Sunday, August 25, 2013

what a rack, and other random news

It may seem odd to see this photo.
Eric teaching Lucy how to ride a bike.  She is 8 after all.
But being that she has not really been exposed or had opportunity (because of unsafe and hilly streets in Ecuador) to learn how to ride a bike, it didn't happen any sooner.  Now that we are safely and happily on Evergreen  Ave. and there was a bike available, the time was ripe!  She learned extremely quickly and is now a fine, fine cyclist.
We also had a brief hailstorm last weekend.  I tried to take some shots of the hail bouncing on the trampoline - it was quite entertaining - but it was pretty dark outside and the flash kept glaring off the window.  I was not willing to sacrifice myself by going outside in the middle of it!
On Tuesday I headed to the big city of Winnipeg to do a little shopping.  As I was driving along, I thought you might all want to see some of the more scenic views of where we now live.  It may take your breath away.  Here is from one side of the car.
From the other side:
And out of the front windshield.
I'm sure it is now clear why we moved where we moved.....
My hope was to find a sofa at Costco like the ones we had seen in Fairfield.  No luck.  They sold out of them the week before.  Argh.  I thought we might just finally get a nice sofa.  I did, however, find a snowsuit for Cade.  He loves it, in spite of his look of mild disgust.... that look was more because of me taking a photo.  Even though we have been having some very hot, humid weather, he as ask twice if he could wear it!  Um, no.
And Lucy the Lunatic.
A few days ago we spent a wonderful afternoon and evening at Uncle Weigand and cousin Paul's land.  We've always called it Uncle Weigand's Land and people think we are talking about some amusement park.  Anywho, we LOVE going there and it is always a wonderful time.

After some playing and swimming, it was wiener roasting time for dinner.

Glenda brought these lovelies:
Perogy Platter and Grilled Cheese and Ketchup flavored chips.  Yes, that is correct.  You read that right.  Apparently they also have pizza and cheeseburger flavored.  
I have two words for you:  gross  (yes, I know that is only one.... it is kind of a family joke from the movie "Cheaper by the Dozen").  Canada has always had a lot of weird flavored potato chips and some of them have even found their way to the US, but this?  This is a little over the top.

On our way out we cross paths with an amazing stag.  What a rack on that thing.  Unfortunately it was dusk, in the woods and we only had the point and shoot so the photo was either with the flash - which left the picture black with two glowing eyes - or really blurry.  Bummer, because it really was an amazing deer.
It was also a full moon - another bummer for not having a good camera.  A gorgeous harvest moon - when the moon is large, low and orange.
We felt so blessed to have a great day with family and then finish it off with two incredible doses of God's creation.

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