Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2000 Road Trip Report - By Erik

This weekend we were going through an old desk and found a journal Erik wrote on the road trip we took to Disneyland in 2000.  From what he says about us near the end, we think we made him write it.  (Most of the mistakes are part of his original manuscript.)

Erik's Trip

Saturday, December 9, 2000, 4:35 pm
We are now at the point that there is no snow!  We have been in the following stats:
North Dakota
South Dakota

Monday, December 11, 8:22
We will spend the Kansas.  I took most of my pictures in Iowa,  I have now been in the following states:
New Mexico
We are looking forward for Disneyland,  It is very beautiful in New Mexico.  When we look out of the window we see all sorts of colors:  green, brown, red.  We are seeing a lot of cows.  Last night it was so foggy that we had to stop.  We could hardly find a hotel.  There was fog in the pool. 

In the car we play darts, I spiy, read, crafts.  I made a shark bag and We are reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,

Friday, December 15, 4:38
We are stuck in traffic.  We have see 17 helicopters.  I have been on the ride Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.  it was so cool. Because it has  circulation and snakes and woddling bridges.  Tarzans' treehouse was so fun.  so so 

Tuesdaddy, December 18, 1:34
I have seen some giant sequoias,. They a very big trees. I have been in yosmite.  We found heug pine cones,  Yesterday we spent the night in Medford Oregon,  Tonight we will spend it in Washington. We tried to see some caves, but they were closed for the winter.

Thersday, December 28, 2:44
We are in Canada.  We see nothing on the prarie.  We are reading the first Harry Potter book now.  It is a very good book to reab.  It's getting very boring,  It's very bumpy. I got yoyo that lights up,  I got my eye's tested by my ant.  She is an optomatrist.  I am very fursterated because of my perants.

We were at science world in vancouver,  I was a very cool fire show,  I lerned how to make a pillar of fire. 

I saw a place called grossology and boy was it stinky.

I also saw lots of things that had to do with sound,

I saw tons of nature, I saw a rilly big narwal tusk. 

Six Years to the Day

Six years ago today we got possession of our house. We have an annual KFC party to remember our first meal in the house. (Some years, this is the only time we eat KFC.)

This year, however, we have more to celebrate. We completely paid off our house - TODAY!  

You may wonder: What about the register covers?  
Paid for!
The light fixture?  
Paid for (even the cobwebs)!

The cool bathroom sink and faucet? 
Paid for!
The heating system?  
Paid for!

The tiny window in the back? 
 You betcha!  Paid for!

It is officially all ours .....

...even the dining room where we celebrated. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Family Photo

Here's a photo that Angela took of the four of us a few days before Erik left for Vietnam.  

Monday, August 25, 2014

Caribou Lake

Enjoying time with the care-givers at Caribou Lake.
Lots of excitement and entertainment.


Phyllis and Arthur spent some time at Storm Bay. It was calm and relaxing there.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Day Dawning

Erik left early this morning for SALT Orientation in Pennsylvania. 

He will spend one week in Akron and then head to Vietnam. 

We spent the last few days doing things focussing on Erik such as eating favourite food, sorting, packing, and finalizing details. 

For his birthday I carved a watermelon shark because it combined two of his favorite things. 

Conrad made a photo collage last night in honor of Erik and his departure. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Something to Smile About

Here's what I've been working on - and finished!

The pattern is called "Which do you choose?" and you pick the different motifs and knit as long as you want in each one.

This is my swatch where I practiced the stitches.
It was really fun to knit and because I enjoyed it so much, 
I'm thinking of knitting another one - 
only it will be totally different because I'll make different choices.

Memory Lane:  I remember when I was a little girl living in Kingston, Jamaica, a neighbor lady crocheted each of us sisters a skirt.  I loved mine SOOO much.  I was really sad when I outgrew it.  I think that skirt was part of the reason that I wanted to knit a dress.

I outgrew it as I got taller and  it got shorter and shorter.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Erik's Birthday

We celebrated by going out for supper as a family.

Then we came home and Erik read a Winnipeg Free Press that we bought on the day he was born. 

All those years ago we had also bought Vogue and GQ from August 1992. It was kind of fun to look through them to see how things have changed and how they have stayed the same. 

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Some Summer Scenes