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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 !

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Holidays ................ or feeding the mosquitoes 2011 !

 Our 10 days of holidays are coming to a close and they have been anything BUT what we had planned ! My husband has been plaqued with health issues relating to his Crohn's Disease and  so we decided earlier in the year that we would just stay close to home and camp in our favorite spot for the majority of the summer . The first long camp ( not just a couple nights at the RV ) was supposed to start on May 20th... the first evening of the May long weekend in Canada  . Thursday DH arrived home from work and said he felt like he needed to go to the ER ( a good indication that something is REALLY wrong ! ) as he was having chest pains ............. Thankfully our oldest came over and took him down immediately . 8 hrs later he was released with a clean bill of heart health ........ could be Crohn's related ! Ugggg !!!! Not MORE worries !!!!!!

 When he came in at 2 am I had another little bomb to drop on him . His 88 year old Mother had been admittied to the hospital where she lived and it looked like she wouldn't make it though the night ..... Well again , she lived through the night so DH booked a flight down to see her and our relaxing was put on hold indefinitely ! DH was away for 5 days and Mother pulled through to the amazement of the doctors ..... She is now home and every day seems to be getting stronger ! The Old Gal is going to outlive ALL of us as she has a very strong will and is just not ready to go ! I keep telling DH that she will live until she sees 100 as her oldest sister was a week shy of 101 and her next sister will be 97 this year ! There is NO WAY the baby of the family will hit the Pearly Gates before them ! LOL !

 DH arrived home at 4 pm on the Tuesday and by 6 pm we were in our RV ! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr , between the cool weather and the rain it was a miserable for a few days . Fortunately , the rain let up during the day and we got to enjoy sitting outside ..... and feeding the mosquitos ! They LOVE me ! We had our OFF lanterns going almost the whole time we were outside and they work awesome !!!!  We did get to see some beautiful lightening storms go through and had some thunder to liven up things ! Good thing our mountains are still buried in snowpack !

 Last evening we took the campground owner up to the HIXON FALLS to see the Spring runoff . Last summer when we were up there the falls were just a trickle and now this is what they look like

In the early 1900's this area was rich in it's gold deposits so I can well imagine the couple that works this claim this year ( they actually own the mineral rights for this area and legally you can not pan or dig for gold here without their permission or knowledge ! ) could find some real GOLD treasures ! The view was amazing , the ground slippery with moisture and the power under that waterfall was mindboggling !

 We are home until Friday evening then will head back to the RV to feed the mosquitoes again ! hope we see some warmer , dry weather !!!

Have a great week everybody !


  1. Anonymous5:39 AM

    I like to read your adventure....have a nice summer in camping
    Lise bedard

  2. Anonymous8:32 AM

    Enjoy, beautiful photos. :) Lori m

  3. Hi Donna!
    I hope your hubby and his mother are back on the road to good health and you will be able to enjoy camping!
    I found your blog through The Outlawz follow me forum and I am now a follower!

  4. Hi Donna,
    Haha, thought this looked like BC! I was born and raised in the lower-mainland...still live here and LOVE it! Anyway, I found you on The Outlawz...looks like you have some adorable cards..can't wait to see what you come up with in the future!


  5. PS: Sorry to hear about all of your family's health concerns..I hope everyone is ok!
    For the mosquitoes, you should use a natural insect repellant. Saje sells a great one with lemongrass and catnip essential oils. Catnip essential oil has been proven to be MORE effective than DEET at repelling insects! I have one from Esscents which has lemongrass but, does have some parabens in it...it's still better than most and it truly WORKS! If I ran out, though, I'd buy the one from Saje. Saje is my favourite between the two chains because it is COMPLETELY natural, no preservatives, they have AWESOME products! Saje is based out of Delta, BC, and Esscents is based out of North Van.
    While you're at Hixon Falls, you should try to soak up some of the negative ions that the waterfall creates, they fight free radicals and it's good for your health.
    LOL, sorry if I sound a little, "out there", but, I read about natural health and nutrition a lot...

  6. wowza chickie ~ you've guys have been through a lot! hugs to keith ~ and do wish that his health stays in tact! hope YOU are doing ok, too..my thoughts and prayers are with you both...
    lovin your pics of hixon falls...would love to see that some day!
    and your campsite looks so cozy! lovin your set up! and heh...campin withou mosquitos...right! lol ~ take care and hope to hear from ya soon!


  7. You have a very nice blog. Hope your husband and MIL stay healthy. Found your blog on the Outlawz and now am a follower.