Saturday, May 23, 2015

For Gradness Sakes!

Yesterday was a HUGE milestone for some very important peeps in my world....  Chris's youngest offspring - beautiful twin girls - graduated from high school.

Kristen and Lindsay are two very cool young adults (they turned 18 just a week ago), and their spunky attitudes and kind-hearted nature make me proud to be part of their lives.



Sisters! Proud big sis Nichole is in the middle.

The dinner and ceremony were classy and fun, and of course all of the girls looked stunning and the boys looked incredibly handsome. What an evening! Congratulations to Lindsay and Kristen and to all of the other graduates of 2015.

Today, Chris and I enjoyed the fantastic weather by putting a few hundred k on our bikes. EnviroCan is promising the same for tomorrow, and for pretty much all week by the looks of it, so hopefully we'll be able to hit the open road again soon!


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

The days of May.....

Another Victoria Day Weekend has come and gone. *SIGH* Where does the time go, dammit!

The May Long weather, while not the typical full-on blizzard we usually experience in Alberta, was nothing to write home about. So we packed up and headed west.... as in 'Shuswap Lake' west..... What a fantastic time we had!

My favorite person!

My favorite place! We spent a night in Canmore
and enjoyed supper and a nice cold beer on a patio.

Somebody's excited about being at his favorite place!

A little bit of rain meant some cribbage was played in the gazebo.

And.... that looks like a pants-down
skunking if I've ever seen one!

Can you guess who the winner was not?

The sun did eventually come back, and we took a fun
boat ride down another arm of the lake to visit some friends.

Such great people! Thanks Brenda and Mark for the amazing
hospitality. And Maureen, it was fabulous to see you after all these years!

We didn't end up doing the midnight run like we did after the
last trip to Anglemont.... but she was pretty dusky by the time
we got back to the cabin. 

Of course the days went by far too quickly, but it was awesome to get away. Not sure when the next excursion will be, but I can't wait! Hope everybody is safe and happy!


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Cake Day to me!

Cinco de Mayo.... The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862.... It is also the day (a mere forty-six years ago!) that my poor Momma delivered my nine-something-pound screaming carcass into the world.... Thanks Elinor!

Here is a pic of the awesome birthday gift I received from the Parents:

Bling for Fatty! Love it!!
'Diamond Ice' around the fuel gage and speedometer, and
the sparkly shield on the gas cap.

And here is how I spent my birthday evening:

On our way to Game 4 of the Flames/Ducks
Stanley Cup playoff series!

Pre-game tailgate party!

We had sweet seats and watched the Flames win
in OT - literally in a sea of red!

Now, for the funniest part of the day.... The entire time we were in the Saddledome, we each kept one eye glued to the jumbo-tron in hopes of catching a glimpse of ourselves on the big screen. By mid-third period, we were both joking that it wasn't going to happen, and then.... The texts started rolling in.... forget the arena-cam - we made NATIONAL TELEVISION!

This is a still from a 10 second clip of us on SportsNet!

Lots of laughs were had, and the following day we were both celebrities at work. It was worth every penny we paid for those tickets!

Anyway, another year has come and gone, and it has truly been one of the best so far. Lots of great things are happening in my world, and I am soooo lucky! Life is so darn good!!


PS - Happy Mother's Day Mom! Love you!!

PSS - Remember in my last post, Chris had something exciting to share.... well this is it....

He got a tattoo! Kudos to Tommy at Mid Pacific Tattoo in Kihei, Maui.