Saturday, September 29, 2007


credits: Jill for the paper beads and ribbons
Wench for the pink paper heart

A happy marriage has in it
all the pleasures of friendship,
all the enjoyments of sense and reason and indeed,
all the sweets of life.

For who you are now.
I will love you tomorrow for who you will be then.
And if you stay the same throughout the years,
My love for you will not diminish.
The excitement I feel with you will not die.
You will be as special to me tomorrow as you are today.
And if you should change in any way,
my love for you will remain the same.
I will encourage you praise you love you.
I will support you, help you, pray for you.
I will not stop loving you.

Wishing you all the best in the coming years of your lives, Shawn and Mindi!

( I want to thank my sis Barb for helping me to get this up on my blog and for the beautiful words she wrote for Shawn and Mindi ...thanks ya )

Cute couple hey....

On Wednesday the 26th of Sept. was Shawn and Mindi anniversary..I am so sorry this is late getting up here ...but I want both of you to know how much we love you and our prayers are always with you .....I hope you have a great time in Grand Praire....and I pray your love grows more each and everyday two deserve the best and I know the Lord has His hand on you guys ...again all our love

Monday, September 24, 2007

Well as many of you know we have park ourselves on Edith Lake just before the September long weekend. We have see so many wonderful things here from the sky to birds to just the has been an awesome place to be . We have made many friends here...Hi to Karen and Mickey (they are from Williams Lake area...and to Bill and His wife (from diesel pusher..they have headed to the States...we wish you the best...see you next year.

These pictures below are ones I thought I didn't do to bad on ...but that is one girls opinion..hehehe

How the sun going down changes the look ...any comments or ideas I might have done ..are more than welcome.....

Now this guy here is my prize picture...Barry and I were fishing and the dragon flies are always buzzing around they are so fast ...never stay in one place long enough ...well this one here ..I start talking to ..silly but I keep telling him I wanted his picture...Barry was getting a kick out this ...but when he saw my picture ..he was amazed..and so was I .....what do you think ???

Sunday, September 23, 2007

You Make Me Smile Award
My sister in law Barb....sent me this award and it is an honor to receive this ...she is always there for me ..
always check and reading and leaving awesome comments on my blog ..
Please check out her blog ..just click on her name and you will arrive
at a place where you can feel right at home and also this lady is very
talent and always has a free something for you .
Love you Barb ...and Thanks

Saturday, September 22, 2007

So after saying goodbye to DJ and Candy and the kids ..and Samantha..( who I won't get to see for another three weeks) We headed to Uncle Bob and Aunt Rose's for a lunch ..and boy what a lunch ..they spoiled us rotten . I want to thank you both ..especially you Auntie Rose for making Melissa feel so welcome..see Melissa was not feeling good ..and Auntie Rose reached out and made her feel at home ....again THANKS . We loved the visit and I would of loved to stay longer ...but you know time we will make it longer.....

Now I know this is late ..but Barry and I and Melissa ..want to wish you a belated Happy Birthday ..and we send all our love ......XOXOXO

Friday, September 21, 2007

Barry and I and Melissa ...joined DJ and Candy and Drew and Keisha for a fun filled weekend at the PNE...Samantha was meeting down us down there(as she has been attending BCIT)and boy it was fun. Because of my knee I did not get to go on any rides ..but I got to watch and snap a few pictures of a really great time. We arrived at the coast Friday ...the next morning Barry's twin brother Billy join us all for breakfast ...thanks Bill it was great of you to came over to the place we stayed at and to joins us. We then headed over for a fun filled day ..thanks guys it was fun. Sunday we all had to head home ..we stayed a little longer we had family we wanted to see and they wanted to see us to and spend some time together.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Well by August we were home in B.C. again. Back in Barriere ...where we consider our second home ..or our base. The Johnson have done so much for us when we park there it's like home. The first night home the sky was so alive don't mind all the evening sky shoots. We rested there for about a week then headed over to the Thompson River close to where my mom and dad live...and spend by the pictures you can see the girls really enjoyed themselves. Our next big outing will be going down to the PNE....we will head back up to Barriere from the river ....and down to the coast ....with DJ & Candy & Drew & Keisha & us ...going to meet Samantha who is down there doing her first apprentice in sheet metal at BCIT. ....

Today I am posting this recipe ....I hope you will like it ...

Chicken substitutes beautifully for fattier beef in this wholesome chili. The baked chips add fiber, flavour, and crunch without extra fat.

White Chicken Chili
¾ lb boneless, skinless chicken breast,cubed
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
2 cans (12oz) navy beans, rinsed and drained
1 tsp ground cumin
½ tsp salt
1/8 tsp ground red pepper
4 cups baked tortilla chips
½ cup shredded reduced-fat extra-sharp Cheddar cheese
1. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat .
Add the chicken, and cook for 10 minutes , or until no longer pink, stirring frequently.
Remove, and set aside. Recoat the skillet. Add the onion and garlic, and cook for 5
minutes, or until soft.
2. Place the chicken, onion, and garlic in a slow cooker. Add the broth, beans, cumin, salt, and
pepper. Simmer on low for 5 to 6 hours. Serve over the tortilla chips, topped with cheese.

