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.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

House Progress

I've been doing a poor job of updating the house progress and will update our other blog shortly.  I'll try to date the posts to match up with when things were done.

Currently the exterior is getting close to finished with the fake rock going on now.

The interior has seen the drywall finish and the paint/primer started.  Not sure if it's just primer or 1 coat of paint yet.

Lastly, the doors and detail work has begun.  We asked for a little more detail to the front entry door and I like how it turned out.
So all things considered, it's moving along fine.  We might even move in someday!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Easter Break

This Easter break has come and gone.  While it wasn't as adventurous as some years, we did mange to have some great highlights that were unexpected.
We started the break with a family dinner, celebrating Dora's grandfather who had his 90th birthday. Quite a feat considering how sharp he is.  We followed that with a sleep over at Nana's and another great meal.
After a day off, we hit the road to Coutts as I had some stuff to pick up and I use a border storage warehouse to get better deals (go figure!).  With all our house stuff, we need to save where we can.  We picked the stuff up and I hit the GPS for directions to Kalispell.  Perfect, let's drive through Kevin, MT.

Kevin?  You trust your gps right?  We had a full tank of gas, so the game was on.
As it turns out, Kevin was..... small?  Scary?  Canadian?  While not 100% we swear we saw a sign saying Phil, with an arrow and 43km.  It was kinda bizarre, but interesting.  All along the dirt road we saw this small grasshoppers (donkeys, oil wells, whatever you call'em)

While hard to tell from the picture, they we maybe 10ft high.
We continued on our way, without any mishaps and arrived in Kalispell, MT with no more excitement.

Once there, we were trying to find something fun for the boys to do.  The weather was OK, but we didn't want to just go to a park.  Turns out I found this place called "The Zone".  A kids indoor park, much like Chucky Cheese, only less cool.  Having said that, it was a blast and the kids had a great time.

They had a ton of little things to keep everyone amused and parents get to use the stuff for free.  In the end it was 40 bucks for the family and 3 hr well spent.  They even got tickets to buy little trinkets.  Boys got daggers!

Lastly, we were pleasantly surprized to get a visit from the D, all the way from Whitehorse.  While the weather took a colder turn by that point, we did manage to find something for her to do.

It was a casual few days, but enjoyable and relaxing.  Thanks D for the visit!  Hopefully I will be able to ship Dora up north some time so she can return the favour.

A week well spent.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Still Snow

Last weekend we managed to get out snow-shoeing with Dora's folks.  It was a nice outing and good to find some snow.  While the mountains have a ton of snow, the prairies seemed to be lacking this winter.  No complaints, but pretty impossible to do any winter activities around town.  It was fun to see both boys out on the snowshoes and of course, they did spend some time getting pulled by dad.

Somehow we didn't take any pictures of the cool snow cave we built.  I guess we'll have to try again next year!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Mom.

Mom's birthday is April 1st.  Now you know that woman enjoyed a good April fools day joke.  For those that don't know it, Steven retold it at Mom's funeral, one of her better jokes.  She was at work at the Raymond Care Centre and was dressed up in the infectious disease gear.  When people came into the building, she proceed to inform them that they were now in quarantine and then proceeded to decontaminate them.... by sprinkling baby powder all over them.  Good one eh?

It's been almost a month and I feel like I've tried to focus on work, which hasn't always been successful.  I am trying to make the adjustments one needs, but it's full of conflicting emotions.  At first I didn't want to think about it, but now..... I want to think about Mom.  I need to remember her.

I have this digital photo frame thing  in our kitchen and it's great because the pictures that flash by remind me of experiences and events on a daily basis when I get up in the morning.  I've realized that I need to change those pictures now.  I've got other memories that I want to be reminded of on a daily basis.  I love you Mom, I miss you Mom and I remember you Mom.