Monday, 1 January 2018

Someone is FIVE & the Merriest of Times!

Merry Christmas and Happy upcoming New Year to everyone!

It seems that the month of December flew past us. Not sure if anyone else found the same thing as well? It always comes as a surprise when Christmas Day rolls around, but it does occur on the SAME day every year. Maybe it's time to NOT be surprised!!

Here is just a little snippet of what we had on the go......

Beach time after school for someone who turned 5!!

Gotta love our West Coast December days!!

Cookie making.....

A little snippet into our Christmas...

Someone was thinking of us and the little trailer!
(Thanks Shannon, Brandur & Ivy!)

Christmas morning at the kids' place....

Our beautiful Kootneay family!!
Always miss them but even more at these special times.

Our beautiful little Rudy.....

Like his momma, Rudy loves his Richard Scarry book!!

Our great friends, Mark & Patty from Minnesota. They were in town visiting family & grandkids too! Merry Christmas & Happy Hannukah to you all!! 

We were so lucky to have such a gorgeous day for New Years Eve. What a wonderful way to wrap up 2017. Somehow getting out to walk around and enjoy our family (most of them anyway) and the beautiful area we live in really revitalizes your soul.

Come on along....

Crescent Beach

I love this lady.....

...and this dude!

...and this little guy too!!!!

Think I will keep these two as well....

Looking back towards the Vancouver mountains, across Mud Bay pictures!!

After this, it was off to North Vancouver to spend the evening and overnight with my Mom. Always some good conversation, great food & great drinks!! Couldn't be luckier!

We went up to the rooftop deck to watch the fireworks that were going off
at Canada Place in Vancouver. Unfortunately, the fog had other plans. It stubbornly lay across Burrard Inlet, obscuring the fireworks, even though we are pretty high up .....oh well! Can't argue with Mother Nature.

A little blurry, but somewhere straight across there is downtown Vancouver!

Well, that is it. The end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018. We wish for a great year for everyone. Full of good health, happy times with friends & family, near & far. Dreams fulfilled. New places visited. New goals set out to be tackled.  We couldn't be luckier and we are fortunate to have an amazing family and fabulous friends. We are thankful for each and everyone of you. Thanks for "riding" along with us even if we didn't "ride" very far this year. Thanks for sticking with us anyway.....we appreciate it!

The countdown is on now for our departure to Mexico for the end of this year. In fact, it's exactly 360 days away.....imagine the possibilities!!!!

For now, it's off to work (for which we are thankful for such great jobs too.).

Peace out.....

Thought for the Day....I hope you live a life you're proud of. If you find you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again. 


  1. Beautiful post! Wonderful to see you both spending time with family and friends over the holiday season. I love little Rudy's Hudson's Bay sweater on him, that is just so cute. Boy the grandkids are really growing up fast.

    Happy New Year to you and yours and wishing you a wonderful fun-filled year ahead.

    1. Thanks Ruth - Same wishes back to you, Kevin and all your family too. It was a great holiday season. Now, time to get to work and get this next year on the way!!

  2. 2018 is full of promises and hope. It might just be the best year ever! Happy new year to you all.

    1. I think you are right, Peter.....imagine the possibilities! Your new place is looking fabulous. I think island life will suit you and Shelagh! Stay well!

  3. Wishing your entire family peace and love that will see them through the future. Happy New Year.
    Maybe we might see you on your way south next winter as you head through the southwest.
    Be safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

    1. Happy New Year to you and Kathy too! We have been following your travels in the sun and we are jealous!! Take care and enjoy yourselves!!

  4. Feliz Ano! Wishing you a wonderful 2018 full of dreams for your future. Hope to see you in Mexico soon.