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.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy Birthday to Me...

Well, it was my birthday today and I need to brag about Dora's cake. Such an awesome cake!!! Had to share the pics, so enjoy.... I sure did!

Yum, yum :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Just a Quickie

Just a note. Threadless is having their "2 cool 4 school sale" right now.

!!12 buck tees!!

Do tell what you bought if you do. Dora is getting Infinity MPG and I'm getting We Are Made of Carbon.


We did a surprize/quick trip out to Writing-on-Stone when we called up some friends who were visiting from London and Singapore. Both of these lovely ladies are old alumni from the Regent Restaurant days. Tracy and Henry Liam Ward live in London while Pauline lives in Singapore now. It's pretty interesting how people who grow up in little old Deathbridge can get out and see the world.

Anyways here are a few pics from our trip.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Rock and Roll

Well one of our projects that we undertook this summer was to finish the basement development of our house as well as some finishing up in the yard. We did some final concrete work around some of the rocks in the front and backyard. For those of you who noticed the funny white pipe sticking up in the front... it's gone now!

Dora put a second coat of stain on the deck this year and did an excellent job if I do say so myself!

In the basement, we had an easy time with the framing and electrical, pulling in a few favors from friends and family. We did however need to do some extensive... modification when it came to the plumbing. With an nice new hole in the basement, we're ready for the plumbing to begin!

With any luck, we'll have drywall in before September ends and maybe paint and carpet before Dora's birthday.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Kyle Saskatchewan Pt. 2

Well after our stop in Cypress Hills and the Great Sand Hills, we finally made it to the cabin. Clearwater lake is a small spring fed lake with a very high density of Roughrider fans! We spent the first day golfing. Yeah I know, me golfing, but this place is extreme! Eco-friendly with the oiled sand greens and no watering on the fairway. Did I mention the rough looks like well.... rough?

I think this place could start a new trend with everyone trying to be environmentally conscious.

The Lake was pretty relaxing with a little boating with Logan and some relaxing time spent in a chair with a beverage. Life can be pretty sweet if you stop to smell the canola.

All in all it was a pretty good week with some good times spent with family. It was nice to see Dora's extended family again and her grandma as well. I sometimes wonder what is gained by living the life I live with my opportunities that I never seem to have time for. Perhaps less opportunities and more time to partake would be a better choice.

Well I'll leave you with this parting shot.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Gear Shed II

Back in December, I posted about my " Gear Shed", my replica from this movie "The Big Hit" with Mark Walberg.

I've always wanted to have this hidden gear closet that stored all my outdoor gear.

Well it's basically done, just needed to varnish it and put some handles on it. But that has been taking longer than expected so I thought I would post the "semi-finished" product. The final shots will have a finished exterior.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Kyle Saskatchewan Pt. 1

Well, we were off to Kyle, Saskatchewan to hang out with Dora's family and relax at the lake. Her family has a cabin out that way, and if it wasn't for the 5hr drive, we'd probably head out more often.

On the way we hit Cypress Hills (Saskatchewan side) to camp with my Bro for a bit. It was kind of funny to hang out with the "Camper boys" while we were still tenting it.

After Cypress we started to head out to the #1, and stopped in to "The Star" in Maple Creek.

IT HAD THE BEST SWEET POTATO FRIES!!. I've included an article from Western Living Magazine. This restaurant is worth the 5 min drive off the Trans Canada any day!

After that lovely meal, we headed to the Great Sand Hills of Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, they were doing some filming and the main section was closed. We found some smaller dunes and managed to have some fun of our own...

Next posting will be the lake!

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Dry Spell

Well as of late, the weather has been dry and hot. Apparently this dry spell has extended to my bloggin'!

I'll try and update will a flurry of quick blogs about what has been keeping us so busy that I couldn't even write a blog post.

Today, I'll talk about our trip to the Zoo. We took Logan to the zoo which was pretty fun for everyone. We found a 2 for 1 coupon online so that saved us a cool 18 bucks and made it a cheap day (except if you factor in gas costs!). Logan enjoyed the animals and the ice cream. I enjoyed the company (looking for bonus points...).

Our adventure included a quick stop at Ikea and Lee Valley so it was a nice trip all around.

(rest of the pics can be found here)