LOMAH - Land of Milk and Honey

Just living life here in the Promised Land, Southern Alberta. Where the Mountains meet the prairie in a stunning sunset, surrounded in fields of gold

Kayking - S Bend

An old picture, surfing the S Bend on the Red Deer River with Denali keeping a watchful eye. It was a perfect day, surrounded by perfect friends.

Family in Waterton

A summer hike with the family and Grandparents. It was a typical Waterton day with some wind and sun. Logan hiked the whole way in to Bertha Falls

Loves of my Life

The first two loves of my life together in one picture. I remember when they came into my life, making me whole.

Me in the Broken Group

I think this is my favourite picture from last year. We did a sea kayaking trip to the Broken Group and had 4 glorious days of sun. It was a capped off with the company of great friends.

Monday, January 29, 2007

Upgrading from XP to Linux?!!?

With Vista coming out you would think I'd jump on the bandwagon. Nope. I've got this computer upstairs that I use to watch TV on, check email, listen to music, etc. Anyways it SUCKS!! I spent a good part of my weekend trying to get it to work with little success. Finally I bought a new TV Tuner card, tossed out the video card and boom... Success! However, I figure it's bound to crash again as it usually does. So this is where the upgrade comes in.
I plan to make it a dual-boot, installing Linux on a separate partition. After a month or so, I'll decide if XP is working or if Linux is better. Then I'll trash the partition that didn't make the grade. Should be fun. I decided on SUSE 10.2 and plan on using a free program called MythTV for the pvr or dvr (personal or digital video recorder). It works like a TiVo. We'll see how it works out and I'll keep everyone posted. So long from the land of LOMAH!

Friday, January 26, 2007

Logan's First Trip to Waterton

Last weekend we decided to take Logan to Waterton for a short X-country ski trip. Having our last attempt thwarted by the "real winds" we get here in Southern Alberta, we were about ready to turn around at Moutain View as we started to get tossed around by the friendly breeze. As luck would have it, the wind wasn't so bad up at Cameron lake and Logan got his first trip to the gem of LOMAH!
From Waterton Trip
My brother's family joined us as well as Dora's mom. It was pretty fun heading out with the whole crew, to kids, 5 adults and 2 rather sorry excuses for energetic dogs! After and hour of skiing, I was ahead of both dog! Boy the times are a changin'.
From Waterton Trip

Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Jolly Roger

Well it's official... Logan is a jolly jumper! We've had him in the thing for about a week now and he's totally out of control. I love getting him excited and watching him jump. Sweet action!
From Waterton Trip
We had the jumper set up on a door jam, but I didn't like the location and having to continually move the thing. So.... quick fix! Just need a couple of 2x4's a drill, 6 screws and some creativity. Voila!
From Waterton Trip
You'll notice that we now have a new addition to our home! It's a perfect gift for that person that has everything. You too could own one for the low, low price of 3 easy payments of "tree-fitty"! That's right. I said "tree-fitty, except for the Loch Ness monster!

It's such a great spot, since Dora can be in the kitchen or living room and Logan can still see what she's doing.
From Waterton Trip
I should have some footage of his sweet moves up pretty quick. He really knows how to work it! I think he gets it from his mom.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Setting New Trends

Here's another little clip from our Utah climbing trip. I believe it's Wilson trying to set a new trend in climbing.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Comic Book Hero

I came across this site that had a tutorial on how to make an image have that "SinCity" look. Turns out it was actually fun! Pretty sweet eh?
From Misc

Logan's First Video Clip

Well, here it is..., what you've all been waiting for! Logan's first video clip! We were trying to catch this little sneeze thing for weeks, but could never get it. Our friend Afra was over taping Logan for a PhD study that she is doing and voila! Caught on film! So without further commentary, the classic Logan sneeze!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

OH MAN! Guess who discovered YouTube!

Alright, sorry if this makes anyone sad, but I am experimenting with YouTube and I'm converting some old VHS tapes into digital. Winner = you guys. Loser = hopefully no one. If you recognize the location and want to see more, just request it and it may be available for you to see later!

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Fruit of the Loin

yeah, yeah, I know cheesy. Regardless, I can't help but laugh at this picture! Can anyone guess what Logan weighs now?
From Logan 4th Month

Man vs. Mammoth

Well, I just got off the phone with a friend from Victoria, Pimp Daddy Cornstalk as I like to call him. We were talking about our plans to head out to Victoria for the marathon this thanksgiving and I was reminded of the last time we headed out there. Good Times! Well here's a little reminder of the time we almost got eaten by a mammoth!

From 2005_10 Victo...

From 2005_10 Victo...

Monday, January 08, 2007

New Year, New Blog

Well happy New Year Everyone! I guess this is the time where we make resolutions. Resolutions that avoid chocolate, couches, cookies and cake. Personally... I am too weak to buck the masses. I too will vow to lose weight, exercise more, eat better, recycle, reduce my carbon emissions, volunteer for some worthwhile organization, read more, learn a new language, get organized and shower at least once a week.

Or not.

Actually, I did manage one thing this year. I've always wanted to learn how to weld and starting next week, I'll be in an introductory MIG welding course. That's pretty sweet eh? The power to melt steel with extremely high voltages and amps! I'm looking forward to learning another skill for making crap that Dora can roll her eyes at. Any requests?

And for those of you looking for Logan, here's a little treat for ya!

I've started using google picasa rather than flickr. I'll post on how I like the google version for photo sharing.

From 2006_12 Logan...

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Welcome 07!

Well, New Year, new template! Thought it was time for a change and as well the new layouts have added features. So enjoy and expect to see new posting of Logan, Dora and Marko Polo in this year of revelation...