Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Hope everyone is having a great Christmas Day!!
Interesting Christmas fact for you: This is the first Christmas day since 1971 that Canada has had a coast to coast white Christmas! There is snow everywhere!

Friday, December 19, 2008

For those stuck in the deep freeze....

'Main Beach' Noosa, Australia:
After waking up this morning to a -38 windchill and having to run a 1:45 run on the treadmill, not fun, I needed to post this to cheer myself up (and anyone else in Western Canada right now!)! My last post was making me cold just looking at it!!
I broke rule #1 for survival during a deep freeze...I looked at the forecast for a Southern Hemisphere location...Noosa, Australia. For those interested, it was +35 there today. Below is me in 2007, just off Main Beach at Noosa Heads. This is where we would swim all our long swims on sundays. The WATER temperature was 26*........
**sigh**Okay, the sun actually came out today, so I think I can push through!! I can make it to Dec 21...the days start getting longer after that! yippee!!!


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Pictures Say It All!

Our weekend in Banff for Richard's Christmas party turned out to be a little chilly...-40 chilly, it was lovely!
Here is the Banff Springs Hotel:

Me in my down jacket at Bow Falls...note that they are almost frozen over!
Richard in downtown Banff...brr...
I'm going to put some more layers will be all indoors this week...

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Winter Wonderland!

Well, we finally got the winters first big snow in Calgary (still snowing...). It made my group run fun and slippery this morning, but still a great workout and only one girl fell!
Richard and our latest boarder Katie (we have her for a week) shovelling the snow:
Snow filled branches in out backyard:
Hopefully the snow will stay (at least in the mountains!!)....cross-country ski time!!


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Happy 35th!

Well, my parents 35th anniversary was a month ago, but since my Dad has been jet-setting to all sorts of balmy destinations the last few weeks (Grand Prairie & Yellowknife), we only found time for a dinner this past weekend! We picked a restaurant that we thought would keep Noah entertained....Here's the gang...Here Noah is not too happy...he was a little suspicious of the chef guy (see flames to the right) was I...the fake Japanese accent was a bit too much!!
Sorry Dad, had to post this one too! I think my sister specifically picked this place just to have my parents put on the well used 'wigs' and dance around!! It was pretty funny!

Happy Anniversary Mom & Dad (one month late!)!!! We'll do something that doesn't involve fake accents, flames, and dancing for the 40th!!