Winter Vacation – Part 1, Belize

It’s about time that I get these photos up.  There is nothing I like more than coming back to these posts in a few months, or years time and seeing memories of this wonderful moment.  Blogs are amazing that way.  I’ve decided to break it into two parts.  I was thinking that I’d do a Belize part and a Chilliwack part, but 90% of the photos I took are from our time in Belize, so I’m going with half the photos on this post, half on the next one.  We also made a point of taking a bunch of small videos in hopes of compiling them into a cute short family movie, but I’m totally overwhelmed by the prospect of learning how to stick all these clips together in an interesting, not boring for the viewer way.  Maybe when I have a spare 6 hours to use up I’ll give it a go.  Anywho, without further rambling… (more…)

Feb 26

IMG_1902  Okay hi.  Phew!  (Imagine me slumping into my chair hurriedly with an exhausted air, that’s how it is.)  I am forcing myself to sit down and write a post.  I’ve got hours and hours of stuff to do on the computer and maybe an hour each day to do it.  Guys, I just downloaded 1200 pictures from our three weeks away.  It took me two hours just to look at them all!  I don’t have any clue when I’m going to find time to edit them and then upload them to the internet.  That it literally a 5 hours commitment.  I’m overwhelmed.  So I just chose a few of my favourites to focus on and uploaded them.  And then I placed them randomly and with no thought into this post.  #winning!  I wanted to make a book out of our vacation and get it printed, but when guys? WHEN!?  Remember my project life scrapbook from last year?  I’m STILL trying to get caught up.  I’m just finished October  2015.  Ugh, so much to do. (more…)

September 27

Hey look at me, I’m here again!  This is another random update but I took a bunch of pictures on my camera I wanted to get up here before I forgot.  First up are two family pictures from our latest snap-sesh.  I usually just stick the camera on a chair, put the remote timer on and snap about 25-35 pictures.  We get what we get.  This time was just before our housewarming party, so Hazel was all ready for bed and Shane and I were dressed up a little.  I like to call the second picture “too much love”, lol!  Our party went really well, I didn’t take one picture, which is a good sign to me.  Shane spent the entire day before slowly smoking a pork shoulder, which we then made into pulled pork sandwiches.  He did an amazing job as usual, it was fantastic.IMG_6447 IMG_6459 (more…)

Our Adventure To Fort Liard

IMG_4155I have been meaning to tell you about a small trip we took to the Northwest Territories while my mom was visiting.  It wasn’t a trip that I was particularly looking forward to, but I’m really happy I got to check it off my list!  (Or scratch it off our map, rather.)  It took us about 7 hours total to drive there, find a magnet and drive back.  The magnet was the important part.  Just getting to the border sign and taking a picture didn’t feel right to me.  So we journeyed the extra 45 minutes to Fort Liard.  The drive from Fort Nelson to the border was nice.  It’s newly paved and the scenery is decent.  We saw a few bears and two moose running down the road!  The road in the NWT isn’t paved, which made for a less enjoyable ride.  We saw quite a few bison on this part of the drive, at least a dozen!  The difference in road quality made the NWT feel like a very different place to me.  If it had all been paved, or all dirt I probably wouldn’t have been able to tell the difference between the two places.  The hamlet of Fort Liard is rather bleak.  There is  literally (not quite) nothing there.  One gas “station”, a convenience store, the mayor’s office, and a place to buy native crafts and pick up a pamphlet.  That’s it.  It’s an actual one road town.  I’m really floored we found any magnets at all.  (more…)

July 3

IMG_4214Wow, what a week.  Shane and I took a trip to Slave Lake this past weekend, on the company dollar.  A perspective employer asked to fly us out and check out the town, to make sure we liked things.  It was easy to say yes.  We flew from Abbotsford (my favourite airport to fly from) to Edmonton, stayed in a hotel close by for the night and left the early the next morning.  The drive to Slave Lake was pleasant enough.  The entire trip is one lane highway through fields and forest.  It took 2 hours and 40 minutes to drive there.   (more…)

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