Saturday, December 01, 2012

Christmas Party 2012

This was Hunter's first Christmas party.  I spent 3 hours painting faces of the children that attended.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Halloween 2012

I convinced my department at work to dress up at 1920's mobsters for our yearly competition.  We won....again!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Shopping with my girl

Shopping in Burlington with Sonja.  Yummy coffees to top of the evening.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

What happens in Batavia stays in Batavia

I went on a golf weekend with 14 women (one was my boss !!!) in Batavia NY.  We golfed at Terry Hills golf course and had a terrific time.  After breakfast on the way to the course we were hit with a mammoth rain storm.  There was so much electricity in the air that everyone's hair was standing on end.  The bus ride from the casino to the hotel to the casino to the hotel was definitely the hilight!

Time to get out of Dodge!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Canada Day in Ottawa

Spent the Canada Day weekend with my son and husband.  We cycled all over and enjoyed all the festivities in the Byward Market and Parliament Hill area.  The hilight was when we were on the bridge to Hull and the Snowbirds flew overhead.  On the way home we stopped at Pidgeon lake to visit baby Hunter.

Chez Lucien

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Wallenda on a wire

I rode my bicycle down to Niagara Falls to see the wire that Nik Wallenda is going to walk on tomorrow night.  There were not a lot of people there yet so I could wander around and take pictures of everything up close.  He will be crossing from Niagara Falls, NY to Niagara Falls, Canada on June 15 at 10:30 pm.  History will be made.  All the big network TV stations were there setting up their cameras.  There are concerns that the Falcons that are nesting in the rock wall may attack him on his walk so that is why he is crossing so late.  I would like to go down tomorrow night to experience it but I yet to figure out how the heck I will get there and back...

Friday, May 11, 2012

A visit to Stitch in Jordan

Here are some lovely pictures of springtime in Jordan at my favourite knit shop Stitch.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Take a walk with me...

I love to walk by the Niagara River on my lunch hour.  This is my favourite tree in bloom....Forest Pansy.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Holiday in St. Maarten

We had a wonderful time in St. Maarten with Cathy and Dan.  We stayed at the Sonesta Great Bay in Phillipsburg.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Hunter is getting cuter by the day

Here are pictures that Hunters mom sent...

A Party for Hunter

March 17th - I had a dinner party to celebrate Hunters arrival.  Great Aunt Colleen and Great Uncle Mike were there.  Also Great grandma and grandpa.  Here are pictures ....

A day with Hunter

I took a day off work to spend some more time with baby Hunter.  Here are a few more photos of the adorable little guy...

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Hunter is 6 days old

I went to work with Danny today and I visited the Kitchener Farmers market and then St. Jacobs Market.  Must return next February when the antique sale is on again! 

Danny & I stopped in to visit our new grandson Hunter who is 6 days old today.  He so cute and such a good baby! Check out these new photos...

Baby Hunter has arrived on Feb 12, 2012

We became grandparents on Sunday, February 18, 2012.  Hunter was born in Grimsby and weighed 6 lbs 11 oz.  He is perfect and so cute!  Here are the first photos...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Our grandson is on his way....

We just found out that Danny's daughter is in it won't be long before we are grandparents!
I am too young to be a grandma!

A weekend in the snowy north

Here is a pic of my latest knitting project.  It is a super chunky cowl done with Sirdar Indie yarn.  I purchased the kit at Muskoka Yarn Connection in Gravenhurst.  I completed this much on my lunch hour at work so I should be done by the weekend.
Last weekend we went snowmobiling in Sprucedale, Ontario.  After driving 4 1/2 hours north we finally found snow.  We had a great time with Ken & Marie, Wes & Steph and baby Gabi who was very well behaved!
Kenny's deck at the cottage

Kenny, ???, Danny

Mr. Big

Wes and Gabriella (8 months)

56 years young!
Oh yeah....Danny had another birthday!!!!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

A day in Niagara on the Lake with my daughter.

Just had a lovely day of shopping and lunch with my daughter in Niagara on the Lake.  The snow was falling so softly and it wasn't too cold thankfully.  We ate at the Shaw Cafe which my fellow helped to build.  Here is a picture of the cafe ... sans snow!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Not another one....

Well I am off to my mother's for a group birthday dinner...for me, my guy and my sister-in-law.  Yet another birthday  .... sigh!!!

How old do you think she is????

Blog Surfing

Check out these blogs that inspire my creativity....

Vita Veranden

Phoebe Wahl   A young artist who sketches, paints and makes dolls.

And of course ..... Bon Jovi

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Is it really January???

I just got back from a 2 hour ride on my bicycle!  In January!  In CANADA!!!!  Never in my life have I ridden my bicycle in January.  My fella is 4 1/2 hours north trying to find some snowmobiles trails that are open....not many are.

I am currently knitting a cute little pullover and pant set from Bergere de France.  Our first grand-baby is due mid February!

Bergere de France 191.77
I am 3/4 done the back of the pullover.  The needles are so tiny so progress is slow but I am enjoying this labour of love.

I got this pattern and kit at Stitch in Jordan.  Check out this charming and unique wool and quilt shop.