Late Summer Vacation

We were fortunate to be able to take a summer vacation in late August this year and we took the opportunity to take a drive through Western Canada to see my sister Heidi and her family in 100 Mile House, BC. Yes, it's actually called that, and it was named because it was located 100 Miles from Lillooet, BC, which was Mile 0 of the Cariboo Wagon Road.  That's even funnier since Lillooet is at least 100 Miles from Nowhere!!!It was a pretty relaxing trip and Melanie and Andrew got to hang out with their cousin Hannah and her brand new baby … Continue Reading ››

Christmas Morning

As promised, here are a bunch of pictures of our Christmas celebrations.  We were cautiously optimistic that Melanie would still be too young to get up at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning.  Wrong.  She came into our room at 5:15 screaming that "Santa came, Santa came!!!"  We told her to go back to bed, and shockingly she actually did.  We finally rolled out of bed around 7:30 and let the excitement begin!Melanie got lots of clothes and toys, including a robotic dog that eats, drinks, AND pees.  It wasn't the one that she asked for (Biscuit), but it was close enough to appease … Continue Reading ››

Christmas Eve

Everybody loves to have family around at Christmas, but it's also pretty nice to be able to just hang out at home over the holidays.  While we are planning to drive to Kelowna to visit Sean's family on Boxing Day, we decided to enjoy a quiet Christmas at home with just our immediate family.We started it all off with a nice family meal and a cozy fire on Christmas Eve.  Here are a few pictures...I will try to get some pictures of the gift opening extravaganza soon!