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BC, Canada
I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !

Sunday, August 31, 2008

A fond farewell at the end of a rainbow

The end of our 12 day fishing trip found DH & I camped in a lovely spot called Dave's RV in Vanderhoof , BC . While out for a walk , we got caught in a brief rainstorm but the sun soon came out and the most amazing rainbow ( which actually was 3 in the making ) appeared in the sky . At the end of our walk , my cell phone rang and it was our DD telling us to contact Winnipeg as BIL was in a coma in the hospital and wasn't expected to live through the night . Within minutes our phone rang again telling us he had passed on . What a shock as he was doing so well ! After finding out DH couldn't fly out until the next evening we decided to stay put for the night and head home in the early morning . DH is now in Winnipeg and I and one DS will fly out later today for the week .
As for the rainbow .......... I wonder if it was a sign that Gary was saying good-bye to his brother They were totally different people , different personalities but they held such a bond that DH is going to feel like he is missing a part of himself . Gary is no longer in pain though and in a better place . He gave the fight of his life and the cancer finally took him .
Farewell Gary , thank you for all you have been to us , the support you gave us over the past 35 years when others made life hard , thank you for being your brother's rock and protector and know we will still be apart of your family's lives . You will be deeply missed and there will be a hole in our hearts . Rest in Peace .

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Great weather , great sunsets

5 days of relaxation , beautiful sunsets , hot weather ( until the last evening ! ) , naps and weeds and few fish ! LOL ! Tachick Lake is beautiful and well worth the short trip .... under 1.5 hrs from our house to get there ! Was just the most remarkable place to get some wondeful photos ... even with my little Canon Powershot !

Too bad that Nature has let the Eurasian Milfoil weed to spread so rapidly through this wonderful little lake making fishing a real challenge . The first night we lucked out and caught 4 nice size troat ( which we released back into the lake ) ..... and they must have sent out signals not to eat our flies as we never caught another trout , just a few whitefish ! The pelicans were sure fun to watch though and the eagles plus the gulls and assorted ducks !

Just a nice , relaxing place to be !