Friday, 17 February 2017

Another Birthday!!

Time is certainly speeding along!! I am not sure how it happened, but this little guy is 2 years old today!!

From the moment he burst on the scene, he has stolen the hearts of everyone around him. He sees life through an amazing set of eyes, full-speed ahead that's for sure. He is undaunted by challenges, loves everything around him (except naps) and adores his big brother, Gus. All in all, we think he is pretty perfect. We are madly, deeply and forever in love with Jasper Zane. It is a privilege and an honour to be his grandparents....


 
Of course there were two cakes on two different days.....after all, he's TWO!!

 
HAPPY 2ND BIRTHDAY JASPER ZANE.
We love you!!!!!
 
 
I've seen that look in a little boy's eyes before, many years ago!! 
 
Peace all...
 
(Photo credits to Josh - thanks in advance!)
 
Thought for the Day: Begin each day with a grateful heart....

Monday, 13 February 2017

Family Day in BC

Great, a long weekend!!! Oh, and it's SUNNY. These two things rarely go together. This time, we lucked out!! Spent the afternoon down at Crescent Beach with Josh, Kathy, Gus & Jasper. Had a lovely long walk.

I'll let the pictures do the talking........








 
Just to remind you all what it looked like here LAST Sunday.
Unbelievable. I think we will take today's beautiful day!! 
Let's carry on!!
 

Dunsmuir Gardens. A community garden area where a person can apply for a plot to
grow pretty much anything they want. Every garden is very different. Of course, right now people are just coming around to start up their gardens. We will get more pictures later this year in the summer....just beautiful here. Right on the back of Crescent Beach. 


Lots of interesting gates...
 
 
 
 
The "main" garden house of Dunsmuir Gardens. They encourage
the gardeners to donate any produce so it can be given away at the food banks....

 
 


My little shadow and I.....

Grandpa and Jasper coming out of Dunsmuir Gardens


Now, THIS is what we here on the West Coast expect for a winter day.....
 
 
Hard to ever get these two away from the sand and water....
 
 What a beautiful day. We are so lucky.....
 
 
Peace all.

Thought for the Day: "I wonder what Piglet is doing thought Pooh. I wish I were there, to be doing it too"

It's still winter.....

Wow, we are getting "slammed" this winter with cold and snow. Unusual for the West Coast of Canada. Of course, it is particularly funny since this is our first winter back working for five years. Guess it serves us right. Oh well, we are both lucky to have jobs we like and a fairly close commute. Makes it a bit easier. After all, spring HAS to be right around the corner, right????

Catch up time again. I am sure by the time we start travelling again, most of you will have forgotten about us but there's always hoping we won't bore you too much before that comes!!

Christmas, as you saw, was lovely. We are so lucky to have such great families, near and far. January passed us by in a blink of an eye. We had two birthday's, Kathy, our beautiful daughter-in-law on January 12th and Doug on January 22nd. No, I did not post either of these events so I am in deep doo-doo with them both. So far, February is creeping along on us quickly. Next great event is Jasper Zane's birthday. He will be TWO YEARS OLD on February 17th. How did THAT happen????

All of our little boys are doing fantastic. They continue to amaze us constantly. We are lucky to see Gus and Jasper several times a week. We aren't lucky enough to see Rudy very often as they reside in the Kootenay Mountains of BC. It makes winter travel pretty much impossible so we are anxiously awaiting spring for our first road trip to see them. We love those boys all so much. They are a joy........

                                                                                               

Sunday Feb 12th, we were lucky to escort my Mom and her lifelong friend, Auntie Oly to the Broadway play, Kinky Boots, that was playing at the Queen Elizabeth theatre in Vancouver. It is a Christmas gift from my siblings, their spouses, Doug and I. Theatre tickets, dinner and private chauffeur service to and from. Super fun day. Doug & I even spoiled ourselves with a set of tickets for Christmas (albeit in the nose-bleed section) too so we were able to keep a close eye on them down in the orchestra area. Gotta make sure those two don't get into any trouble. Believe me, these two ladies have gotten into their fair share of mischief!!

Auntie Oly and my Mom, Nadyne

 
And a lovely dinner after the play.

Friendship togetherness means sharing dessert!
 
Doing another catch up post for Family Day. Check it out after this one.
 
Peace all....
 
Thought for the Day: My favourite thing about winter? When it’s over…..
 

Monday, 26 December 2016

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Merry Christmas to everyone,
near and far...

Seems funny that we are ALWAYS surprised how quickly this time of year creeps up on us! But come along quickly it does. Once Remembrance Day is finished, it's a quick bob-sled ride into Christmas!!

We were lucky to have my Mom, Nadyne, here for a few overnight sleep-overs. She is always good for a party! Josh, Kathy, Gus & Jasper were here for dinner and a great time on Christmas Day. We loved it.....Unfortunately, Teagan, Shawn & Rudy were not able to make it down. A little too far and too many mountain ranges to cross safely for just a few days.....someday.

 

Putting Grandma Nadyne to work.....

A bit of orange juice with our sparkly, breakfast wine


Sheesh, Grandma was right, it IS half my size!!!
 
Nothing like an audience.....

But look who took over??
Gus is on a stool and is taller than Great Grandma Nadyne...


 
One huge turkey leg, one small boy.....
 
One smaller boy and one huge plate of food!!

Talking to Auntie Teagan, Uncle Shawn & Rudy.... 
 
 
Here's our wee, little man, Rudy. Already 6-1/2 months old.
Beautiful.....
 
Teagan, Shawn & Rudy

 
And then back to Grandpa & Josh playing
with Gus' Magna Tiles on Christmas Day!!

and then it came to this.....
 
Phew....that was a busy time but VERY enjoyable!! Love Christmas time but it is always nice to get "back to normal", whatever that is with us! 
 
We hope everyone had a lovely Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza or what ever you choose to celebrate. Let it be with love, family and friends.......
 
Peace.....
 
Thought for the Day:  A beautiful heart can bring things into your life that all the money in the world couldn't obtain.