Monday, 30 December 2019

Almost the end of 2019

Since I just did my Christmas post, I don't have a lot to add but I did see the following on Facebook. I will be going out to get my jar. I can't even give credit where credit is due because I have no idea who thought of this but I think it's brilliant......

Talk to you "next year"......



Peace friends.....

Thought for the Day: Let's dust off our "gratefulness"......

Sunday, 29 December 2019

Merry Christmas

We are always surprised when this time of year seems to come around so fast, right? Here we are again.


Our month started with a great, early Tamas (my maiden name) family dinner on Dec 7th. It is hard to get everyone together at anytime of the year but especially at this time of year. Schedules are busy, roads aren't great for travel over mountain passes. We have people in all areas of BC. From the Lower Mainland, Sunshine coast, Vancouver Island, the Okanagan, the Kootenays....even some from Sweden!! We got a great turnout but our Vancouver Island, Swedish nor our Kootenay families could come. Maybe next year.....

Some of us you know. Some you don't. 
Too many to explain.....Most important my Mom Nadyne in the middle-front!!

Over the years when our kids were little we would gather up extra family and walk down at Crescent Beach in South Surrey on Christmas Eve. It was always so much fun. Some years we met up with scuba divers who would dive off the pier. They would have glow sticks underwater so they could see each other. It was so much fun to watch. We haven't seen them in a long time. I often wonder how long they carried on their tradition. Maybe we will see them again. Now we are trying we restore this tradition with our kids and grandkids. 




You may notice that "some" of the family are still wearing shorts. That would be Josh!! Since he was little he would choose shorts over any other clothing!!!
Kathy, Josh, Jasper & Gus


This blog would be no where if it weren't for my famous foot shots.....

 A beautifully decorated house in South Surrey. 
They also collect money for a local charity.


Gus & Jasper ready for Santa.....
 
Our Kootenay family couldn't be here for Christmas. Too hard to get over those passes and when you run your own business like Shawn does, it's just too hard to be away. Here they are:

Rudy getting ready......




Rudy & Momma (Teagan)

Shawn, Teagan & Rudy....

Rudy ready for Santa....

Dec 27th found us out for a walk to the beach in White Rock. Our little slice of paradise, only not as warm a beach as we would like. Still, it's mild and no s- - w. It is beautiful there, as you can see.


Looking east towards Washington state's Mt Baker....

So, that's it for us. We will now begin our "real" countdown to retiring and beginning our travels in our new motorhome which we introduced to you a while back. Last day of work will be Dec 18th (shhhh....don't tell our bosses yet!).

We wish you all a Happy New Year. We wish you a year filled with love, light, good health and adventures of epic quality. Spend time with ones you love, make new friends, make someone smile! 

Peace friends!

Thought for the Day: You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.(Special thanks to Chris Bauer)

Thursday, 12 December 2019

How can it be 7 Years?

......7 years since we were gloriously blessed with Gus' arrival. It really is hard to believe that this amazing little person has been in our lives for 7 years.

He has the most beautiful soul I can imagine. He is kind, caring, considerate. He loves his Momma, Dad and family but he especially loves his little brother Jasper. They are the best of friends. He has an inquisitive mind, loves his crafts and loves reading. He is fast becoming an expert on dinosaurs. We are routinely "schooled" in the history of dinosaurs. Names, sizes, attributes. Honestly, how does a 7 year old remember this stuff??? He is the kind of little dude that will always share a lick of his ice cream cone, a drink of his milk shake, draw you in his picture, hold your hand. As he grows up, the holding of my hand is the thing that I fear the most about losing......I like to tease him that when he is in Grade 12 he likely won't hold my hand anymore (unless it's to keep ME safe....) but he assures me that he will always want to hold my hand. You heard it here first! I asked him once what would happen when I couldn't pick him up anymore to hug him and he told me "don't worry Grandma, I will stand on a chair". I think that time has almost arrived......

We love you so much Gus. Always stay true to yourself....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY OUR BEAUTIFUL BOY....

Peace friends....

Thought for the Day"What if I fall? Oh, but my love, what if you fly?"