Sunday, August 13, 2017

Cool Kids ...

April 8, 2017

James and Ella ... having fun ...
posing for pictures with their Aviation glasses ...
Just a couple of cool kids ...!!!
 

Mike and I could not decide what sports to watch this evening ...

sooooo....

We watched all three sports ...

Hockey on Mikes' iPad (along with his glass that lights up when a goal is scored) ...

Curling on my iPad ...

and the UFC fights on the television ...

We figured it was the perfect set-up ...!!!

It was a great evening ...

 

Girl Time ...

April 8, 2017

It was Girl Time for Ella and Alana ... for some pampering ...
they were going to have a pedicure ...
Ella is so ticklish ... she was trying not to flinch ...
 
The young ladies were all finished ... very relaxed ...
and have very pretty coloured toes ...
Alana and Ella then made their way to Costco ...
to do their weekly shopping ...
Ella took time out to sit on a massive folding chair ... I guess needing another break ...
She looks lost in there ...!!!
 

 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Ice Crystals ...

April 2, 2017

It was a sunny day ... perfect to spend it outdoors ...
I loved seeing the snowpack melt on the pool ...
especially with the ice crystals shimmering underneath ...
I just couldn't resist ... taking a few pictures of the formations ...
Little slivers or pieces would break off ... and they were unique in shape ...

Mother Nature is amazing ...!!!

Mini Holiday ...

March 31, 2017

We decided to head down to Eureka, Montana ... 
for a mini holiday ...
to pick up a package and check out Lake Koocanusa ...
for fishing later on in the season.  
We thought we might visit our friend ... but unfortunately he was not at the cabin ...
but he told us we could stay at the cabin ...
How fortunate for us ... !!!
We ventured off this afternoon ...
checking out a few areas in Rexford ... and checked out the water level ...
We were amazed at how low the level was ... 
when the water is released into the lake ... the level comes half way up the banks ...
The water is being held back at the dam ... waiting for the spring run-off ...
before they fill the lake ...
 
We contined on our way up the valley ...
stopping at one of the boat launches ...
It still amazed me ... when I stood at the top of the stairs at the Marina ...
to see the water level ...
We'll have to check out the lake ... later on in the season ...
We drove back to Rexford ... driving thru the townsite ...
stopping at the Frontier Pub ... for dinner ...
We enjoyed a delicious meal of fish & chips ... 
After dinner we drove back to the cabin ...
and settled down to a relaxing evening ...
 

April 1, 2017

This morning we went to Eureka for breakfast ...
before we made our way to Libby ...
Enjoying the scenery as we travelled along ...
The lake was beautiful ...!!! 
 
We arrived at the Libby Dam ...
It was spectular ... we will definately have to return ... 
to see this once the water level has risen ...
Pictures were taken of both sides of the dam ...
After touring the area ...
we drove across the bridge and made our way to the town of Libby ...
Stopping here for a short time for some refreshments ... before going back home ...

The water in the Kootenay River was high ... and fast moving ...

with the melt of the snowpack ...

We stopped on a bridge crossing to take a picture of the raging run-off water ...

We had a wonderful couple days ...!!! 

 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

He Shoots ... He Scores ...

March 29, 2017
Mike was so excited ...
when we brought home a case of beer ...
with the new special glass inside ...
 
Budweiser has an app for this glass ...
when your team scores a goal ...
the glass lights up in a strobe pattern ... !!!
 
So if you are busy and not able to watch the game ...
you will know if your team scores ... 
 
I'm sure that Nathan will want one too ...
once he sees it ...
The boys and their toys ...!!!
 

Back To Snow ...

March 22, 2017

So much for fun in the sun ...
We were back to plowing snow ... and getting a load of firewood ...
to start the wood stove in the house ...
It wasn't really cold enough to start up the outdoor wood furnace ...
We had already cut the logs to length last fall ...
so all that needed to do was split the logs ...
Stacking the pieces into the tractor ... to be taken to the house ...

The firewood was placed into the box by the back door ...

Available on the other side ... to be picked up to be burnt ...

It felt good to have some warmth ...

to take the chill out of the air ...

Spring should be here soon ...

Friday, July 21, 2017

Making Jerky ...

March 18, 2017

Nathan making some jerky ... 

using his press to form them ...

Placing them in the smoker until they were done ...

Those jerky strips look yummy ... hoping to sample them ...

the next time we see him ...

Thank you for sending the pictures ...

Our Last Day in Houston ...

March 17, 2017

This was going to be our last day in Houston ... we'll be traveling on St. Patrick's Day ... 
Everyone wearing green ...!!!
It was a beautiful day ... perfect for taking family photos ...
before we went to the airport ...
Lovely family picture ...!!! 
On our way to the airport ...
It is always an emotional time for all of us ...
Hoping they will be able to travel ...
up to Canada this summer for a holiday ...
Hugs and kisses to all of you ...
xoxo
 
We had a great trip home ...
 

 

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Created by Daigen ...

March 16, 2017

Daigen painted this picture at school ...

 He also received an award for his creation ...

We are so amazed at his creative touch ... 

 

 

Dinner Time ...

March 16, 2017

Oma was so kind to treat us to steaks ...
for dinner this evening ...
Mike was in charge of grilling the steaks ...
He was an excellent cook tonight ...
Kendall ... Oma and I prepared the sidedishes for our dinner ...
The aroma thru the house was exquisit ...
We could hardly wait to seat ourselves down at the table ...
to dive into our meal ...
Dinner was so delicious ...
After dinner ... Grandpa was given gifts from the boys ...
for his birthday and for Father's Day coming up in June ...
Grandpa was delighted to receive a poster of the boys ... 
and I do believe it will be put up in the shop ...
so the boys are close to him ...
We decided to go for a walk ...
after our yummy dinner ... 
Daigen and Nixon chose to ride their bikes ...
We were out for quite some time ... as neighbours were stopping to chat ... 
and other children were riding their bikes as well ...
It was a lovely evening ...