Monday, November 1, 2010


What a busy freaking weekend!!! 2 birthday parties, shopping for skis, work, Halloween Party and finally Trick or Treating. I love Halloween, the only thing that I don't like about this holiday is that it is the one day that you are likely to see a clown........and those are just not good in my world. On Friday I was doing some last minute shopping and while I was driving in my car I stopped at a red light, when I looked in my rear view mirror there was a Freaking clown driving behind me.....I almost peed my pants. I debated blowing through the red light, but didn't and couldn't stop looking in my mirror to see if he was getting out of the car to come kill me!!!
Saturday night I went to a kid less Halloween Party and had a lot of fun!

It looks like wounds all over my husband!!! They are tattoo's, he went as a thug,punk,criminal, whatever you want to call it. He managed to steal my gun at some point during the evening!!!

On Sunday it was the kids turn! I had a little punk rocker and Slash(Guns&Roses) not a killer!! lol

Monday, October 18, 2010

2010 Salmon Run

Today we went on a field trip with the kids school to the Salmon Run

Adams River,BC

After a 500km journey 15 million salmon will end up dying where they were born! So as you can guess although there is a lot of them, with all the dead and dying ones the smell is a little nasty!

My son performing a fish autopsy

Monday, October 11, 2010

Did you ever wonder?????

Remember the show the wonder years????/

Ever wonder what happened to Paul???

Think about it...................

Thursday, October 7, 2010

We used to just ask "What's your sign"

I don't really have to much to write about today, I was going to use this post for "Random Tuesday Thoughts" but now It is Thursday and It's the first time this week I have had a chance to here it is.

My daughter got this cute little address book from school the other day......

cute right???

What the ......???
Did you read the last line...Blood type??Seriously???

Just had to share that with you.

This weekend is Thanksgiving for us up in the great white north. Yes back in the day the Indians and the Eskimos stopped playing hockey long enough to enjoy a Turkey dinner with some maple syrup! Here is one of my favorite Thanksgiving songs(Is there many??)

Saturday, October 2, 2010

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Today was a beautiful day 22º(that's 72º for my American friends) My family went hiking and I finally got to take some pictures!!!! I haven't picked up my camera in months. I have been so busy with my 2 jobs, and working at the kids school as well that I haven't had any time, it was really bothering me because photography is my passion and I was just to busy or to tired to even pick up my camera. With the changing of seasons, the leaves are just starting to fall and are the most amazing colours, I just love this time of year.

Here is a few shots of the kiddies

I do get a break from all the crazy soon! In 17 days, one of my best friends and I(and the hubbies) are heading to Vegas for 4 days!!!

Before I leave I wanted to share a link to another blog. This girl and I went to high school together and recently became friends on facebook. She shared a post she had written the other day and it really surprised me. She had written about an event that had happened in high school that I don't really remember but had stuck with her(for obvious reasons) It just goes to show you that even small things you do can affect people whether it be good or bad. So go check out her blog,Seasons of Life she is an amazing writer who writes from the heart.
I'm going to try to post for random Tuesday because it has been wayyyyyyy to long!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

True Story and Oh So Funny!!

I have an extremely funny story for you, seriously, it will make you laugh. Feel free to tell others, they will laugh.....

A friend of mine works with disabled adults like I do, the other day she told me a story about her client and I had to share, because honestly I don't think I have laughed that hard in a long time!!!
Her client needs 24hr care, which is split into three 8 hr shifts. The young man is allowed to be left alone for 3 hours a day, so each shift gets an hour break. While my friend was on her break she received a phone call from her client. He was very excited and told her that he had caught a Hobbit (I'm sure most people know what a hobbit is, if for some reason you don't, it's the little dwarf like people from Lord Of The Rings) anyways he was hollering and very happy about finding a Hobbit!
So she was a little concerned and decided to head home. When she arrived back at the house he was in the doorway jumping up and down rubbing his hands together squealing "I caught a Hobbit! I caught a Hobbit!"
She followed him down the hallway to a closet door......wait for it.......
He opened the door and inside was a very terrified midget!!! I kid you not!
It was a Jehovah witness, that happened to be a midget, that had come to the door. Her client had seen the man, figuring he was a hobbit and dragged him down the hallways and locked him in a closet. After the police were called the man said he would not press charges, the police officer was trying his hardest not to laugh, as the young man kept jumping up and down waving at the midget yelling "Hi Hobbit" and "That's my Hobbit"

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A weekend at the lake

This past weekend my family went to the lake. The weather was beautiful!!! (see picture below)

After we got the boat all covered and ran for cover the rain slowed a little. Luckily we had a cabin for the weekend because the weather pretty much stayed the same.

When there was a break in the clouds my husband and a friend of ours took the boys out in the boat. The lake was extremely shallow. At one point the depth finder went from 12 feet to 1 foot in a matter of seconds, sadly not long enough to raise the prop. So you ask, what happens when the lake is only one foot deep and did I mention there was a large boulder on the bottom.......(see picture below)

Thankfully we had another prop. After the boating incident my hubby was getting something from the truck, before locking the truck he checked his pocket. yup keys are there, so he locked the truck up. DOH! that would be the boat keys in his pocket, now we were locked out of the truck. (See picture below)

Eventually we did see the sun, so we went out for another boat ride, carefully this time. Here is a cool shot of the lake I got.

Just when I thought nothing else bad could happen.... I got stung in the face by a wasp! Nice! (No picture)

All and all it was an eventful trip, it wasn't all bad though, we were there with great friends and made the best of our rainy weekend. Here are a few other shots I got.

