Saturday, December 27, 2008
Now normally there is a really cool area to sled at the base of the hills. There's lots of hills to choose from,people have big bon fires, it's great. We all drive by this area looking out our window with sad faces wishing we could go there. sigh. The we all glare at the dog,and mutter nasty things about him under our breathe.
You see my dog Montana or Idiot as I like to call him, does not like other people, he will chase them, bark and snarl at them, it's not a pretty sight! Did I forget to mention that the dog has been howling and whinning the hole way up. So on we drive, up into the isolated hills looking for some spot to go. Then up ahead we see a spot.
All was going well and everyone was having fun................
After a few runs I noticed my husband looking around suspiciosly.
Hubby-Did you hear that?
Me- Hear what? Snowmobiles?
Hubby- No, sounded like gunshots?
Right, thats what you want to hear when you are on the side of a mountain 200ft away from your vehicle. So we listen. Every few minutes we would here a sound, almost like what it would sound like if something was whizzing by really fast then lots of cracking noises. At this point I am getting a little sketched. I have seen to many movies, so I'm thinking some redneck hillbillies are going to appear over the hill and start chasing us off their land. Hubby trys to reassure me that I'm over reaccting, as he still looks around uneasily. So we do a few more runs, more whizzing and cracking noises, kids are starting to wonder. My daughter and I decide to go down the hill together, Yay! fun.......
All was well until we reached the bottom of the hill.
Here is a shot moments before our wipeout. Now the next picture was taken just a moment after this one................
Now, you would think I got snow in my eyes right? WRONG!! notice the picture above how my dogs face is right behind me and in this shot it's his back end? Well the dumbass whipped his tail into my eyes and momentarily blinded me. Of course my hubby had no idea yet at that point(or so he says) so he kept on taking pictures. So there I am rolling around in the snow, rubbing my burning eyes and cursing the dog more. All this time the freaky gunshot type noises are still going off, only now they are louder.
So we finally decide that maybe it's time to pack it in. So we head back to the van just as a truck load of hillbillie Albertans (that's people from the province Alberta) pull up beside our van. The roll down their window and ask us if we are coming or going. We tell them we are leaving, they tell us that they are shooting clay pigiens. We smile politely as we try to shove our kids in the van, away from the gun weilding clay pigion shooting hillbillies.......at least we figured out what the noise was.
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
So when I bought this tree I took my daughter with me, only problem was the box was to big to fit in the van, so I had to drive her home and drop all the seats to get it in!
My husbands Christmas party was a few weeks back, while driving up to Sun Peaks(ski hill) it poured rain......weird.
I took this shot on the way home of the North Thompson River, this is another one of my passanger window at 100km/h shot. I don't know why my husband won't stop on a windy corner in the rain. What I love about the picture is that fact that the river was so still.
Blah Blah Blah, I don't really have to much to say but I have lots of photo's. So The picture above was taken on December 7th, now on the 19th it looks a little differant
It wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't so cold, Monday it was -25. It's getting a little warmer, if only there was no wind, then it would be tolerable.
Here is my little gem! Now it irrates me that I didn't think of "Marley and Me" 5 years ago when I got my yellow lab. Are you kidding me? Ask any lab owner and they are thinking the same thing. I've had my lab on my kitchen table eating a plant,chsaing a poor woman in robes(that's a post in itself),eating rocks and having them surgically removed for $1500,chasing horses,howling in the car. The vet actually makes me stand outside with my dog until it's time for us to come in....seriously my dog is a freak! So here he is pictured with one of his babies(we go through about 1 a month) sometimes they last a little longer, as long as he doesn't do what he is doing above so much!
K whoa, that is way to much and what is scary is there is way to much more in my brain right now, but I'm sure my 2 and only 2 followers( thank you Mama Dawg and Captain Dumbass) have already fallen asleep. My own mother isn't even following my blog, sure she comments but come on mom!!!!
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
So in the last week
I work a 24 hr shift it was a bit shitty....literally, in my line of work (Homecare) I get to say I had a shitty day, and so when someone who doesn't work in that business says they have had a shitty day, it annoys me a little.
