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, March 23, 2009

Typical SA Weather

Only in this blessed place can you go from plus 20 to this in one night. This weekend we had some glorious weather only to be followed by a bitterly cold night and this. Logan doesn't seem to mind.

From 2009_03 Misc Pictures

From 2009_03 Misc Pictures

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Where are they Now?

I was going over some old pictures and came across this one.

From 1997_02 Utah Trip
We headed south that year with soooo many people. I wonder where they all are now? Calgary, Victoria, Cranbrook, Lethbridge......

Anyone know where these lost souls have gone?

Monday, March 16, 2009

Andrew Iwaasa

Well back when I said I would post pictures of the new heir to the Family Clan. My bro has contributed to the family gene pool and given Grandpa another Grandson. I am posting a few pics of the new addition, but more pictures can be found in my Web Album.

From 2009_01 Steve & Dawn Photoshoot

From 2009_01 Steve & Dawn Photoshoot

From 2009_01 Steve & Dawn Photoshoot
Nice work eh?

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Senda Scholarship Dinner

Well tonight I was lucky enough to attend a dinner in honour of my Judo Sensei, Mr. Senda. A scholorship in his name was created under the faculty of Management and this dinner was a fund raiser. My "papa-san" purchased a table so it was a nice free evening with good company for a good cause.

I manged to run into a few friends like judo alberta president "Paul Hachey" and Julia Lindeman was there too. As well, several of the old avant guarde were there to keep everyone in check. Overall it was a great evening. To finish, thought I would attach the poster for those that were interested.

From Friends

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Winter Walkabout

Last week I went on Walkabout to escape some winter blues and enjoy that fact that I had finished my last class for my Masters Program.

I decided to head out the the Akamina pass and camp overnight like the good old days. I have a pair of tele skis with skins and have yet to use the skins. I thought this would be an excellent chance to try them out.
From 2009_03 Akamina Pass
I packed up my bivy and tent and headed out for some adventure. Leaving late as usual, it felt like the University days when we would head out late on a Friday. The drive was ugly with poor visibility, yet my excitement was overflowing. I reached the trailhead and geared up.

By the time I got going, the snow died off and a stillness fell upon me. The moon pierced through a thin veil of clouds and that rare calmness in Waterton surrounded me. Although I was enjoying my time to myself, these moments are rare and I wished I could have shared it with someone.

Well moment come and gone, I started the long skin up to Akamina pass. I'm so out of shape! I slogged my way up, reached the pass and quickly set up camp.
From 2009_03 Akamina Pass

From 2009_03 Akamina Pass
Some of you will recognize my tepee tent which I still love! I will need some better tent pegs for my next winter excursion and I think I can macgyver some pvc ones up! The night was a bit chilly, but really..... I needed a little discomfort to remind myself that I'm still capable of a bit of adventure.

I was able to quickly ski back down and was at the car by 9AM (10AM if you factor that whole daylight savings thing that kicked in overnight). I was happy to be back at the car, but I think the dog was even happier!
From 2009_03 Akamina Pass

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A Sweet deal to pass along

I've been buying my contacts from clearlycontacts for quite some time now and have been pretty happy with both the price and speed of delivery. Well recently they started selling glasses and they have a promo (not sure how long it will last) where glasses with lenses are $38 bucks! I figured they would suck, but I found a frame that I liked so I placed an order on the Friday and by Thursday the following week I had new glasses. To be honest, I'd pay $200 bucks for these suckers!

From 2009_03 Misc Pictures

From 2009_03 Misc Pictures

I'll need to go in and get them adjusted, but lenscrafter in the mall has done it for free for me in the past so I'll give them a try. In order to purchase online, you'll need your prescription from your Optometrist and your PUPILLARY DISTANCE. You can get this from where you get your glasses or use the video to figure it out.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Tech gone Wild

I have an issue..... a tech issue. I'm not sure how my wife can support my habits.
(the real fact is that one is my mom's and one is the school's)

From 2009_02 Building Day

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Big Man.... Little Man

Apparently I'm not the only one who likes to build stuff to feel like a man! Logan is getting into the action here as well. We put some vinyl tile under the stairs, it was this 3mm stuff that was almost as thick as real tile and due to the thickness, it was really easy to get snug fits. Also, I doubt that it would ever lift. The tiles were quite rigid as well. A quick project for anyone who is interested at about a buck a square foot.

From 2009_02 Building Day

From 2009_02 Building Day