Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Another "Blustery" day

The wind was a howling, the snow just a blowing and the drifts that I had cleared out yesterday have magically appeared again!! Needless to say the girls and I hunkered down inside today. There were tents made and movies watched. I took this photo yesterday when we saw a bit of the blue sky and sunshine. Today however, there was NO blue sky or sun just lots of wind and snow.

Tuesday, 29 January 2013

A work in progress

Someone has been very busy. I'm thinking it could be a barrier for a snow ball fight or the foundation of a fort. I'm guessing it was made when the weather was not quite as "fridgid" as it was today. So today I braved the wind and snapped a few photos.

Monday, 28 January 2013


Well look who made an appearance at the RV Show on the weekend!!! Mater!!! Word had it that Lightning McQueen was there too, however, we  did not see him. Ely was very excited to have her photo taken with Mater.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

A bit out of place?


We decided for our "family Sunday" we'd take in the RV Show at the BMO centre in Calgary. It was a very FUN day, lots of walking and lots of lovely RV's to see. I noticed this house on our way into the BMO centre and never really paid any attention to it. However, on our way out we were waiting for our friend to join us at the car and I was admiring this old house. I was wishing I would've had on my longer lens as there was a big fence all around it. It looks a bit out of place with all the high rise apartments/condos and office buildings. Can u just imagine what stories this old gal could tell?

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Saturday Sunrise

My plans for "sleeping in" this morning were foiled!! Bright and Early I had a little girl informing me that it was morning and the clock said 7:00. LOL. After a half an hour of trying to go back to sleep I decided it was no use and up we got. I suppose I did get to sleep in by a half hour or so....oh well maybe tomorrow.  However I did manage to caputre this lovely sunrise this morning.  Happy Saturday everyone!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Enjoying the Sun

Meet Sam, my little dog that loves to habitually scratch at the door to go outside only to piddle on my step and then want in again. However, on these lovely sunny days he loves to sit outside in the sun and soak up the rays.

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

A blustery day.

The day started out foggy and slowly went downhill from there. By mid morning the wind had picked up and the snow had started to fly. Not much snow landed but that ol' wind sure cut right through a body. Needless to say we didn't venture outside much today.

Monday, 21 January 2013

A New Talent

Santa brought the girls cameras for Christmas and I finally uploaded Emm's pics onto my computer lastnight. There were some very "fun" photos and some very "blurry" photos. She loves to take photos and I'm trying to teach her to hold "still" while taking a photo. LOL Now if you know Emm staying still is hard enough never mind trying to snap a photo. However, she has some pretty good stuff on her memory card. Here is one I thought was cute. Her and her sister were playing on her bunk bed and being quite creative. A pretty good photo for a 6yr old.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Let's Race Ben

Yesterday the temperature said -6C so I thought what the hey and the girls and I headed outside with Ben for a little exercise. HA!! We were fooled cause that wind sure had a bite to it. However, all was not lost as Ben and the girls had a great time. Ely and Ben even had a race.

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Spring is in the Air

Sure felt like Spring was in the air yesterday. The girls and I spent the better part of the afternoon outside playing in the snow and building "snowpeople". Ben joined us and was busy chasing snowballs and eating snow.

Friday, 18 January 2013

A light snack.

What a gorgeous day today! Ben joined the girls and I for some FUN in the SUN today. We were busy cleaning the dog run, making snowmen and snow angels. Ben enjoyed running in the snow and then found himself a light snack. There are a few pieces of wood ontop of the rake rack in the backyard and low and behold Ben helped himself to a piece.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

BBQ !!!

BBQ is an al-season thing for our family. It's the main source of cooking for us in the spring, summer and fall. Even in the winter months when it's chilly chilly outside if we get a "hankering" for bbq it's "on like donkey kong" (quoting Si) You just have to dress a bit warmer during those months.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Another Lovely Sunset

Another lovely sunset tonight. I had wonderful intentions of going for a walk tonight with the dog and my camera. However, those intentions were just that...intentions. So I stood on my front porch tonight and took some photos of the wonderful sunset. Perhaps another night my intentions will be more than intentions.

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Snow Fence

Mother Nature is one of the best artists out there at least in my opinion. Take some crisp white snow and add in some old wooden fence/structure and it's a nice photo. Now take that photo and de-saturate it to black and white and you have a photo that speaks volumes. Well at least to me they do. I love black and white photos especially ones of winter.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

Neighbourhood Pool PARTY!!!

POOL PARTY anyone!!! Okay so it's a wee bit chilly for a pool party however, in a day or two I bet we can have one doozy of a skating party. Our neighbours awoke to gushing water and loud noises from big equipment. Turns out there's a water main break and it effects the whole town!! So fill up your tubs and get some bottled water cause we could end up being without water for a few days. At least thats the "word on the street". We've had tv crews out here and the police are only letting in/out those of us who live here. So stay tuned to the news tonight maybe you'll see our "neighbourhood Pool" on tv.

Friday, 11 January 2013

Winter Trees

It was a very chilly morning today and the trees looked so lovely with the frost. I stopped by a field on my way home and snapped a few pics. The sun is out and the frost s gone but the trees still look as pretty. It still is chilly out.

Thursday, 10 January 2013


Emm started her second badge class in Gymnasticss tonight. She was supposed to push herself up on this bar and hold herself there for a second or two. (at least I think that's what she was to do.) Now if you look close she's got her tongue out, a definate sign that she's CONCENTRATING very hard. I know this cause it's what I do and my Mom and My Grandfather all have done when we were concentrating.

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Soft Kitty, warm Kitty...

Ahh to have the life of "Buster Custard". He's always napping somewhere. Usually it's my chair in the office or on the back of the couch.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Updated posts!!!

This snow is Deep MOM! Ely was trying to make a snow angel at Aunties however, the snow was quite deep.
Now I got stuck in a snow drift while taking this shot
Go Faster Papa!!! Papa was having a great time pulling the girls around the yard.

Turning the dirt

I decided to post a photo of a tractor we saw on a farm while we were in Cuba. It's very interesting to see how others live and farm. It was like stepping back in time about 50 years.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

Good Morning Sunrise

We have another lovely sunrise this morning and for once I managed to capture it. I am usually admiring the sunrise as I take kids to school, however we've missed a few with them being on winter vacation. Only a few short days and it's back to school.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Years Day FUN

Years ago when I was a youngster we would get together with neighbours and find the biggest hill and go tobogganing/sledding all day long. Then afterwards we'd head to one of the houses and have a huge potluck supper and maybe go ski-dooing afterwards. So I got to thinking that maybe I could recreate that FUN for my girls within our neighbourhood. We are very fortunate to  have the BEST neighbours EVER in Wildflower Ranch. Today was a success!! I'm not sure who had more fun the kids or the adults. There is a nice sized hill and we spent hours out there today racing each other and cheering on our kids. Everyone brought some delicous food/treats to share. Thank you everyone for coming out and starting 2013 with some FUN!!!