Anyways after that I had two of my kids friends spend the night,which are also my friends kids, don't get confused keep up. Anyway the girl was feeling good and had to go home.Yada Yada Yada,
Lunch at Montana's, shopping at home depot with the kids my daughter actually lets out a high pitch scream before screwing up her face and growling "I hate home depot". (so we make sure to take her often). I actually tried to use a code word for it at lunch telling the hubby we have to go to HD. I wasn't clever enough cause sure enough there was a scream and another face scrunch followed by "I hate home dept!"
This morning my daughter doesn't feel well, so she stayed home from school, then I went to work monday night, after work I went to pick up a pantry for my newly painted kitchen. I arrive home Monday night with the unassembled pantry. My hubby reluctantly asks if I want him to put it together....sensing his eagerness I said told him not to worry about it.
I was supposed to have a dentist app this am, again daughter doesn't feel well, I ask her what wrong and she tells me her tummy hurts, more face scrunching( just in case your wondering what scrunching is, it is a face she has been doing since she was a baby, she's almost 7 now)
Here's my little baby long ago with her face scrunch.
Ok back to story. So after the face scrunch I ask her if she thinks she can go to school, she lets out a dramatic cough and then a few more follow up coughs. Coughing? I thought you had a tummy ache? So I say fine you can stay home. I usually make the kids spend the majority of the day in bed(if your too sick for school stay in bed) anyways they always end up wanting to go to school. (that's how I separate real from fake) Anyways she stayed home and I stared at the unopened box(which contained my pantry) on the floor. I can do this I thought. So I pulled everything out and managed to get it all assembled (yay for me!) Then I put it in the kitchen......hmm looks like we need another one. So I sent hubby to store to buy another we assembled it together, yes together, which works alot faster. Now it looks right!
Which is today, daughter decides to go to school I have some quiet time at home, after cleaning,laundry,filling new pantries, watching House and Fringe after they finish downloading. Then I pick the kids up from school, take them to gymnastics, head off to work.
Here is a picture of the boy taken about 8 years ago. Back before he could give me attitude and sarcastic remarks. sigh.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
This was taken from my back door a few nights ago. I thought it looked cool. Thats all I got for ya.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
This is a shot driving into Merrit,BC.
This one I actually got out of the car to take. This one was taken in Hope,BC
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Wow, seriously, I think we have the same hair cut....ALL THREE OF US! At least I brought a little colour into the photo! And Yes, that is Captain Dumbass on the right, nice pipes!
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Friday, November 7, 2008
Well we are off to the Chris Cornell concert tonight, hope the kids don't come home with the munchies and hearing loss!!! Then it's off to Vancouver first thing in the am, just me and the hubby and a chocolate buffet!!!!!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
"What are you doing" I yelled, I tend to get a bit dramatic at times, only for the fun of it though.
"I might spend $75" my husband replied.......
More dramatic reactions
So we head over to the electronics department after finding the perfect gift with over a 1000 stickers, and also art to go on the windows. This is only amusing to those who know my friend "C" he he he. . Then my husband turns to me and says. "We should buy your Christmas present now and you can go run back to the gift card lady and get another one
Horrified I stared at him. "what the hell" more drama "I don't want my christmas present in November, where is the fun in that" I whinned.
AND I am so not going back to the gift card lady who saw me only moments ago yelling at my hubby for getting one. Anyways on with the story, I had a moment of realization, wait, hubby and I are going to Mexico at the end of January......If I get the Wii Fit now I can be somewhat in shape by then, (Damn husband and his logical thinking)and I won't look like a chunky pasty white tattooed North American invading their country to lie on my ass for a week drunk and burnt. So with any luck I will just show up a pasty white tattooed North American. So back to the whole point of where I was going with the story, as I was standing in the line up I heard the cashier ask someone if they got a gift card at the door. Score! I got one anyway! I got home and set up my Wii fit! Whoo hoo. I start off with some Yoga poses, easy, move on to some balance games,Piece of cake, then on to Arobics, fun. Then I went on to strengthening exercises, a little tough but whatever I am the Fitness Queen. After about 45 minutes I decide thats enough for the day have to get other things done.
