
May 12, 2008, 1:54 pm
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As promised I said I’d share pics of all the snow we ended up getting on Thursday, so here are a couple for ya…

And shocking, here are some photos from Friday evening and Saturday morning. Do you see any snow?? Crazy weather hey?!

And just so you all have a visual from my post the other day. Here is the little trailer, that Al gave us, hooked upto the trike. This pic is from yesterday. For most of the day I was pampered and treated so great and then to top of a wonderful mothers day we took the girls in the trailer and went for a jaunt through the forest and around. It was a lot of fun. I sure hope all you wonderful mothers had an amazing mothers day!


What the!?!?!?!?!
May 8, 2008, 9:34 am
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You know, the only thing WORSE than a snow storm in April… is a snow storm in MAY!!!!! AHHH! I was supposed to go for a haircut today, but it’s an hour away and there is no chance of me driving in this crap! When I took this picture this morning at 8 we had all of maybe an inch of snow, but now at 10:30 when I’m posting this we have almost 5 inches!! and it’s STILL coming down like crazy! what’s with mother nature this year, I seriously think she’s on some wacky drugs!! Hopefully at least this weekend is supposed to be nice, like 19 degrees nice, so I’m really, really looking forward to that. Unfortunately the earliest I can reschedule my hair appointment is NEXT Thursday, and I need it BAD.. anyhow, that’s a whole other story, so here’s my pic of the day…

If it keeps coming down the way it is I’ll post another picture later. Chow!

you’d never guess
May 6, 2008, 10:54 am
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you’d never guess that I was a scrapbooker or wanna be photographer with a fancy dancy camera. Reason being I never remember to take the stinkin thing out. Needless to say there are no photos to go with this post.

Yesterday both the girls started t-ball and soccer. And they did so great! Madison was kickin’ butt at soccer, she scored her teams only two goals! Phoebe was doing well too but was more focused on sticking close to Madde than actually kicking the ball lol. It didn’t help either that as soon as we got to the field Phoebe laid down on the grass and broke out in wicked hives EVERYWHERE, poor kid, she gets her allergies from her dad. T-ball was a big hit for both of the girls. Once they caught the concept of dropping the bat and running after you hit the ball it was all good. All in all it was a lot of fun and I know they’re looking forward to it again next week, hopefully I’ll remember my camera next time.

On the weekend Darrens dad came down to visit. He brought us a little red honda trailer to pull behind the trike, so that’s exactly what we did. On Sunday we hooked up the trailer to the trike and the girls and I hopped into it while Darren took us all for a ride around the country. Along the way he just happened to find a few HUGE mud holes to drag us through and covered us in mud from head to toe. Madde said we all looked like little dalmatian dogs, which we totally did. So we decided to head back to the house and try and build a little cover for the trailer. We used some old road signs that Al gave us and we sewed them together with rope to make some walls and a roof for the little trailer and then we decided we’d see how well they worked so Darren drug us through the mud holes again. The little cover worked GREAT! The cover and the trailer were completely covered in mud and the girls and I were not. It was sure a lot of fun and a great way to spend a beautiful Sunday together. I can’t wait to do it again, funny how something like that sure brings out the big kid in you. And, yet again, I have no pictures of the event to share but I’ll try and grab some next time.

For those of you aka Julie, lol, that are waiting for the news we were going to share, well, you’re going to have to just wait a little bit longer. Don’t worry though, it’s nothing big like winning the lottery it’s just exciting to us and we want to share but not just yet πŸ™‚Β  So keep checkin back. TTFN!

Eventful weekend
April 28, 2008, 7:01 am
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What a fun, eventful weekend, and a warm one too! Friday night Darren and I went out with some friends from work to see a comedian and go for dinner and drinks. We had a really great time. The comedian was hilarious!! We didn’t realize til we got there that he was in the last Seinfeild episode, the fat guy getting car jacked when nobody would help him. His name’s John Pinette.

His stand up act left my jaw sore and my makeup running he was so funny! If he’s ever in your area, let me just say his show is worth the heavy ticket price for sure! Anyhow, after the show we went to a local bar/pub and had some drinks, danced a bit and came home. Saturday we headed into Calgary for Alyssa’s 1st birthday, (Ken and Kendras little girl). It was really nice to see so much family. We didn’t take advantage of any Calgary shopping we just headed home afterwards. Sunday was so beautiful! We spend the entire day outside playing. Darren did some shooting and more gopher hunting and the girls and I did some sunbathing and played catch, warming up for when t-ball starts. We celebrated Darrens birthday Sunday even though his actual birthday was Saturday. We had bbq rib-eyes, shrimp, salads etc etc.. followed by a dqΒ blizzard cake, YUM! All in all it was a great weekend. And now that it’s finally feeling like spring we will be enjoying EVERY weekend. So there you have it, just a quick update on what we’ve been doing. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend too. ttfn!