Friday, April 6, 2012

First day of School


So I went back to school.  Yep I took a new position as an Educational Assistant at the kids school.  I am loving every minute of it!IMG_5604

Here we are all on our first day.  The best part is that we walk out our front door to the school and we all get to walk home together after.


Beach Day

I was looking through some old pictures of a beach day from last summer.  After the big snow day we just had I am looking forward to the summer!


Some sand sculptures.


I love this picture of Isla!  How cute is she with that mad face. 


And my handsome little dude!


In the shade with a book!


Somehow I took this picture upside down!


My little beach bums!


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Red Deer Highland Games

My goal in coming back to highland dancing was to compete in the Red Deer Highland Games.  I was so nervous!  Isla danced in the morning, here we are, she is much calmer than I was.

We had lots of support from my family, my mom and dad were there and Wenda and her boys.  It was really great to have everyone there, but the boys all agreed that this was way more boring than a hockey tournament!


She was so great and won a couple of medals!  I absolutely love the look on her face, it says it all.


Here I am, so happy to have made it this far.  And ready to get it all over with!


I didn’t embarrass myself and did all my dances without falling or forgetting my steps!  I didn’t even kick my sword.  I however was not a medal winner, but I was relieved to have gotten this far!


The really crappy part about all of this is that in my first of 5 dances that day I hurt my foot.  It didn’t hurt to dance so I continued on, it did hurt to walk on though and by the time I got home it was so swollen and very painful.  It continued to be swollen for about 6 weeks after this and bothered me off and on depending on what I was up to.  I did try to go back to dance this fall but I have not been able to dance pain free since then.  As Ed has pointed out, it may be time in my life to switch to yoga, ha ha! 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Coolest Wedding

So we were very lucky to get invited with the kids to a wonderful wedding experience.  The Groom is Sikh and the Bride is Chinese, the wedding was a mix of these two cultures and mixed the traditions of them both.  It started on Friday night with the Mendhi and something else I can’t remember the name of.  This was the women’s party and they sang and danced and the did the henna tattooing.  Isla was thrilled to get in on that!


We got to stay at the Delta Bessborough, a beautiful hotel.  There was too much going on before we left and I didn’t pack Adam’s suitcase very well, poor guy!  No pajamas, and I left behind one of his pairs of dress pants, dress shirt and tie.  He had to wear some do overs but he still looked very handsome!



Bright and early the next morning (7:30am) we were down in front of the hotel waiting for the groom.  He arrived with a drummer and his entourage of women.  They all had on the most incredible sari’s!


He mounted a horse and rode it up to the doors of the church.  So cool, Adam thought it was awesome that he got to carry a sword, and Isla loved the horse.

The big moment.  Niran was very nervous, well we all were as it would have been a bit awkward if the groom fell off the horse!


Doesn’t he look awesome!


With his mom and dad, they came in to the hotel where the bride’s family waited to greet him and there was a ceremony as we went in for breakfast.


It was a beautiful breakfast!




Then it was time for the first ceremony.  This was a traditional Sikh ceremony.  We all wore head coverings.


Some rocked the look better than others!


We all sat on the floor and the ceremony all took place around a four cornered structure that the bride and groom walked around.  When they had gone around 4 times they were married.  It was beautiful!  She was beautiful!

This is Niran arriving.


In only got this small picture of Audrey.  It really doesn’t give this outfit justice.  She was stunning!


Next was the civil ceremony.  The bride with her mom and dad.  Another beautiful outfit!


Niran awaiting his bride.


And the final outfits of the night.  This was at the reception. 


The food, the dancing, the visiting.  It was so much fun!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Rosetown stop!


So on our way to the wedding in Saskatoon we stopped in to visit my Grandma.  Yes she is still on her own and still looking after herself.  This time though I wondered how long that was going to be possible. 

We took her out for lunch at the Dairy Queen.  It always feels a bit weird but she seems to love to go there and she always has the same thing, a cheeseburger, a cup of coffee and and ice cream cone.

June 16, 2011 Isla’s recital!


My girl back in June finally lost her first tooth! 


Here we are waiting for her chance to get on stage and play her piano piece. 


And here is the Birthday Boy, killing time until it is over.  He finally got a DS that same day for his birthday.  What a great way to spend your birthday!


And my handsome husband!


They sang a bit,


And played a bit!


As soon as we were done the concert off we went.  Headed to Rosetown on our way to Saskatoon, we had a wedding to get to!

Grandma Turns 94


My Grandma turned 94 this summer and we got to join some others in my family for a hamburger cook out.  It was great to see everyone!


It was a hot day in Rosetown Sasktachewan!