Per serving: 185 calories, 17 grams protein , 23 grams carbs, 4 grams fat, 1 gram saturate fat,
30 mg chol, 4 grams fiber , 678 mg sodium.

Diet exchanges: 0 milk , ½ vegetables, 0 fruit , 1 ½ bread, 1 ½ meat, ½ fat

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Well here we go into the K-Country or Kananaskis Country....and Dave and Neti we were right this is beautiful country.....well worth the time....we had decide to go back to B.C thru the Alberta side till we go to Jasper ...Barry and Melissa had never see the ice fields...and we all had not see the K-Country...and well if you ever get a chance do the trip . And as you can see heading into the ice fields it was awesome ..there is a place where you can stop and actually walk and snowmobile up on the glaciers....worth the time....we were luck to get a camping spot ....very busy but not to the point of ugly...traffic problems or any other problems. Barry and I hope to get back there again...some great place to fish ...hey dave and Neti lets meet up their would be awesome....hehehe

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Well over to Sparwood from was nice to be going back into the mountains and their beauty. Well we got to Sparwood and it was so great seeing David and Neti ...Dave had six days off and we had plan to spend a week with them .....something Dave always wanted to do since he had moved here 7 years ago was to float down the Elk River that is what him and Barry did for 2 days ..and boy those brothers had girl went shopping...hehehehe. That Neti girl... boy the meals were awesome ..and we also got to spend our anniversary with them July 30th Barry and I have been married 19 years...( we have been together for 22 years actually) thanks guys for the cake it was awesome ..and the time we spend together. We have another surprise from Dave and Neti ..but I want to blog it in time it will be up on my blog. Oh yes ...the girls were the only ones to catch fish girl rock.. hey Neti. Wish we had more time ...but Dave and Neti had to go back to work . So we headed out ...Dave and Neti had told us about the K we headed through K country and towards the Columbia Ice field's.....

Monday, September 17, 2007

Well after leaving Sturgeon Lake ..we headed to Drumheller...Barry and Melissa have never been to the Royal Tyrrell Museum..yes the dinosaur place. Barry got to see how flat the prairies are ...I was born in Alberta I has its own beauty. Well the drive to Drumheller was awesome.....and the museum a must for all to see . The Hoodoos a must also .... the one big dinosaur you see that is standing in the air can walk up there and look out his mouth ...Barry and Melissa did..sorry I did not get a great picture ...but I did get a video on Barry's video was an awesome time there...we will leave here to go over to David and Neti's in Sparwood....

I hope you will take the time to go through the slide shows of our travels ....

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Well today is a very special's Barb's birthday....we here want to wish her the best ..tell her we love her more than words can say....and when God made Barb ..He created an angel right here on earth ....Happy Birthday Sis....(be seeing you soon)

Well here are some more fun pictures of our Big Adventure....this is a beautiful spot and if ever you get up that way stop for a night or two...the park cost $14.50 a night ...and all the firewood you can burn..but also the camping spot are very private...the lake is load with Walleye and Northern Pike ....this was Melissa's first time seeing fish like this ...and as we all know walleye is awesome tasting fish....well I hope you in joy the slide show ....

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Before heading into Fairview ....we stop at a place called is a beautiful spot ..we camped the cost $25.00 for the night ...with power included fire wood it allowed us to take the tour of the historical was a place where alot of fur trading was done....the Hudson Bay company had astore will notice the church and the beautiful painting inside it..these pictures were painted with...stuff found like yellow was egg yolk raspberries or is awesome to pictures don't do it justice...after taking this tour ...if you stop and took their 10 minute survey....they gave you a coupon for any other historical site for free....we picked the museum in Drumheller..which would of cost us $30.00 ...boy does Alberta do an awesome job of promoting their province. Mindi and the girl came down and camped with us in the fifth wheel ...see we can too have company came...thanks Mindi and Jordana and Matty for coming and spending the night.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Well has many of you know we are now on the big adventure ....we started off living at a lake since june 15th then off to Fairview Alberta July 15th hanging with the Shawn and Mindi and the grandkids Jordana and Matty.....awesome...trip through the highway that leads to Mcbride and then on to PG and Chetwynd ...boy that town has grown...then over to Dawson Creek..then over to Rycroft, Alberta then up to Fairview.....we got to spend a week with the kids ..thanks guys ..well I hope you will enjoy some of the pictures of the start of our trip

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Good Morning to all ..I know I have be away but I will be updating soon..we have been on our Big Adventure....and have some great times with family and friends and also new friends who also do what we do ....they have given us some great advise and share some wonderful times with us .....hope you well all be back to see and read on our travel.
Hugs and love to all .