Wednesday, March 30, 2011

We Are Covered

I have made some hats to cover the heads of the girls in our family and mine too. I used the Chunky Knit Beanie pattern with Cascade Magnum yarn. The size of the the ball of yarn makes me laugh, it's so huge!

Natalie and I are heading to Seattle to see Billy Elliot the Musical....we are SO excited!

Enjoy the rest of the week.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Ski Vacation

Last week was the beginning of our much anticipated March Break. We spent 9 days in Vernon B.C. skiing at Silver Star with family that meet up with us from Ontario. This is the amazing view from our rented house that held all 11 of us. Many memories were made, lots of laughter and always lots of food. I'll post some ski pictures over in Flickr. Thanks to everyone for such a great time!

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Break

Our March Break starts tomorrow and we have two glorious weeks off! The first week we are going here. We are meeting up with family from Ontario and it should be an eventful week. The day has been busy packing and making these for our travelling lunch.

These mugs were made in Japan. My husband and I spent two years in Japan (1993-1994) teaching English. We lived in Hitachi which is half way between Tokyo and Sendai. One of my students made these mugs, and the bits of colour on the bottom are beach glass which we collected on the beach down from our apartment. What has happened in Japan is devastating and our thoughts and prayers are with them.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Chess Anyone?

I'm a bit behind on keeping up with my weekly post, so first of all thank you all for the lovely comments on my Astor. Secondly, last weekend was a weekend of tournaments around our house. Ben plays basketball in the Steve Nash League and had a basketball tournament while Amelia had a chess tournament. Daddy was the coach for Ben's team, they did well and fun was had by all. Amelia's tournament was a school district one, and honestly I had no idea such a thing existed! The kids ranged from kindergarten to grade 12. I stink at chess and was amazed at the enthusiasm these kids had for the game.
We have one more week of school until our March Break starts, and then we have 2 glorious weeks off! Have a wonderful week!