Saturday, May 23, 2015


A bad day in London is still better than a good day anywhere else. -Unknown

Our 25th wedding anniversary big trip!  London for about 6 days this May via Vancouver (British Airways).

Many photos on my Facebook page.  I wrote a bit in a little pocket size journal about the first few days, but then stopped.  I guess the photos will have to suffice.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

back to blogging

Sophie and I have been having fun checking out a couple of murals/colourful walls in our city's downtown.  There aren't too many of them, but when we find a colourful wall we both are like, "we should take a photo of that!"

Here are a couple from this past weekend.  I'm using Pioneer Woman's actions in both of them. I've also upgraded to PSE 13 which I'm loving.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

JCI Gala - A Night In Paris

We were fortunate to attend the JCI fundraising gala - benefiting the VJH Foundation’s $2.5 Million Tower of Care Campaign to equip and furnish the 6th and 7th floors of Polson Tower at VJH.  Fynn was born at VJH.

It was a great opportunity to get all dressed up and visit with my friend Veronica who invited us as her guests.

I love having an opportunity to go out and do something special.

Friday, April 03, 2015

Spring Break happenings

We had a lovely spring break in Vancouver last week.  We spent 3 nights at the Westin Bayshore which is in the Coal Harbour area.  Close enough that we can see the sights downtown yet a little away from the centre of the activity so it's a bit quieter (and much closer to Stanley Park so Vic can run).

Highlights included the Britannia Mine Museum, the Cezanne exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery and a little shopping that Sophie and I did together :)

Saturday, March 14, 2015


“Some things are more precious because they don’t last long.” -Oscar Wilde

I love this quote.  Today it seems appropos as we celebrated the end of the second term of school, good report cards and two weeks of freedom for the kids from routine.  Spring break!

Sophie and Fynn got their report cards this week.  Fynn had a good report card mostly with "3s".  Sophie hit it out of the park and earned 14 "4s".  She worked very hard this past term and it paid off.  Vic and I are so proud of both of them.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Midnight travels

Poor Fynn.  He was so looking forward to his West Kelowna hockey tournament this weekend.

We made it to the tournament and he did play one game, followed by a swim in the hotel pool, pizza, and a game of mini sticks with his team.

However, things got a little interesting and frankly quite disgusting about midnight (or shortly thereafter) when he threw up his entire dinner all over his bedding, carpet and his PJs.  I am sure the more resilient families would have asked to change hotel rooms but when we factored in the smell, soiled linens, etc and Sophie who seemed slightly traumatized by the whole experience of her brother throwing up beside her in bed, we decided to call it a night and head back to Salmon Arm. With the light traffic it took just over an hour -- so not too bad.

On the positive side, his coach stopped by with his medal and Vic one the 50/50 draw!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Date night

The kids each had a friend take them to the Silverbacks hockey game tonight, which meant Vic and I had a free couple of hours.

We opted to go out for pub food.

Nice break.

I'm also enjoying a couple of books right now - this one and this one.