Saturday, June 30, 2012

Fractured Ribs and Bleeding Hearts

While in Calgary, my dad and I had planned to attempt another bike ride.  Unfortunately, a previous small bike accident resulted in the fracture of a couple of his ribs.  He's doing fine, but is taking a brief break from biking.  He's used this break to purchase a new bike!    
The weather didn't help either, it rained and rained.  Calgary has received so much rain that portions of the bike paths are flooded.
With little else to do, I resorted to taking photos of my parent's garden.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Crispy

"It's crispy" was Brendan's verdict.
And he wasn't talking about KFC either.
No, a couple of weekends ago we celebrated Brendan's First Communion.
Even though the day consisted of one of Brendan's least favourite activities (taking pictures), I think he still managed to have a great time!

There were so many pictures taken, that this little girl felt the need to pull out her infamous grumpy face.

Brendan's impeccable taste choices of cream soda and macaroons made sure the post-communion festivities were a hit!

(with the help of his little sister of course!)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

G is for Gunilla, gardening and....grease fires!

We were fortunate to have Mamma G drop by for a visit a few weeks ago.  She whipped our butts into gear and got us planting and digging.  Now our gardening is all done, and we just have to watch things grow, grow, grow!

Roger's planning on planting some of his tools.

I also used Mamma G's visit as an excuse to try out my new Krumkake iron that I got for Christmas.

You place this metal contraption on top of the stove element and heat it nice and hot.
Mamma G and I heated it soooo hot that we set fire to the stove top (twice eeeps!).  
Thankfully her level headed thinking saved the day and we were able to put the fire out.  I was hoping that Roger had missed the action by snoozing on the couch, but he heard it all.  He gave us a pop quiz afterwards on how to put a grease fire out.

Here you can see the scorch marks on my new iron.
And below, you can see a rather crispy Krumkake.

 After our initial excitement with the fire, I turned the heat WAY down.
We ended up with undercooked floppy Krumkake.

Then, some ghostly pale Krumkake

But by the end, we got the hang of things and were making crispy golden Krumkake!

Doesn't Mamma G look nice in this sweater?  
Guess who made it?


Sunday, June 10, 2012

Spring around the House

Here's a few photos I snapped a couple of weeks ago. 
We are officially out of the deep freeze!

I think I take these same photos every year, but these flowers appear for such a short blip in time that I just can't help myself.