May 30, 2009

Cheslatta Falls - take 2

Last fall we set out to see Cheslatta Falls. The excitement was palpable and it was a great let down when we didn't end up finding it! Low gas and the fact that the closer we got the fewer signs there were and we just plain old missed it! You can read all about that adventure {here}.

We gave it a second try on Memorial Day and it was a success! (Mostly thanks to Mike's forethought in getting directions and filling the gas tank. Turns out we were about 5 km from the turn off last time!)

Anyway, here are a few photos of the day. Good times.

On the drive out we saw this tiny bear. He was the size of a large cat. He was sitting on the side of the road and when we got close he climbed the tree but this is as high as he could get. After a minute of trying to climb higher he came back down and ran away through the underbrush. I thought about getting closer to get a better picture but the thought of his angry momma in the brush brought reason to my mind and I stayed put in the car!

We actually saw three bears, a moose a grouse and lot's and lot's of birds. The bears are out everywhere up here right now.

Porter invited Bridger to come along with us. They thought they were quite the posers!

We hiked up the trail to get a better look at the top of the falls.

The trail was pretty narrow and a very steep drop into the falls so Mike went first and kept the boys well away from the edge. Jana, you've succeeded in making sure that Bridger is terrified of water. He stayed WELL away and would only continue if he was holding Mike's hand! Notice the white knuckle grip to Mike's hand and to the sapling! :)

After we hiked the trail we went back down by the bridge so the boys could throw rocks in the water. Every boys dream right?

I tried to take some nicer photos to be blown up so I could replace some outdated ones in the house.

Walker's needs some work :)

There was so much water running, it was crazy. And all Mike could think of was, "What route would I take in my kayak?" Crazy!

It was a great Memorial Day and especially nice because while it's not celebrated in Canada, Mike still works for a US based company so we got a day off while everyone else was working!

May 26, 2009

Vanessa & Luke

I had the opportunity to be the photographer at Vanessa and Luke's wedding last weekend and I had a blast! These two are so great together and they were a ton of fun to photograph!

It was raining the entire time we were taking photos and I think these two did great! They are beautiful together!

May 20, 2009

Blog War Revenge

It seems some people are too trusting, and refuse to change their username and password for their Blogger account even after it has been compromised by their unscrupulous husband in a blog war. Oh well. I figured I'd post this here instead of on my own blog, because we all know whose is most popular.
Happy Birthday, Karli! You're the best and I love you.


May 19, 2009

Wow! Now That's Talent!

Loved this video too! If you've ever played harmonica you'll realize just how amazing this guy is. Just be sure to watch it till the end!


Sometimes I see things like this and the only thing to do is to smile!

May 18, 2009

A Little Taste of What's to Come...

Here is a little taste... a preview, if you will, of the wedding photos I took of Vanessa and Luke this past weekend.

I'll just say that Vanessa was a beautiful bride and Luke was a very dapper groom!

I don't think these two could take a bad picture if they tried!

This Is For You Melissa!

I Got Me A New Camera...

... and I've been playing with it a lot lately!

And last, but not least, the Mad Dash crew!

May 15, 2009

best GIVEAWAY ever!!!

My fantastic photographer of a sister, Kara, is doing a super-duper giveaway that you simply MUST check out.

She is based out of central Utah but will be coming up to Vanderhoof in June so enter even if your a Vanderhoofian!

Check out the details here!

Believe me... you do not want to miss out on this!

May 12, 2009

iHeartFaces - "Laughter"

Check out this really cool contest I just found!

Each week they have a new photo challenge and this weeks is "Laughter".

I took this photo just the other day at our annual spring Weiny Roast and it's the first photo I thought of that fit the "Laughter" category.

Is there anything better than playing in a sandbox with your cousin? Not to a five year old!

Hope you like it!

If you want to participate in this contest you have until 9:00 p.m. central time to do so. Just click on the link below and you're on your way!

Good luck!!

May 7, 2009

What Do You Think?

Isn't she lovely?

Front of house.

Back of house.

Main Floor


May 5, 2009

Mother's Day Gift Idea

What are you getting your mom for Mother's Day this year? Are you stumped? Confused? Just not able to decide on the perfect gift? Guess what!! I have the perfect idea for you...

Mike and I decided to get our mom's the same thing this year and we are both so excited.

Visit this website to check out what we decided on!

It's a monetary donation made in your mother's name to a rescue committee that helps mothers that have been uprooted by crisis survive and rebuild their lives.

Their Mother’s Day basket is filled with quality prenatal care, emergency obstetric services, and family planning programs.

If you donate online they'll send an e-mail to the recipient letting them know that a donation was made in their name. I realize that the deadline is up if you want to get an actual card to give your mother but I think an e-mail is just as good or you can make your own little card letting her know that a donation was made in her name.

I love this idea and I think it's such a great way to help mother's out there that are much less fortunate than we are.

I feel so blessed to be a mother in this day and age and to have all the wonderful blessings that I do. It breaks my heart to know that there are mother's out there that want the best for their children and just don't have the resources to make that happen. It makes my heart smile to know that I can help in some small way.

Thanks for listening and have a very wonderful Mother's Day!!!


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