Monday, April 30, 2012

Birthdays X 2

For my birthday this year, Roger made me a delicious supper of spicy spaghetti, a green onion cake and DQ ice cream cake of course!  

I got some lovely presents.
A stunning portrait from Erin:

An intricate, but perhaps not entirely birthday appropriate, drawing from Brendan:

A composter!

And.... a 400 litre collapsible rain barrel! 

For Roger's birthday, he asked for the usual...

Smörgås torta

I must say, I think this is my nicest smörgås torta yet.  I was inspired by all the food magazines Mamma G had shown me from Sweden.

He also got some lovely gifts:

A handmade Chu Totoro

I had a little trouble with his eyes!
Another lovely portrait by Erin
Look at all those teeth!
We were also lucky to have Hans and Dianne visit--especially because Handy Hans helped us set up the rain barrel and composter (even though it may look like Roger's doing most of the work in the photos).

Friday, April 27, 2012

Easter 2012

For Easter, Roger and I headed down to Camrose to celebrate with Mama G. 

When we arrived we found these 4 little bunnies on our bed.  Despite how pretty they looked... they didn't last very long at all.

The wizardress in the kitchen.

We were also lucky enough to catch up with some other family members

And got to visit with Baby Pebbles.

Some other Spring photos from around Mama G's House


Although we did some powdering of our faces, some time ago, Megan and I also headed out to Powderface in K-country to do some snowshoeing.  Unfortunately, the snow was hard to come by, but we managed to find some, and although snowshoes may have been overkill, it was fun regardless.

Here, we are playing Man Tracker.

 And here is the fence to keep out the man eating cows.

Luckily we didn't see any man eating cows because as you can see above, Megan's brute strength DESTROYED the fence so that we could get through.

By the way, look what I did with Megan's hair!

Spring so far has been a bit spastic.  There's been warm days punctuated with cold snowy days which is good because it allowed us to ski all the way until the end of March.  I think it was the first time since coming to Fort Mac. that I've been able to ski past daylight savings which meant being able to ski after dinner without a headlamp!

I promise, that's the end of the ski photos for the season.