Monday, August 16, 2010


Yummy breakfast!

Reading on her car

After breakfast and a quick play we headed to Vittoria to see Auntie Adrienne, Uncle Mike, Matthew and Anna. Emily had a great time swimming and playing, despite the lack of sleep she had the night before.

Uncle Mike

Cousin Anna peeking through her fort


Watching the boys swim

Swimming with Daddy and Uncle Mike

Saturday, August 14, 2010

When your legs are tired, run with your heart!

Yesterday I ran another 5K race! A couple of months ago while chatting with a friend I discovered she wanted to learn how to run. Since it is difficult for me to get to London 3 times a week to join my running group I volunteered to coach her. She continued the conversation on with a couple of other women and before I knew it I had 3 keen ladies! We met for our first run and suggested that we needed to set a goal race. Reach the Beach in Port Stanley on August 13 it was. So over the past 10 weeks we ran together 3 times a week to get ready for the big day in Port Stanley.

They did so well, I was very impressed not only with their effort over the past couple of months, but with their determination to run the entire 5K, a course that is by far the hardest I have ever ran. It is riddled with hills and bends, even the most sesasoned runners there found this run difficult. And to top it off it was almost 30 degress!
Well done, ladies!!!

We were all exhausted after climbing the various hills, but I asked about Monday - our next practice run, and they were all keen! Not only that, but they want to continue onto a 10K...impressive! So stay tuned, the next running photos of this
group will be at our next goal race!

This is Janie and I, we run together in London.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

For the long weekend we went camping with a few of the players from Tim's broomball team. It was such a blast!

Emily loved being outside all day everyday!

Duke, the Saint Bernard, and Sledge. There was also a chiwawa so we had the dog spectrum covered as far as size and not-your-standard-breed goes.

Emily loved swimming with Daddy!

1,2,3 JUMP!

kick, kick

For an entire afternoon she just wanted to play by herself. She still had a ton of fun trying to get in Sledge's food bag.

Around the campfire, the guys are watching a 'movie'.

A group shot.

Our trailer.

It rained and rained one evening so here we are trying to keep dry. That is big Emily and her brother Ethan trying to get to Sally's chiwawa.

Splish splash!

Relaxing, watching a movie. Ready to go home.

So that was it, a jam packed, fun filled long weekend! Even with the rain it was a blast and we can't wait to do it again!