Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Well we did it ...dinner a night of remembering good times and times that were tough ..
but here we are ...20 years later 3
thanks for all the love and calls ..
Thanks to Olivia for the elements and paper used for this layout ...
please check out Mrs Miles blog for more on Olivia

Sturgeon Lake to The Peace River to Fairview and Home

Well our holidays have came to an end for the month of July …we will head out again here in another week. For another 12 days …of fun . But before I move on to that holiday I want to finish this holiday.
I want to thank Shawn and Mindi for making the trip over to Surgeon Lake and the time we had with them…we love seeing the granddaughters Jordana and Madison . They were so much fun. ….
Our son had so much fun out fishing his dad ….and me. And that Mindi can she cook …she made these awesome pies for each one of us over the fire ….cherry or apple were the choices. She got me out on the bike and off we went looking for the beaver dam that was located somewhere in the park was fun Mindi …thanks for the great time.
Melissa, Jordana, and Madison had an awesome time from fishing to card making to riding bikes to swimming and I do mean a lot of swimming ….those girls could of swam till the cows came home..the water was so warm . Melissa was asked back to Uncle Shawn and Aunty Mindi’s for a VBS (bible study week) so we said sure ….so Barry and I did get some time alone on this lake. Thanks for asking guys she loved it …she made new friends and learned a lot .
We left Sturgeon Lake ahead towards Fairview….but we decide to stop at Dunvagen to fish the might Peace River ….boy that river moves ..but we had an awesome time …and it was awesome …both Barry and I caught Northern Pike …boy they sure do get big in the river these fish. No pickerel caught ..darn it. But it was awesome just to catch a fish. We got to watch a helicopter fly in supplies to a crew of fellows working on the Peace River …there are plans to build a big Hydro dam there.

Melissa at VBS in Fairview
After two days there we headed into Fairview to a family lunch that the VBS was doing for the kids and had fun …Papa got a video so has soon as he can he will do a little one for me to blog . The girls were so cute. We spend the next day and a half with the kids …we then left on Sunday afternoon …and headed through the busy BIG city of Grand Prairie…boy that place is so busy and growing so much….looking for a job go there …so many jobs available ..and good pay to boot . We travel down to Hinton and parked there for the night ..and let me tell you it was not a good night …we found out at the point that our cat Sassy had got out of her kennel and was we have a very sad Melissa, Papa and Grama …she is tattoo so just maybe someone will turn her in to the SPCA where she is registered. So going to sleep was rough for Melissa . Well the next morning we did some shopping at Walmart ..and then head home…it is still so green up around this area. Well I must say drivers today they are scarey …they pass on solid yellow lines and they really don’t care who they take out ….we had these two little black cars..that seemed to love jumping in between the motorhomes, trailers was driving Barry crazy one got so close to our backend that we had to stop they were going to be in the bumper. So Barry decide to stop at Robson Prov. Park to let these people pass …then on we went only to get a bit down the road an accident …a little black car ..head on into a Semi truck ..the trucker tried to miss the car and hit a row of motorcycles and one fellow standing by them got a broken leg ….trucker drive was ok …now in this little black car ..which had hardly anything left of it ..well the drive dead …11 year old dead….26 year dead ..a little boy was helicopter out and is in serious condition ..the woman who was driving ..was their aunty. You see the lines were both solid yellow and no one should of been trying to pass ..and not when a truck that big is coming at you..and please plan your time with enough time …life is to short and to gamble with it …it is even shorter. So that was are sad ending to a very awesome trip ..and time with family. And here shortly we will be spending some more time with family ……well all our love to all hope to see all of you over this summer holiday.

Love and hugs
God Bless you all
(I hope you will watch the small slide shows ....)
Well here we are July 30th …my anniversary…

Barry and I have been legally married 20 years we have been together longer then that. When Barry and I meet I was getting over my first marriage a time when I really did not care if I ever married again. But then I meet this person who well made things different ….I know a lot of you out there might not believe this …but when Barry and I meet we talk ..and I mean talk night we were on the phone for 2 hours talking about who or what we liked . It was nice to have a friend .. who wasn’t trying to get laid. I know some what to believe .. she trapped him …or what ever . But it was not and the Lord knows I can put my hand on the Bible or on my mom’s life and swear this to be true …a jump in the hay did not happen for awhile . We just talked ….. he meet my kids and they loved him right away ….my kids had no trouble adopting Barry and he felt the same way. He has been their dad ever since …and that is going on 23 years ago now . So today is special …I want to thank those that stood by Barry and I …with prayers …love and friendship…you know who you are …you know how much we love you all ….for those of you that hate the fact Barry is still with me …I pray one day you will remove that root of hate ….or bullying ….or cutting us down and trying to show Barry how wrong he is …for your brother has loved me and does love me...and he loves you all ….so on this anniversary we want to wish you all the best ….and many you all have many more happy and loving anniversaries. And maybe ..just maybe …one day you will see your brother is a smart man ..and HE IS LOVED by this woman very much .

Thanks to KimB for the paper and elements used in this layout...this comes froms KimB kit Softly Sweet and you can purchase this kit at DSO

One last layout I have been working on ..I hope you will enjoy it ..the paper the elements are from the sweet ....the bestest....the greastest...friend ..sister..sister-in-law a person can have and did I mention talented and creative and also my guardian angel ....well all others just dump and run ..she stands and tell me how it is with love and understanding ...and still accepts me for me ...

