Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween in Calgary

Couldn't ask for better trick or treating weather. it was about 6 degrees, after the sun went down, clear, and calm. A wonderful night. Here's Benjamin as a wizard/knight, and Natalie and her friend Jaymie as mimes. (They still talked a great deal.)

And there's lots of Candy:

Alberta Provincial TKD Tournament

This weekend was the Provincial Tournament: Natalie and I both entered into our respective divisions to compete in the patterns competition. (Neither of us opted to compete in sparring), And we both won Gold medals in our divisions! I'm just thrilled.
Here's Natalie and her friend Nikki, who was competing in the same division. Niki won Silver in patterns, and Gold in sparring.

Here's Me, in the ring of the competition:
I was very pleased to win first place in the "Executive" division for 1st to 3rd Dan. (That's over 40 years old). There were 6 competing in the patterns at that level, three at 1st Dan, two at 2nd and one 3rd. And competition was pretty tough. Considering I've only been a black belt since June, and I only started learning this pattern in mid September, I'm very happy to have come out on top.

It was very long day: they let our division go early in the day, which frees up the senior belts to help with officiating. I was a corner judge for much of the afternoon.

Our club did very well. Nearly everyone took home hardware. Our head instructor is very proud.

another year, another fairy

fiona went out as Silvermist, the waterfairy from the Tinkerbell fairies
and had a great time
Once around the neighbourhood with dad as her driver - the joys of country trick or treating.
it was a fine halloween!

Friday, October 29, 2010

cleaning house

Hi ho
just found some old pix
thought I'd scan them and post them
most from dad's wallet that I nabbed when he was done with them
and put them in a mini album

most not dated on the backs

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

more from the farm

A walk in the woods at Thanksgiving.

Brother & Sister

Went with mom and met with Uncle Bill for the first time in...30 plus years!
Is he looking like Grandpa or what?
Mom shared pictures and he had lots of stories to tell.
Funny how they both happened to wear matching colours.

Monday, October 18, 2010

BOO & Family

This year's fall family pix with pumkins!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving - and lots to be grateful for!

a few shots from the weekend with fam at the farm.
it could be a lot worse
it can't get much better
guess we'll make it through the day somehow!

Monday, October 04, 2010

she grew, again!

When LJ and the family were up on the weekend, we put the kids up against the wall in our kitchen to measure them
Fiona grew
no wonder she complains about charlie horses and leg pains.
Thanks to Susan and Natalie for the hand me downs at size 10 are just right!
my little giant.
piano tomorrow again and then she'll start swimming lessons this week!
busy busy

Hope your thanksgiving plans are all falling into place
We're delighted to host all who can come to the farm
and will ichat those who can't

Friday, October 01, 2010

First Day of School

A little late, but here it is none-the-less.

End of Summer

Here is my harvest -- all summer of tending my tomato plants for a few dozen green tomatoes. Not sure why I keep doing it.