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, November 30, 2009

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish...

Well the "November Run" has come to an end with this last posting. In a flurry of postings I managed to squeeze in 14 postings this month. A new record! I looked back over the past 4 years and my previous best was 12. 4 years!

It's funny how something snowballs into something more than what it began as. I started this to share Logan's birth and now it's sort of become a forum for dialog with a few friends and my primary way of sharing our changing life with everyone. Man has life changed over these past 4 years! 2 kids, a Masters degree, a growing group of friends (we're just reproducing.... don't worry I haven't expanded my circle of friends) who have had weddings, kids and significant moves in just 4 years.

I miss my friends who are now scattered all over this globe, from the orient to the coast. Wherever you are, we're holding down the fort here in LOMAH so feel free to come back home anytime.

Thanks to Liminal Me and Adventures on the West Coast for playing along with me this month. See you in December.

Victoria trip video

It took me awhile to get this done, but here it is. I also need to mention that this is the edited version. The unedited video has "the man" in it, but I figured he wouldn't want to be on a youtube video. He probably isn't reading my blog, so he wouldn't know, but regardless I kept him out. If you want to see the discussion from "Poker Night" you will have to email me to get access.


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Grey Cup Sunday

I must first state the following disclaimer

"I am not a sports fan".

Having said that, I do enjoy the Grey Cup. Not so much because of the actual game, but because of the event Dora's family makes of it. We get together, eat food, place bets and hang out. This year was an above average year with the "Green Team" playing. To our dismay, the results didn't pan out. The roast beef and pumpkin pie however, did not let us down.

From 2009_11 Grey Cup

From 2009_11 Grey Cup

From 2009_11 Grey Cup

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I'm in "go mode" as I try to get a few more posting in before the end of the month... this one is of Logan singing spiderman.

I love this one.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The value of backing up...

As you can guess from my posting, I forgot to backup. Yup.. gone. Luckly, I do back things up and I keep my school files on a portable drive as well as my laptop. It's just my pictures that I don't backup as regularly as I should. One thing that saved my skin was Picasa.
Recently they decreased the cost for online storage to 5bucks for 20Gb, so I decided to spend the coin. Personally, I don't think the cost is outrageous and it provides a second level of backup, being off-site. I was lucky that I could download most of my missing pictures.

I love my pictures and would hate to lose them in some catastrophic accident like the raining of fire and brimstone on Lethbridge... or a tragic deep frying incident.

So, word to you mom. Backup.

Judokan Update

As promised, here are the phone pictures that Dora took. I placed them in a collage as the quality of my phone isn't that great.

From 2009_11 Judo

New Judokan

I knew this day would come, yet I never realized how fun it would be. On Wednesday, I took Logan out to Judo and he decided that he wanted to but a Gi on. Well... not only did he put the Gi on, but he did some warm up exercises, did the bow in at the beginning of class and pulled a wicked Kesa-gatame on his old man. We didn't expect he to get dressed, so the only pictures are on Dora's cell phone. I'll need to pull them off later and post them. In the mean time here are some preview pics!

From Judo

From Judo

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Christmas Spirit

Funny how things change... for the 5 years we've been in this house, we had a grand total of 2 strings of those new LED Christmas lights. This year I think we expanded it by about 300%.

We now have 4 more strings of lights, with me needing to buy one more set for our sad cedar in the corner. I've always had a disliking towards the LED lights as they don't remind me of my early years and Christmas. This year, they have these newer ones that are larger and have a softer glow. Perhaps energy conservation and Christmas can go together!

From 2009_12 Christmas

Oh yeah... one month to go!

Monday, November 23, 2009


I feel like I should quickly comment about the joys of parenting. It's not all bad, just work. In many ways, this "kid" project is a masterpiece, a testament of my value and worth. It's easy to complain about the hard days, but picture does the best job of demonstrating the good ones.

From 2009_11 Misc Pictures

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Halloween pics

My friends on the west coast inspired me with their Halloween posting. This was the first year that Logan as old enough to run door to door and go trick or treating so it was an exciting year for us. Dora found this awesome homemade pumpkin costume on kijiji for cheap and we unleashed the mad terror on Coalhurst (with adult supervision of course).

From 2009_10 Halloween

We also got into the spirit and carved a few pumpkins as well. Considering I can't remember the last time I actually carved a pumpkin, I think I did pretty good. Originally, Dora was suppose to carve one, but due to her ability to provide for Evan.... I did the work.

From 2009_10 Halloween

From 2009_10 Halloween

While our endeavors were admirable, the neighbors might have outdone us... especially if your a Canucks fan. This one's for Eric.

From 2009_10 Halloween

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Birthday Party

We recently headed West, to Waterton, for a birthday party. Funny how here in Lethbridge it isn't winter yet but in the mountains there are signs of the approaching season. We were treated to a day with only a hint of a breeze and a town site full of snow and deer. If you can survive the family birthday video there is some footage of two bucks squaring off.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Montana Camels... and I don't mean the Cigarettes

Well with a bit of luck and some help from the grandparents, we scooted across the border for some R&R and shopping in Whitefish, Montana. The cousin has a cabin there and we managed to borrow it for a few nights. I took an extra day off work and presto! A long weekend.

Things were awesome, weather was questionable at times but good times were had. Here are a few pictures from the trip.
From 2009_11 Whitefish Trip

From 2009_11 Whitefish Trip

From 2009_11 Whitefish Trip

From 2009_11 Whitefish Trip

Oh Camel...right. By odd stroke of luck I came across this odd site. Who knew?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

First out...

Well the challenge has been thrown down and I'm the first out the gate.. Unless someone is typing faster than me right now.

Things back here in LOMAH are moving slowly forward as we creep up on Christmas, 5 weeks I think. Logan and Evan are doing great and Dora is surviving, which is the best we can hope for right now. With un-routinely awakenings every night still, she is 6 parts zombie, 3 parts mom and 1 part crazy.

Here is the source....
Hard to believe this could inflict such chaos on Dora!

Friday, November 13, 2009


Now you see I was planning on being industrious... full of good intentions and all. Guess that was all I was full of considering I haven't posted for over a month. I'm hoping November will change things I'm calling out you West coast Bloggers!! I challenge you all to a blog off! Most posts/Best posts. Winner...TBA

Game on.