Monthly Archives: July 2010

>Wipe-out FAMILY style!!

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Our neighbours at the cottage got THIS little piece of water FUN, and were kind enough to allow us to use it, with life jackets on!  It’s a water trampoline, with a few ‘attachments’…there’s a slide, a big pillow (or BLOB!)-where you can launch people off of the end of it… and there’s the balancing tube!  It is SO much fun!! I was out there for a bit.. but then came in to grab my camera, sit at the end of the dock and well take photos.. .I think I took over 500 this day…I was able to get a lot of fun shots of the action, jumping and throwing…. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves… but man it was so much fun!!! I just wanted to give a shout out to our neighbours and thank them for their generousity!
Then started the launching of different family members into the air!
Some chose to do different ‘creative’ dismounts… (not sure it was really a choice…)
For the most part it was STRAIGHT up in the air… and down into the water…
Some weren’t so lucky.. and ended up turning head over heal.. in the air before landing…
(but well you don’t really need to see those photos!)

Then started the competition of how far you could get on balancing tube thingy!

…and of course there were some ‘wipe-outs!’

..some made it just a few steps…

others ended up right at the VERY end!!!

It was a fantastic afternoon… and the following afternoon, while I was getting Milo’s oil changed in town… my GREAT-Aunt who is 77 in August was out there… and well I’m sad to say I missed that… and didn’t get any photos!

…it’s been awhile

>I have been totally enjoying my summer… and enjoying the lack of internets available where I have been staying.. It’s ‘almost fun’ living in an internet ‘dead’ zone… but tonight I am in town at my bro and sis-in-law’s house and  have a signal and was able to hop online for a quick update!

So what have I been doing?

Having LOTS of fun on the beach(at my family cottage)…. catching up with various cousins, and their kids…  jumping in the lake to cool off.. then sitting on the beach only to get HOT all over.. so it’s a ‘repeat’ kind of cycle that I have perfected and enjoyed!  (and in case you wanted to know… there IS a beach to sit on now.. and it seems to be growing as the days go by!)…

Here’s Charlotte my cousin (and God-daughter), Kat( my sis-in-law) and ME! 🙂

My mum and I had some cousins come to stay over night, (before our family reunion the next day)… and there were a few scrabble games… I haven’t played much.. and did lots of “small” 3-4 letter words.. but apparently came in 2nd over all with both games… scoring like 184 (the same for BOTH games?) can we say weird?
But it was a good way to pass the time with cousins!!!
I got to do a photo shoot for my Aunt Anne… of her horse ‘Romeo’…that was WAY fun…
Aunt Anne did some riding… and then did a few ‘tricks’… (seriously she’s a ‘rock star’ with some of the moves she and Romeo do… they make a great team!!) 
Here she is… standing on Romeo’s back… with the ‘carrot stick’–not a whip…but more used for direction…
I even got to ride Romeo… (so much FUN!)… Aunt Anne started me out with her ‘leading’ him… and then I asked if I could ‘do it by myself’ and well we did it!! (and I must admit Aunt Anne rocked it with my camera too.. she got some fun shots of ME… Thanks 🙂
A few nights ago one of my American Cousin’s Randy… got some fireworks, and sparklers… that was so much fun!! It took me a bit to figure out how to shoot them… and then to convince my little cousins ages 13 to 3 to stand STILL with their bodies, and only move their ARMS.. well (that didn’t quite happen) but I did still get some fun shots!!!
…This is one of my FAV shots…
..and there were fireworks.. that mainly went UP like flares into the night… but it was a really COOL show!! (thanks Randy for making it happen!)
..and of course.. there was a campfire… gotta luv your campfires!!
I hope everyone else is enjoying their summer vacations.. I know I sure am!!
 I have a two more  mini-trips to do before I head back to the ‘peg…and I’ll update you all as soon as those things happen… but am trying to just enjoy the time I have now in Haliburton…sometimes I just wish I could make time stand still and stay in the moment forever…
 it’s been a great summer so far, and there’s still some to go!!

>Happy Birthday Jamie!!

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Happy Birthday to YOU…
Happy BIRTHDAY to you…
HAPPY birthday DEAR JAMIE!!!
Happy BIRTHDAY to YOU!!
Hope you have a fantastic day…
But you sure are getting OLD… I mean 34 that’s like almost time for a rocking chair, and cane? (hehehe)
You are the BEST BIG Brother a girl could ever ask for.. or want!!
luv your little sister… Sarah 🙂

When Bloggers Meet!!

>Yesterday before I left London… I was able to touch base with my fellow blogging friend Morena from “Babies and Bulldogs”. We met each other through the “Northern Nunavut Blogging Community”…and then we met (in person) back in the Fall of 2009 when I travelled to the community in Nunavut where she was living.(you can read about that HERE!)  I saw her and her hubby and son another time when they were travelling south.. and were ‘stuck’ in Iqaluit… 

Morena moved to the same remote community that I lived in…earlier this year, after I had moved to Winnipeg!… she’s in the “sunny south” and was visiting her friend Jen in London before heading out East to visit family..

It was the first time I met Jen (in person)… But I feel like I’ve known her for quite some time though.  You see, she too was a northern blogger… and I have read along and about all her adventures…some might have called me a ‘blog stalker’…but I perfer ‘blog reader”!! She and her husband and daughter moved south last summer… But the south hasn’t stopped her blogging… you can find her at her “Jentography”

Both of these lovely ladies have babies that are almost 19 months old… and were born about 12 hours apart, and their mums were living in the same remote community during their pregnancies, and for the first months of the new babies lives…

I had a blast playing ‘peek-a-boo’ and getting sticky hand kisses and hugs… these toddlers are adorable!!! And I think I made two new friends….!!!!

I had a fantastic lunch with you guys… It was great talking with people that ‘get’ the northern experience…but also enjoy blogging and photography, among other things!!

(I look so ‘shocked’ because we were trying ot keep the kids attention at the camera…and well… apparently that made ME look like a fool! and yes, this location is very similar to the one I took earlier in the week with  Sarah & Adam and Erin & Dan!)…
Jen and Morena it was so lovely to meet both of you again…Thanks for a fun lunch… and if you every find yourselves in Winnipeg feel free to look me up!!!

My First Slurpee…

>July 18th, 2010….

It’s true… I’ve never had one… perhaps as a teen I might have had a lot of ‘extra’ energy.. and extra sugary drinks weren’t my thing….. I’m not really sure WHY I haven’t had one…. but last night Dan bought me one..(as well as a banana one for himself, and blue raspberry one for Erin)…Mine well it was “cherry” and oh was it sugar-y good!…

The first sip…(I think I got a head freeze from it!)…

…then a ‘scoop’ of the frozen goodness……
Uh-oh… the sugar has kicked in!!! 😉
Thanks Dan for introducing me to the Slurpee/Slushie goodness….
apparently Winnipeg is known for these guys… who would have known! 
(and please disregard the silly looking glasses… it was late-ish at night.. and my contacts were out!)
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