Sunday, September 18, 2011

Goats. And Apples.

Two little girlies sitting on the fence. The bleating goats on the other side still seem to hold a certain amount of fascination for them.

Those little four-legged friends are being fed the apples that have fallen from our trees. Getting their daily dose of antioxidants and fibre.

Our apple tree is loaded this year. What to do with all that juicy, crunchy fruit? If you have any favorite recipes, please send them along.

I think I need some new ones. Muffins and pie are becoming too ordinary.

Or else the goats will most certainly be getting their annual dosage of Vitamin C.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sizzlin' September.

We typically spend our Labour Day Mondays at the Arlington Conference.

This year we boycotted it.
Too impatient for the border line-ups.
Too lazy to pack for the weekend.
Too weary from an eventful summer.

So instead of dressing up, we beach-bummed it at Boundary Bay for the afternoon.

There's no denying it.
Chilled mango juice tastes way better chugged from the can on a beach, than swishing down brown-bagged sandwiches at your school desk.

Look at that scenery, I live here.
Not at the beach, no.
But surrounded by ocean and mountains, year-round.
Breath-taking, I know.

Here's something else that's breath-taking.
A couple of middle-aged folks relaxing on the beach.

Adding a last top-up to their summer tans.
And definitely increasing their current wrinkle count.

We've switched gears now, and are back to the routine of school and work.
Missin' the lazy holiday mode, but the hot summer weather is still sticking around.

Been high twenties all week. And I'll take all the sunshine I can get.

Here's my little sunshine girls.
Lookin' rather thrilled about the prospect of returning to school, don't you think?

This morning proved to be a different kettle of fish in the mood department.
Not so thrilled about getting up for school.
Definitely no cheering.

Tonight I think we'll enforce the old fable.

"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, happy and wise."

Friday, September 9, 2011

The Wedding. And All That.

August 29th, 2011. The long anticipated wedding day of David and Stephanie.

Everything seemed to go according to plan, the weather was glorious. Van Dusen Gardens certainly made for a perfect wedding setting. The only hitch appeared to be that, after all these years, Dave and Steph themselves finally got hitched.

Congratulations to a wonderful couple.

 And just a few of the day's honoured guests...

Two little rascals delving in the multi-course traditional Chinese reception dinner... obviously these tasty noodles and juicy crab claws were a hit with them!