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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 !

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Where did the time go ?

 Life has been a crazy whirlwind for the last 3 weeks ! All good though ! My brother gave me a ticket ( air miles )  to fly down to see my family at the coast and I was a bit reluctant to go down for 9 days ... especially being it was at the end of February ! Who in their right mind goes to the coast at that time of year where the weather is so unpredictable ? Well it seems that one gal who gets a free trip and lives in the NORTH does ! LOL ! Keep in mind we still have a couple feet of snow , cold weather and the groundhog predicted another 6 weeks of winter ! So with my suitcase packed I flew down to Vancouver and met my brother . Had a great visit with him over a nice Greek dinner then we had more of visit in his apartment which overlooks the Quay at New Westminster
 THE VIEW .......
 OKAY , THIS IS WHAT YOU ACTUALLY SEE .... Got to love zoom on my camera :)
So you can see what is on the top of buildings ! How cool is this ?

 BR and I hit the floor running on the Sunday as we hopped on the Skytrain ( another new adventure for me ! ) for a trip into Vancouver to the Olympic Village and another new adventure on the False Creek ferry ( which is a small tug boat size ferry ) over to Granville Island ! So neat to come into Grandville Island on the water instead of fighting traffic and then fighting for a parking spot !

VIEWS FROM THE FALSE CREEK FERRY GOING INTO GRANDVILLE ISLAND ! I loved riding the tiny little ferry even though it was not warm ( but not raining nor snowing ! ) . Such a fun visit with my Brother ( but we always have fun and do such fun stuff ! ) . A long walk around the Olympic Village and the another long walk along the Quay was all finished off with a great dinner at the THE BOATHOUSE .

 Up the Fraser Valley we went the next day . It was a beautiful day for a drive with the sun shining off the mountains that had a new coat of snow ! I seldom get to see those mountains dressed like that !

 A real laid back week was spent with my sister and my parents . We walked plenty as I stay at my sister's and walked back and forth every day to my parents ...... sometime twice . Weather was not fantastic and my sister and I went for a nice walk one day along the Vedder River ... in a snowstorm ! All was good though with a nice dry set of clothes , Gore-tex jacket protected most of me ( after all , we camp and you need GORE-TEX ! It was a last minute pack in my suitcase too ! LOL ! ) and a hot cup of tea !

 The week went quickly but I have to admit , I was ready to get back on the plane and come back home too .... even if it was -17C when I got off that plane at home !!!!

Thanks to all my family for a fantastic , relaxing holiday ! My BrIL is such a trouper driving my sister and I all over the country on the Saturday ! And we finished that day off with the BEST Greek food I have EVER eaten ! LOL ! I think I walked more miles in 9 days then I did the rest of last year .... and it seems we ate a whole lot too ! LOL !

 Life is back to reality , Spring is coming though !  I have even managed to get some crocheting done ( will share that in the next few days ) and I have even sat at my desk and got to play !

 Life is good !


  1. Thank you for sharing! Your photos make me wish for a vacation to Vancouver (I LOVE inclement weather and GREEK food)!

    Welcome home!

  2. OMG that 3rd picture is always our view from the Rosedale when we go down to watch hockey games!! Wow your brother lives RIGHT downtown!! Nice pics and yup a bit jealous over the Greek dinner. Lucky!!