Saturday, October 30, 2010

Thanksgiving !

Together with Our Family
Celebrated on October  9, 2010
It was a beautiful weekend for our family to spend together (except for one,our son Ian who was away working). It ended up being the perfect day to put everyone to work getting firewood. Mike and Nathan kept busy with the chainsaws and running the log-splitter. The grandchildren were there as well to help load logs into the truck, as you can see they spent some of their time in the cab of the truck playing ...!!!  Katie, Nathan & Mike loaded all the wood.  I was busy at the house preparing Thanksgiving dinner.

Closing in on lunchtime, I decided to venture down to Oma's woodpile to check if they were going to stop for lunch.  The kids wanted to go up to Oma's house for a visit and have some hot chocolate (oma didn't have any so I went home to bring her some) It was great,  because in the meantime Oma made lunch for everyone ... !!! Lucky for me , one meal was enough for this group.  Called the guys up for a bite to eat and had an enjoyable time eating, chatting and lots of laughing.

I went back to the house to continue with dinner and the guys loaded and unloaded a couple more truck & trailer full of firewood.   Kendall & Daigen arrived to help me set up for dinner, bringing me a fall arrangement for the centre of the table ...  absolutely beautiful ...!!! 

Firewood stacked, tools put away, everyone showered and dressed to sit down to a well-deserved dinner.
Grateful to have celebrated Thanksgiving dinner with our family, friends and those who are dear to our hearts always in our thoughts.  What a beautiful life....!!!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Qualicum Beach,BC

Left Mayook on August 15, 2010 for Qualicum Beach to visit our friends Rob & Cindy. We spent 5 wonderful days touring the area, fishing, crabbing, eating, drinking, etc ... little sleeping ...!! We went to the Old Country Market in Coombs where the goats graze on the rooftops, did some shopping and then went for dinner to a little restaurant for fish & chips ... mmmm ... halibut !

On August 18 we were all ready to go out to do some salmon fishing and trap us some prawns ... we took the boat to French Creek Harbour, launched it and away we went ... NOT ... tried to get out to the open water and had to turn around and head back ... the weather turned on us ... nasty, wind, huge waves ... whitecaps ... ! So disappointed that we were not able to go out on the ocean. Rob & Cindy decided that we would travel to Nanaimo to catch some crabs off the wharf. We were delighted ... lot's of crab ... yeah, dinner for that night. Enjoyed our time with our dear friends, lot's of fun, hugs & kisses ....!

We left the next day for Port Alberni for our fishing adventure in Bamfield.