Olivia ODorazio ( aka) Mrs Miles

You can purchase this kit from Sophia Shoppe also

This is my son Shawn ....and me you dearly Shawn ..and thanks again for sharing your time and family with us ....we love you all

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Sky's over Sturgeon lake

Sturgeon Lake

Well are time with the kids here at Sturgeon Lake ..has ended ...they have headed home.
Here are some photos ...
as you see by the slide show ..the sky ...oh the sky Jordana having fun

Melissa and Jordana making some cards for Auntie's

All of us

Saturday, July 19, 2008

And here is the catch of the day ....a beautiful Pickeral ....good eats for dinner.

Those girls are in the water for hours and it is warm water...and the beach is sandy ....Melissa has made some friends she doing a lot of swimming now

From left to right ...Melissa ...Mindi...Jordanna....Matty

He or she is so tame ...I actually got this close to him ...there is no zoom here is me walking up to see how close I could get to him..or her. But we found out the potato chips were enough for him or her to stay put for some photos ....

Well has you can see the sky's here show all for miles ...wish I knew how to capture all the different colors in the sky ...but alas ..this is one of my better times ..taken pictures of the sky.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Well the catch of the day so far ....Shawn and his dad went out this morning and this what happened ...boy dad you have some work now to catch up ....
Theses pictures are from yesterday
Well here is the fish I got ...Barry held it for me to show you how long it is ....
And let me tell you he put up a good fight ....Barry figured he weighed about 10 pounds ...I could of kept the fish but ...hey we are just beginning to fish

Jordana and Melissa were catching fish left right and centre....
Melissa 6----Jordana 5 all of them walleye ..nothing they could keep
but a lot of fun for them .

Monday, July 14, 2008

On the Road

Well we have started...the holiday ...the trip to meet our son and his family...
I am so excited to have time with Shawn and Mindy and the grandkids...
Jordana and Madison. Melissa is counting the hours and minutes..till they arrive tomorrow
all our love ...I will posted more of the holiday ...

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Melissa ----Keisha ----Drew

Melissa --- Keisha
Dj took the kids golfing Saturday ....they had a gas. Melissa likes golfing we are hopeing to do more of it .( now I just need to hit that little white ball). We head out early Sunday starting the trip to Surgeon Lake . Will try and keep you posted...and have lots of pictures ...all our love

Friday, July 11, 2008

Well she did it ..she passed to Grade 7 ....way to go girl

add so did Hope

..are newest addition to our family ....

She is Corey's daughter ...and has we all know Corey is the man in Samantha life.

So you will be seeing more of the three of them .

I want to say thanks first to Olivia ( aka Barb) for the first kit called Peppermint and Polka Dots(which you can purchase at Sophia Shoppe) and for the second layout thanks to KimB ...called Softly Sweet( this can be purchased at DSO Shop. Thank you again without these ladies talented I would be lost . Make sure to check out their blogs or the shops .

Thank you so much ladies

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Well guys it is your day ...spend it spoiling one another from all of us
(Thanks to KimB for the layout used )
I was just a t my SIL blog Mrs Miles and she has a beautiful layout
done for Mike and Nina to ...please stop by and bless her .
(always remember you can click on the picture to make it bigger)

Monday, July 7, 2008

This weekend we had the honour to watch this awesome boy play ball...
He is the first baseman and he is good at it...and the pitcher for the Clearwater Crushers
Brock did an awesome job along with their catcher ..the boys played has a team and YES
they finished first in the tournament ...and there were teams from all over B.C.
this team walked away with the Gold medal ....
(just for those that may not know it DJ is Drew's dad)
DJ and Candy were very proud of him ...
Thanks to Barb for the paper used in the layout and to KimB for the elements used

Saturday, July 5, 2008

This Candy and DJ ..they had a wedding to go today here they are not their own wedding (darn ) but one down the street from DJ's house ...they looked so good you guys .... This layout is thanks to Kimband this layout to Barb and also KimB
Well this is the way the afternoon began...Rayne came out to to spend the night ..and well the quad is so much fun the girls started running around ...well it was not long and Melissa showed Rayne how to ride the quad and off Rayne went ..then Melissa to turned to the dirty bike ...she loves riding it ..she has started a jar reads ...Saving for a dirty bikes every little penny she gets goes into this jar ..and she wants all of you to know THANKS TO ALL who have been dropping money into her jar for her has you can see the girls are having fact has I write this they are still on the quad and bike...and it is 10:20

Celebrating Judy and the Children!

This slide show was done by my sister - in-law Barb is an awesome job ..please make sure you stop by her blog ..she has some very awesome stuff and info for all ...thanks sis ya!!!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

These two girls hit it off...they were always finding fun where ever they went

Abigail and Sienna

This is Abigail and Hannah and Owen ...these kids had so much fun ...water fights to catching frogs...

Owen and Sienna

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

This long weekend was filled with fun and family and good friends ...we want to say it was awesome ..thanks to all that came up for a visit and camping out (some for the very first time)and an awesome feed of ribs...(done by Corey)
to the Sunday breakfast (done by Quentin)
The weather the swimming ...and the awesome company.
Well pirate Papa was at it again ...the kids love to do treasure hunts ...the map and the gold coins lead the way to the X where treasure is hidden...

I will be adding more pictures as the week goes on ...just trying to do a little bit to each one ..and a bit of a story to who they are ...have a great week and Happy Canda Day
Well has you can see these girls are having lots of fun and Papa is to ..hahaha
The lake is warming nicely ...even Shari and I and Samantha and the Ellesia and Melissa swam floated to the other side of the lake..and yes we got a bit sun burnt ..but it was fun ...there is a rope tied to a tree where they swing out and drop in the water ...well has we all know Samantha is I'll try anything once ..maybe even a few more times ..wish my camera had been water proof...some good swings were made.

These little ducklings have grown so much since we got here ..the girls have been feeding them ...Ellesia would love to take one home ...but has you can see in the last picture Mommy or Daddy Goose says no way...