Tuesday, December 28, 2010

how we spent our chrstmas

although we are missing family this holiday season, we are fortunate to have found new friends who were orphaned as well this christmas.

jon and i finished our bathroom renos (for the time being) including installing a new throne.

jon tightening nuts

amanda gets the caulk ready

we held an orphan's dinner on the 23rd where jon and i cooked reynold (a small but hearty 11lb bird from the Happy Pig Organic Farm in Telkwa). we were joined by 6 friends for a night of good food, good company and super mario go kart competition.

jon carving reynold

amanda with reynold and the local fingerlings

orphan's dinner
(L to R: jon, lindsay, breann, dave, chris, jake, amy)

the next day, christmas eve, jon and i joined our new friends dave and breann up at the mountain for an awesome afternoon of snowboarding and skiing in fresh pow and crazy tree runs (which, incidentally, prompted jon and i to buy helmets this boxing day...which i'm sure makes mum feel much better!)


breann & dave

tree run (snowbound)

jon telling us how much he loves powder

falling is fun

christmas day we skyped with the fams while enjoying our own tradition of bailey's in coffee and french toast...

the kitty's stocking loot

kitty found the catnip toy

we spent the day with dave and breann ice skating on lake kathlyn and having dinner (Bre cooked a wonderfully plump 1/2 bird from the sausage factory--and dave got to share his favourite candy cane ice cream)

lake kathlyn (the locals plow a track on the ice that runs around the lake, about a 4 1/2 km loop)

duke, diggin holes around the lake

duke hoping for a piece of the bird

christmas dinner at breann & dave's

post-dinner blokus!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

It's getting late, and I don't want to get in Santa's way when he shows up, so I'll just type this quick note.

We just wanted to say Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all our family and friends. We wish we could be there for the holidays. Well, actually, we wish we'd won the lottery so we could pay for you all to be here for the holidays. But anyway, we're thinking of you, have a coffee for us and hopefully we'll talk to you soon.

Pictures will be coming in the next day or two from our first Christmas in Smithers.

-Jon & Amanda

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

my day in pictures

woke up, looked out the window to see this:

so i did this:

east side of the mountain..the Skyline chair is open!

view of the Babine Mtn range from the Skyline chair

powder top of the Skyline chair


Dave stuck in powder

Dave trying to get out of powder

Breann and Dave

south side of the mountain (the t-bar isn't so bad after all)

Dave and Breann

then we saw this:

momma moose

the babe is hiding below her

Sunday, December 12, 2010

my walk home this morning

walked out of the hospital this morning and right into a fairytale...
fluffy storybook snow...i don't think i've ever smiled at 0700hrs post-night shift

follow me on my walk home (through the lens of my phone, unfortunately)

my boot shuffles from hospital

through the sandman parking lot and across the highway

through the park via Lois Lane

through the arena parking lot

home...in the dark

fancy christmas lights on the house