I'm really going to try harder to start blogging more often, I am going to start tomorrow by going to visit everyones blogs and see what you have all been up to.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

wow, it's been awhile!

Wow, I give credit to the people that can blog all the time....How do you find the time!!!
Summer is already half over and moving fast!! I started another job 2 weeks ago, so I have been keeping busy. I work 2-3 days a week with a diabled gentelman, then I have my regular job evenings and occasional weekends looking after 2 disabled ladies. It has been keeping me crazy busy. This is the first time since my children were born that I needed daycare.
We also bought a boat this summer. It's a 1992 19.5 foot Bayliner classic. We have been having an amazing time on the boat!!

Right now there is alot of forest fires here in BC. Several are around the city I live in. Outisde you can barely see the mountains because of all the smoke. For the last few weeks it has been between 30-37 everyday (That's 87-100 degrees Fahrenheit for my American friends) We had a small amount of rain yesterday for the first time in over a month, of course it came with thunder and lightning which doesn't help at all.

Friday, June 25, 2010

An amazing woman! Please read and stop by my moms blog!!!!

My mom is truely an amazing woman! She lost her best friend last year to cancer, right now two of her close friends are battling cancer. One of her friends is in chemo therapy and will be losing her hair shortly, my mom is going to shave her head as well for her friend. When she told me this I was thinking if I would be brave enough to do something like that, or would any of my friends do that for me. I'm happy that her friends have someone like her in their life. She truly is a beauiful, thoughtful person. I am proud to have her as my mom. I would love it if you could stop by her blog and tell her what a great thing it is that she is doing. thanks.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Alaska Day 2

Ok so I know there was a bit of a delay in between Day 1 and Day 2, but I have been really busy. I started back to work and have been spending more time outside.

We woke up early the next morning and headed up for some breakfast in the buffet. The food was pretty good, although having cinnamon buns and bacon every morning is not so good for the figure. There was a seminar in the morning about shopping once we docked, so we figured we would go to it. BIG MISTAKE!!! After listening to "Flash Gordon" describe every single jewlery store in all the ports we would be going to we felt like sleeping or throwing things at him!!! It felt like a time share presentation! all we really wanted was the VIP card for the shopping, turns out we didn't even need to go to presentaion we could have picked up the VIP cards after the show at the reception desk!!!
Later in the after noon we went for drinks in the Martini bar and played "Name that Broadway tune" Afterwards we had dinner in one of the 2 formal resturants, great food!
After dinner we wandered to the front of the ship and were surprised to see that no one else was there!!

We were disapointed not to be able to watch the Canucks game, apparently us Canadians care more about Hockey then our neighbors to the south!! Only baseball!!! I caught the score in the casino on the sports channel! And that was day 2. Tomorrow we arrive in Ketchinken.

I have more pics posted on my other blog Photography by Melanie

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alaska Trip Day 1

We arrived in Vancouver the night before to spend the evening with my brother, then he drove us to Canada Place (where the ship leaves from) We arrived at Canada Place at 10:30am, we were suprized to see that there were 3 cruise ships docked there, that meant there was going to be alot of people there!!

We wandered around for awhile then at about 11:30 we decided to head down to see where we needed to be. Us and 7000 other people, and I am not exaggerating. 3 cruise ships each carrying around 2000 passangers each all were put in the same line up. After being told to go to several differant places we got in a crazy line and halfway through were told we needed to leave the line and take our luggage to another place...seriously! Then we returned back to the end of the line up, secretly laughing at all the people in front of us with all there luggage knowing that soon they would have to leave as well, getting us that much closer to the ship!

3 1/2 hours later we made it through customs and got onto the boat, it was now 2:30pm. We were immediatly handed a large colourful drink, how nice, NOT seconds after recieving the drink we were asked for our room number and signiture $20! EEK, oh well after that crazy wait the drink was worth it. We decided to go drop our stuff off and check out our room first.

This was the view from our room!

We wandered around the ship for a few hours, eagerly waiting to go, 4 1/2 hours later we set sail, the weather that day was absoloutly beautiful! Here are a few pictures of Vancouver as we left the city and headed towards ALASKA!!!!!

Make sure to click on the pics, they look so much better bigger!!!

There was a huge "sailing off party" at the pool

After wandering around the ship and finding everything we headed to the Stardust Theatre, where they had "sneak preview performances of all the shows that would be playing that week.

Then it was off to bed, we were exausted!!!! Day 2 was just going to be a sailing day, and we would be arriving at our first port in Ketchikan on Monday.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Random Tuesday Thoughts: there are no words....


It'a Tuesday again, time to unload the madness in your brain!!! I found this video on you tube and seriously there are no words................

Possibly the coolest kids shirt ever!!!

That's all I got for you today!!! Head over to the Keely's and join in on the fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

5 days til Alaska

Only 5 days til my mom and I leave for Alaska!!! I really hope I can blog from the ship!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Camera Critters:A Walk in the Park

Camera Critters

The first few shots are from a park near my house.

If you click on the picture of the squirrel you can see him better. He was making all sorts of chattering noises so I snuck up to take his picture, seconds after I took this shot he charged after me.....I have never been charged by a squirrel before!!!

And here is a few camera critter shots from home!!

This one is a shot of my oscar and his food that became his friend! The goldfish is about 8-9 inches long!

Go check out more great animal shots by visiting Camera Critters. Have a great weekend everyone!