Skip ahead to next morning.
I wake up feeling great until I try to get out of bed, 1st thing I notice is the intense pain running down my thigh muscles as I try to bend my legs to get out of bed, the pain so bad I didn't realize the insane pain in my abs as I finally straightened out. WTF I thought I was in some what good shape!! WRONG, guess I used a whole bunch of muscles that I hadn't in awhile..... The I realized with horror that in order for it to get better I had to do it again, so I trudged upstairs, 14 painful excrusiating steps. Hopped on the wii board only to have my personal trainer tell me that I had gained 1.5 pounds since yesterday, and I should be careful with my afternoon snacks. Are you kidding me. You smug bastard, you should be thankful I even came back. Damn you. I am heading back downstairs to eat some more halloween candy!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
I don't really have to much to say. I am excited however to be going to Vancouver this weekend, the hotel we are staying at has a chocolate buffet!! Oh ya baby! Now I'm not a big eater so paying $26 a piece to have some sweets is a little crazy, what's weirder is I was more excited to take my camera in there than I was to actually eat the chocolate.
I noticed today that I have a follower, who could it be, my dear oldest(I am mean OLDEST) brother, No, wait I know, it has to be my mom,No. My follower is someone from my brothers blog Mama Dawg. So thank you, for being my one and only follower!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Here's a shot of Mikayla having heart palpitations after finding out! During the show frisbees were thrown into the audience for volunteers, Mikayla caught one and was super excited, but I had to tell her you have to be 18 or older, a little pissed she reluctantly handed the frisbee to me..then my inner stage fright kicked in...well it's not so much of stage fright as it was to be seen on a freaking enormous televison screen on the stage, so I quickly handed it to my husband. He had to stand on stage and hold a key.......not sure why they needed 6 people to all hold keys??? Then he had to stand around in a circle with the others while he(David Copperfield) made a car appear on the stage. All and All the kids enjoyed the show, which is all that mattered!
Here's Dakoda aka the boy.
Now for my rant. They show was awesome for the kids, they had never seen a magician before so for the first time David Copperfield was pretty damn impressive. We got there 1/2 hour early to sit and watch an oversized tv screen that had the same 10 or so facts about him that ran over and over again, the show started 15 minutes late, followed by a movie showing how famous he is and people from the TV media saying his name in different shows, yawn! then he did a small trick then another video of him doing another one of his tricks, Seriously, I paid $100 a ticket to watch videos I could see on you tube? Now don't get me wrong some of the things he does are amazing(going through a steel plate,huge fan, making a car appear on stage) but It was the exact same show I saw 5 years ago at the MGM Grand! seriously, word for word, joke for joke. On another note, we were really close to the stage (row 7) and for half the show the kids had their hands over their ears, it was overly loud I thought........we will see how they do at the Chris Cornell concert!!!!!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
My blog has been hi jacked by the boy.........I have nothing to do with the following, it is all for the love of his uncle, he stayed up late almost falling asleep trying to finish it for you.
LION GOING CRAZY
I have made a very funny video of lion going crazy and he is singing peanut butter jelly time. hope Connor and Liam go crazy and bug you all
day and scream like crazy freaks! HA HA HA HA HA HA
LOVE YOUR BEST NEPHEW! DAKODA!HE HE TO CHAD:
Friday, October 24, 2008
Mom: go ask your dad to go get my bathing suit out of the laundry
Dad(from the next room) Why doesn't your mom do it
Mom(sending message through Mikayla "tell Dad I have a piano tied to my butt"
Mikayla: Dad, Mom has a piano stuck in her butt
Mom: never mind next time I'll do it!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Well, just in case Liam and Conner are not still chanting "peanut butter jelly time" here is a friendly reminder......Craig made this last night, and we laughed the whole time HA HA HA!!!!! Now the video is even better cause they are the stars! So make sure they see this, otherwise they are going to get it on DVD (EXTENDED VERSION) for Christmas! Cheers brother!
Now that I got the evil out, It was good to see you guys, hope you had a good visit. I'll send you some of the pictures we took outside, they turned out great(well I guess you seen some in the video) chow
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Ok, So I had do two 24 hour shifts last week(yes 24) so I screwed up my neck, making me go back to the evil chiropactor, who in the past 3 years has taken about $3000 of my hard earned money....anyways where was I, oh yes sore neck.
