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.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Evan 2.0

It’s funny what kids want to play with.  I caught Evan wanting to connect to the world of today.  USB style!  Extra points for figuring out what his shirt says.

From Blogger Pictures

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hips don't lie

Well Shakira might think her hips don't lie, but there is a lot of truth behind this shot.

 We went skiing this week and I decided to work on my Telemark skills.  The conditions were Icy, with me being generous and my skills are still "in development".  A bunch of the teachers were taking a jump and I thought to myself, hey I can do that.... no really, having jumped and wiped out once before last season how hard could it be?  And the conditions are perfect too!

With a small, matching bruise on my other hip, I'm kind of glad this season has come to an end.  It might take that long before this one fades away.  Regardless, It was Legend-----ary!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


There are many signs that spring has arrived.  For us, this is the big one.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Scooby Dooby Doo!

You should know first that Evan has eczema, especially when teething. Poor thing just gets raw hands and cheeks (face). Lotion alone doesn't do the trick, but you know what seems to be helping? Flax seed oil. Yup, simple. I love my ND! Evan takes 1 tsp or so with his morning cereal and is good to go. I'm supposed to take it too so that (a) I can be healthier (what?) and (b) he gets it through my breastmilk (I know, mmmmmm). Now I like to think that I am a mom that tries her absolute best for her kids and there's nothing I wouldn't do for them. The tbsp of oil that I am suppose to consume in a day just about pushes me to my limit. I simply CAN NOT DO IT. I have met my match. I have eaten chicken's feet and duck's tongue but can not do flax seed oil. Blagh! I've tried it in a smoothie, and even tried one of the flavoured kinds (strawberry banana) but it's just gross. So rather than admit defeat, I found this recipe. Besides, I am also cheap and I have a whole bottle of flaxseed oil to get rid of. My little kitchen helper and I call them "Scooby Snacks". They are actually called "Nutritious Nuggets" - I picked up the recipe from Nutters.

1/2 cup hemp nuts (which we didn't have. I was going to use oatmeal, but while I was looking for it, my little helper tossed in more almonds. whatever.)
2 tbsp organic flax meal
1 tbsp organic flax seed
2 tbsp flax seed oil
1/4 slivered almonds (optional)
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (I had dark chocolate here and used that - yum)
1 heaping tbsp honey

Measure flax meal, flax seed, hemp nuts and almonds in a bowl. Stir in the oil. Melt chocolate chips and honey in a microwave. Stir the chocolate/honey mixture into the other ingredients and mix well. Drop 1/2 tsp of mixture onto wax paper. Makes approximately 30 nuggets. Set in fridge for an hour to set, remove and place nuggets in a sealed container. Store in the fridge. Enjoy!

And it's true chocolate makes anything good. Even flax seed oil. I've had two nuggets today (we made ours bigger, its LOMAH after all) and I'm happy to report no flax burps. Now I just have to find a way to use the strawberry/banana flavoured oil. Waste not, want not...


I was trying to think of a witty title for this posting, but I don’t want one.  Plain and simple, Dora and I are land owners in Montana.  As of a week ago, we closed a deal on 3.5 Acres in Montana, just outside East Glacier.  For those of you who know me, I’ve been dreaming of this day for what seems like forever.  Civilization can be so draining and I often find rejuvenation in the great outdoors, like so many of you.  I wanted a place to take the boys, a place to grow good memories.

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As I said, I’ve been looking for years and when this property came up we quickly jumped as it was in our price range.  After a few US hoops and a bit of cash we closed and made it official.  While there is not much on site now, you’re welcome to come back to LOMAH and we’ll take you for a visit.  Below are some shots we took of the property.IMG_0548 This shot is from the road.  There is power to the property, but they don’t plow the road in the winter, so access is restricted to a 10 min walk.  Anyone for New years here?  Shorter than a 16km ski in.

IMG_0551This is a shot up the property.  There is a bit of a grade that increases as you head further up the property.  Along the road it’s not so bad.  We are hoping to excavate and build an access road where Dora is standing, with the idea of building to the left, behind the large fir tree eventually.

IMG_0580From the highway, you can see the hill that the property sits on.    It’s easy access, but far enough off the highway that you feel like your in the mountains.  We timed it and it takes 2hr from our house to the property, so we’re pretty excited that we’ll take advantage of the proximity during the shoulder seasons and winter.

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As you can see, we’re happy with our decision so far…. we’ll keep you up to date on the excavation and road building this spring/summer.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Joshua Giraffe

As the title may imply, we visited the zoo last weekend.  It was an overnight stay at “Uncle Jeff’s” and Logan was thrilled.  It was a crazy weekend with 13 people staying in one house!  Surprisingly, a little social lubricant goes a long way!  I think everyone got a long nicely and fun was had by all.  It was nice to visit with Jeff and the weather was awesome to boot.  It’s starting to feel like spring here, something my Coastal friends have been experiencing.  Here are a few pictures from the weekend. 

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mexico Update 2

I’ve got a slide show under production of our trip, but it’s still a few days out.  Adding pictures from the in-laws.  In the mean time, I thought I would post my top 3 for what was great about our trip.

1. Yalku Lagoon – This was a snorkelling lagoon that was full of fish and easy on the wallet.  This lagoon offered amazing views of fish at a price of about 10 bucks.  While not free, the other options hit closer to 100.  I’ve never seen so many fish, nor have I enjoyed swimming as much.  I’ve wasted more money walking into Walmart than I did this day.

2.  Sandos Riviera – Our resort wasn’t spectacular, was too large and the food as average.  So why was it in my top 3?  For one, because it was so big, we had a restaurant near our room that was away from the main area.  As a result, it was always easy to get seated.  Honestly, with two kids, we didn’t want to wait in line.  A definite plus.  While the food was average, let’s be honest.  No cooking, no cleaning, no waiting for food to arrive.  I’ll take average over long waits.  Also, we didn’t use the a la carte as much as we could have.  Our one experience was a Brazilian BBQ, which was awesome.  I suspect that the better food was here.  Lastly, even though the resort wasn’t spectacular, it was the last resort on the strip.  That meant you would walk in one direction and hit empty beach.  I didn’t explore as much as I would have liked, but it truly was a luxury of the location.

3. Family – I love my family on both sides…. who could ask for better company when travelling.  My only complaint was that I didn’t get to spend enough time with everyone.  Guess we need to try it again eh?

8.2 our last day (29) 5.1 back to the beach (43)

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mexico Update

Well, we've been back for a couple of weeks now and I've been procrastinating on posting. Here is a quick one with my top 5 suggestions to remember before leaving on a trip to Mexico.
1. Wear your sandals around the house before you go. Unless you name is Denny, your bound to get some "hot spots" on your feet.
2. Sunscreen is your friend.  No really, it's looking out for your best interest.
3.  Everyone is selling something.   Timeshares, service, etc.  It's best to have  several small bills before you arrive.
4.  A direct flight is worth it.  Going through US customs is like dragging your knuckles on a cheese grater.  Mildly amusing, but mostly painful.
5.  Dora is usually right.  But don't quote me on that.

4.2.yalku lagoon (34) 2.3.pool time (10)