Saturday, June 06, 2009


All the pictures in this post are from my dad's surprise 55th birthday. We were all supposed to dress up in his `I'm almost retired and now I'm going to live in my workshop clothes' type theme.
1. We are leaving this week for a road trip to Alberta for my cousins wedding. Our van broke (and got fixed by Gary's dad!) today. If I won a million dollars, I would buy a brand new Honda Odyssey. I love ours but its a little finicky. C'est la vie. I know Kai travels well, but Koen? We will see. We are staying in a cabin in Revelstoke the first night..should be fun! I hope we see some wildlife.

(Dude, I haven't worn that skirt in years and NOW IT FITS!! WOOHOO. It may be short but whatever, it fits!! I'm really proud of myself for getting to pre-Koen weight. I really don't believe that I can lose the `Kai weight' (10lbs more) but we will see. Doesn't hurt to try. I'm very happy with where I am at right now.)
2. Had my last football game today. It was not a very fun one...the other team was, um, not the most sportsmanlike. Oh well, back to it in 2 more months. In the meantime, I need to figure out what I can do to get a super intense work out. More family runs? Hiking?
My dad with the 8 women in his life now (my sisters, Joanne, her 2 daughters. The two on the far right are actually both named Jaclyn!) Not sure why I got the torso...And yes, my dad knows that socks and sandals aren't cool.
Steve sporting my dad's work vest. Looks like it fits perfectly Steven:)
Jan and first!
Me and Jackie
Koen grabs anything in front of him. Don't look might be a beer. This is why we don't ask Jan to babysit. Just kidding Janny Bear.
3. Oh ya, family runs! I was going to buy a pricey double jogging stroller (BOB one) but decided to get a cheaper one off of craigslist. It's a Schwinn double jogger and I'm impressed with it. I can push both kids with one finger. Seriously. Gary and I have taken the kids on two runs together so far and there will be many more to come. On Thurs night, the boys both fell asleep in it!
4. We've got an engagement shoot tonight and I'm glad its overcast. Did you know that with a one hour photo shoot there are about 3 hours post production editing etc.? Just so you know. In case you were wondering. Think about all the pictures from 10 hours at a wedding. Ya.
5. Presidents Choice `Loads of Caramel Cashew Toffee' icecream...very good.
6. I don't like blogging on the weekend because nobody reads it but oh well.
7. Koen gets up on all fours and rocks. He can move backwards already. This guy is a mover! This is new territory as Kai never crawled or spent any time on his tummy.
8. Have a great Sunday all.


  1. That's a great picture of you and Jackie!

  2. we read it Louise!!
    Have fun on the road trip
    I'm sure Koen will travel fine.

  3. Sean works weekends so I am always appreciative of a good blog read!! The party looks like fun. I am glad you got a good running stroller. Ours is cheap and extremely heavy. I used to run with the older two and wondered why I was getting such bad headaches all the time........turns out it was from neck tension. That is so great that you are getting out as a family. What a great way to encourage being active!

  4. You look fantastic!!

  5. 1. I don't like my fuzzy hair :)
    2. I like your make-up in that photo (with me with the fuzzy hair).
    3. Cute kids!

  6. Anonymous9:01 PM

    Great pics, especially the one of your dad and all his girls . . take care!! ggroot

  7. Your dad is a lucky man to have so many women in his life! :) You look fab for just having had a baby in Jan. I did the Grouse Grind this weekend. BRUTAL. You could probably do it in a 1/3 of the time it took me.