This weekend my husband was digging a trench for our hot tub cable wire thingy....whatever, point being he had to remove the stairs that are outside leading to the door.....do you know where this is going yet. Now if you have read my other blogs(which you haven't cause my blog is sad and lonely) anyways I have a dog that barks at everything, so the other day I was hanging out on my heating pad drugged up on Robax platnuim when the beast started barking, so what do I do, go run over to the door to yell at the dog. When I went to step out onto the platform that is usually there, It's not, so I fall down onto a pile of dirt. Now I am even more pissed at the dog, who decides to make a break for the door jumping over me and spraying me with dirt....another visit to the chiropractor.
So you think after that I would take it easy....but no I have decided to paint my kitchen, so yesterday I did all the cleaning,sanding,priming.....7 hours worth, with my throbing neck. Then it occured to me.....Fuck! I have company coming (my brother, the only reader of my blog) Why did I decide to paint my kitchen?? especially when I have another 24h shift tomorrow, make that a 30 hr shift,forgot my boss will be a few hours late. This is the time when the sad eyes and a small pout, maybe even a single tear, while I hold my neck and wince "Honey could you finish this for me"
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Ok, first let me say I don't let my kids play with guns, so I'm not even sure where this one came from, obviously the boy got it through security(make note, go after the boy) Anyways when I saw her running around the back yard looking like a lil gangster, I did what every mom with a camera and a blog does...."wait there honey don't move" click click click. So today we had to drug the little monkey to get her tooth pulled. everything went well, she was just sleepy looking, and really could have cared less what the dentist was doing!! So the below shot is her after her drugs looking calm and peaceful. Sorry Chad no video, but I do have a wonderful quote from her while the drugs were still working
She had major gas.....seriously. Anyways I asked her if she had to go to the bathroom. She looked at me and replied "My bum was holding it's breath but sometimes it has to breathe"
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Saturday, October 4, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Ok So I realize that the video quality SUCKS!!! I used my digital camera and was a little to far away, but what counts is the audio, Pink Death (as her uncle calls her) has decided to try something else other than Metallica and went back to do some old school rock!
Thursday, October 2, 2008
The video is around 5 min long.My son tells me that the song is called "Dark and Scary Times" This song was made on the spot, they picked a background beat from the synthazizer and Craig started a tune on the bass......the rest is all the boy. I appologize for the sideways video, I was screwing around with the camera and can' figure out how to get it back normal.....so deal with it.
On a differant note, had to share this little story, Last night my children were colouring, and talking about how they were going to make a whole bunch of pictures and put them all over the walls "Not in my bloody house" I'm thinking in my head smiling at their little eager faces. So we agreed they could be hung up in the play room. Now I should tell you that the kids can whip off about 20 pictures per colouring session. So I started to explain how art takes time. Then I went off on how long it took Michelangelo to do the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, at which point my 9 year old son looked at me and said "The ninja turtle"......less PS3 more culture needed!!!!!!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
So everyday an eldery gentlemen walks his 3 dogs by my house.....EVERYDAY. So...EVERYDAY my dog goes crazy, well now the man decides that he is going to try to make friends with the snarling,80lb beast. Well that just pisses the dog off more, so the guy decides to hand feed my dog biscuts over the fence. So finally today I decide to go out and let the nice old man know that Hey! my dog is not really that social(in case you haven't noticed) and it's probably not a good idea to stick your hand over the fence.
He just smiles and contines to hold out biscuts. I keep taking from them and throwing them to my dog. but no, he insists on doing it himself.. Now remember all this time that we are discussing my unsocial dog, he is still barking,snarling and trying to eat through the fence to kill whatever is on the other side, then looks up and sees buddy guys hand holding a milkbone. So Montana leaps into the air almost taking the guys hand off to get the bone(still barking) I'm thinking "buddy keep walking or my dog is going to take you down" but he just smiles and contines fishing around in his bag for biscuts. We will see if he has a death wish and is back tomorrow