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.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Puttz time

We’ve been suffering from the dreary days that accompany  this time around the Winter Solstice.  With the difficulties associated with getting a 7month old out to the mountains, we decided that a round of golf would be a nice distraction.  We gathered up the family and headed to Puttz, that mini-golf spot next to the Movie Mill.  It was Logan’s first trip to play mini-golf and his excitement was…. well excited.  He ran back and forth from one hole to the next.  It was a good thing we were the only ones there as we pretty much took over the place.  With the exception of the last hole where you lose your ball, we had a blast.  Cheap entertainment on a cold Sunday afternoon.

Logan Putting IMG_0002 IMG_0005

Thursday, January 28, 2010

The iPad

At first I was excited and then I started thinking.... what am I getting excited about? Call me a cynic, but I don't think it's any more revolutionary than the iPod touch. There are lot's of sites like this that predict it's failure, or the likelihood that it won't reach it's initial potential. I have to agree. It won't fit in my pocket... even my jacket pocket.

Maybe I have too high of expectations for Apple, but I was kind of hoping for something like the mock-ups of Microsofts tablet, the courier. While it doesn't really exist... I still wanted one. What if Apple could have built something like that with dual 6 or 7" screens? I might have been able to get that in a pocket?

As for this, I think I could buy both a netbook and an ipod touch for the price. A much better idea in my opinion. At least this might provide some of you an opportunity to by Apple stock.

Monday, January 25, 2010

2010.... Passing the Torch

If your old like me, you might have a forgotten memory, shrouded in relics from the 1988 Olympics. My memory is kind of shoddy, so I can summarize mine with 3 things; Petro Canada Glasses, Eddie the Eagle and SunIce Jackets.

Makes me wonder what this year will bring?

Like many people across Canada, we went out to watch the torch one route to Vancouver. For you LOMAH members out there my congratulations/condolences for the sheer excitement and chaos that must be Vancouver. Feel free to do something that will get you on TV or the Newspaper so we can see it here!

Our outing to Coalhurst was uneventful so sadly, we won't be making the news with our activity, but I thought I would post a few pictures from the day. We were playing around with a new lens and it did a decent job outside.
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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Leaked Apple Tablet Photo

Well looks like Apple is releasing a tablet and I found a secret shot of it pre-release.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

A visit by the Double D

From 2010_01 Logans Pictures
(P.S. this a Logan picture that he took with his camera. Not bad eh?)

The double D is Diedre of course and her visit was a wonderful distraction from our daily routine. It's been so long since we've seen her that it was a treat to visit and hang out. Funny how the best parts of people just become better like a fine wine. Of course Diedre is no wine.... rather a Yukon'er. I guess that makes her a better Jack.

While we did not partake of the sacred liqueur, we did discuss world politics, global warming, US health reform and the merits of SPAM. Not that email stuff, rather the nutritional food product that comes in 12 varieties. Personally, I prefer the "Grey Poupon" of SPAM... PREM. I know what your thinking, but when society collapses and anarchy runs supreme we'll all be looking for that dusty can on some shelf.

While we did not have the opportunity to head to the mountains or push the physical limits, we did consume some dubious food products, beverages and visit with a few good friends.

With Evan being so young we've found you need to enjoy the little achievements as big ones. Like sleeping through the night, potty training success and getting a night out. Not succumbing to the things that can drag you down is a challenge in itself so kudos to you out there with kids.

Well a visit by DD and Evan hits the big six months. What can I say.... look ma no hands!

Saturday, January 16, 2010


I saw this. Liked it. Passing it along.

courtesy of gizmodo

Monday, January 11, 2010


Men aren't known for their accessorizing and there is good reason. See below
From 2009_12 Misc. Pictures
Facial hair is a wonderful thing.... allows us males to change our appearance, kind of like how women go in for a new haircut. Most men would have the same haircut from high school if;

a.) it was possible (sorry for those that lack the ability)
b.) was cheap (who wants to pay 30 bucks for a haircut!)
c.) they never got married (women seem to want to go out into public)

There are a still a few people out there that have managed this, but I think they still live at home and play dungeons and dragons.

Regardless, I was involved in a contest at school and grew out my facial hair. After a good three months I did reach a "Grizzly Adams" beginner stage. Makes me wonder how long it took to grow his.

I decided to play around with the beard after a quick visit to www.beards.org/ where I found a variety of choices. I thought I would post a few of them.

So in closing... "Man"essorizing & facial hair, an experiment that left a few people in this house smiling.

From 2009_12 Misc. Pictures

Thursday, January 07, 2010


Hey it happens to the best of us... I'm sending this one out to the new dad in Victoria and the dad to be. I used to read this story to Logan when he was little and then one day he could read it back to me. Almost brought a tear to my eye, lucky thing I'm so manly!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

So why is 2010 not 2010?

So it's 2010 and I'm thinking... where's my Hal 9000? I was so looking forward to artificial intelligence to do my school marking for me. I guess I'll have to wait till 2061.

For those that are baffled.... see the following.

Monday, January 04, 2010

Wow.... that's what I call fireworks.

I came across this in my rss feeds and I must say, can't tell this country is in a debt crisis as all. How do you get out of debt? Buy Fireworks!

First for New Years

Then do it again 3 days later for the opening of the Burj Dubai...

If you don't have the time, go to about 9min. to see the best stuff.

I sure hope they got a really good discount.

The New Year

Well this year was pretty low key, as we spent time with the Hironaka family. Clay invited us over to his folks place and the hospitality was amazing, almost as amazing as the house. With good food and family an evening becomes a memorable experience.
From 2010_01 New Years

It was great to see how some of the kids have changed. In fact I know someday we'll be sitting around with kids and grandkids. Kinda crazy eh?
From 2010_01 New Years
Well the new year has started and I look forward to what it brings.... assuming that means more friends and family. I truly look forward to spending time with both groups and am hoping that this summer will bring some great times with friends.
From 2010_01 New Years
Well, this gets one thing off the "to do list" first posting of 2010