Monthly Archives: May 2011

>Being Home…


…this was my view of Winnipeg as I left Friday evening.  
I arrived at my mum’s just after 12:30am–my mum was in bed reading, my little bro and sis-in-law watching tv… let’s just say mum was super shocked when I walked in to her bedroom! At first she thought it was Kat with a funny hat on (for the record my hat is NOT funny)… but kind of thought it was odd when I crawled into bed beside her!  Then it dawned on mum it was ME! 🙂 I’m getting pretty good at keeping secrets and making surprises… 
Today was an awesome day!  It was sunny and warm, BUT the black flies were out…and man my hate of them has been remembered!  My older bro and sis-in-law and nephews came for the afternoon… Jamie did tons of work outside in the crazy bugs–he’s such a good guy!  (took down some dead trees and cut the grass…) 
Inside there were other games ready to be played…. one of the games that was quickly stopped was this one…. crawling into the “little house”…  

 and then ‘big or little’ brother would sit on top of you….

This game had a 2nd variation… where the lid was placed on the “little house”… but this game stopped! As it wasn’t safe to trap your brother in a plastic container! 

 Samuel and Benjamin love a ‘silly’ faces!!! (but let’s admit it so do I!!!)

 There also were many “jenga” games that were played…and then we did brave the outdoors to get ‘some’ fresh air before we were eating too much by black flies!

So Benjamin and I went for a walk down to the river/lake!

 Stopping at the canoe to look underneath it…

 Gus wasn’t bugged too much by the flies.. and loved to be out exploring! (for a little while…)

Samuel and Benjamin got this cool go-cart at a garage sale today… 
to “SHARE Aunt Sarah, we get to SHARE it!!”

  I only saw Samuel drive it today… and he had a lot of fun, driving around mum’s driveway for a bit–until the bugs got too bad!

 I think every child goes through a ‘funny’ face stage.. and Samuel—he’s all about sticking out his tongue photos… I suppose Aunt Sarah will have to get ‘sneakier’ with taking photos…

 But he’s still so cute despite that tongue!

Wishing EVERYONE a happy May 2-4 weekend….
I know I have more family fun to pack into my weekend!! 
…and I have a Birthday Party to attend tomorrow.
..stay tuned for further updates!
PS. I’m starting to REALLY like my new MacBook and things are coming a lot easier for me and editing photos is sooooo much better with decent software! 

>New Directions….



[ad-ven-cher]  noun, verb, -tured, -tur·ing.



an exciting or very unusual experience.

participation in exciting undertakings or enterprises: thespirit of adventure.

a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action ofuncertain outcome.

If you know me you know I love a good adventure… and I’m about to embark on a new one…  

In mid-July I will be moving… heading back to a community that has not been far from my heart since leaving at the end of 2009… Don’t get me wrong I will miss Winnipeg as it has begun to FINALLY feel like home! I have made some amazing friends and had some amazing experiences here… and memories to keep forever! And believe you me in the next few weeks I’ll be adding on MORE experiences and memories to my Winnipeg memory bank! 🙂 
As a rule I don’t talk about my employment or what ‘job’ I do… if you know me, and want to know contact me privately and I’d be happy to share this information with you privately!  
Have you guessed where I’m going? 
Does this look familiar?
I’m heading back to Pangnirtung, Nunavut!  I’m excited and can’t wait… for the next chapter of my Nunavumiut Story to begin!  
Canadian North plane leaving for Qik…
In the meantime I have a lot of planning, packing and sorting to do!!!  As well as finishing up my current job!! 🙂 
I can’t wait to bring you all along on this adventure with me… I will continue to blog, and have been working on a new site and will post it here when it’s ready to view! 
On a sad note… I need to sell Milo!  Anyone need a car? SERIOUSLY contact me ASAP!!! 
Hope everyone is enjoying the FANTASTIC spring weather Winnipeg has been having the past few days!! Go have a picnic or take a walk or bike ride!!  

Welcome to the Family…


I welcomed my own baby ‘apple’ into my family… April 30th…
…so my baby is just two weeks old today!
I must say it’s been a bit of an adjustment—at times a love-hate relationship!
I was soooooo excited when I exited the store with my computer!
Early this week I had the files from my old PC to my MacBook Pro… (everything but my external hard drive full of all my photos I’ve taken in the last 2 years–I still have to do that!) Then the “dark” days came… on Wednesday night, I wanted to throw my new baby out!  (yep, it was being temperamental–and I didn’t know how to use it, and couldn’t get my DSL internet hook up to work, finally after 2 hours and some angry, frustrated txts to a friend… I figured it out!) When I went in for my first 1-to-1 lesson at the Apple Store the “trainer” couldn’t believe that I figured out what I had to do… (and I still am in shock that I figured out how to do it too!)
I suppose learning something new takes time…and I was aware it would be a bit of a learning curve… and now just need to be patient with myself…and learn it as fast as I can…with the least amount of beating myself up!

After one of my one-to-one sessions…watching some videos online…and well practicing and ‘mucking’ about… it’s getting a bit better!  However, this new system..and learning new photo editing software…it’s come at a price to my blog… because not only am I learning a new ‘operating system’ I’m also learning new photo editing software…which I’m excited about–but its going to take some time!

Trust me, I’m still very happy with my purchase… just need to work out the kinks!
Practice makes Perfect!!!
*the two photos of me were taken by Ryan Bealer, all photos were taken on my iPhone 3GS

>Happy Mother’s Day!!!!


Wishing all the Mum’s a very happy Mother’s Day!! 
I hope you all feel very special today!
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly 

announces she never did care for pie.” – Tenneva Jordan
 And for my own Mum… hope you have a fantastic day… 
Glad you could come out to Winter-peg and visit me this past February! 

Hope you have a fantastic day… sending you heaps of luv… and like my card said… I really wish that there was a Mum’s Hug App… so then I could get one really easily!  

Luv you..

Happy Cinco de Mayo!!!


I love Mexican food… and today I felt like going to my favourite Burrito place near where I live!  I could be all cool and say that I remembered it was Cinco de Mayo BUT I didn’t… 

 …if you love burritos, and live in Winnipeg then you NEED to check these guys out!  (they are at River and Osbourne–beside the ‘gas station theatre’..address HERE)…

 …of course you need to bring them home to enjoy the end of the day sun…while eating on your balcony!!

 So good… seriously.. You need to try one of these things!!!! (it’s one of my haunts when I don’t feel like cooking!)…

Well I’m off to watch the Canuck Game… it’s 1-1…at the end of the 1st…should be a good game!

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