Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day


What kind of parent would make an appointment for their daughter at the orthodontist on Valentines Day?


Um....I have no idea. Probably a really mean one.....I'm guessing!!!!

On a brighter note.....this is what happens when you try to take a picture of just one of your children. The others just HAVE to get in on it.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ski Friday


Friday skiing and snowboarding at Silver Mountain Resort.

Love homeschool :-)

Friday, February 4, 2011


Animals can be great teachers.

I learned today that our dog can teach me a great deal about patience. Being washed in coconut scented shampoo by a 13 year old in a bathtub that is escape proof.


Hardly a whimper.


Thursday, February 3, 2011

Cousin Love


Most of you know what a big influence my extended family has on my family and I over here. My last blog post is proof of that. Suffice it to say that I am very close to my family.

Emotionally..... yes.


But we received some postal service delivered LOVE today. All the way from home.
Thanks to our cousins who knew just the right things to send. Gifts, books...and of course food.
Oh, Australian food. How I have missed you.xoxoxoxo


Most of it will result in extra cellulite on my thighs but you only live once....and it makes training all the more meaningful when I know I have to fit back into my spandex tri suit in time for race season.

Most of the goodies made it here unscathed except for the chicken chips that looked like they may have spontaneously exploded covering everything in the box with fine chip dust.


We will have to ration the goodies of course.
Savour them.


Mmmmmmm...just thinking about their yumminess makes me happy {food fixation I hear you say.....yes, quite apologies there.}

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

A Boy and His Guitar

Max has been trying to decide what instrument he would like to learn how to play.

For the past 4 years Ciara has played the clarinet. Max tried that out.....but the clarinet was not for him.

He thought about the trumpet or the, still just didn't feel right.

He toyed with the idea of learning the drums but {thankfully} that came to nought.

But then....his cousin Daniel was given an electric guitar for Christmas and it totally ignited Max's imagination. He became a boy driven. He researched the one he wanted - a Fender Squier Affinity - and went about shopping for one. He found one on ebay and paid for it himself.

It arrived today.


Can you say "LOVE".


A boy and his guitar