Friday, October 29, 2010

our dear lil' nephew


you are 1 year old! wooo hooo!

love you tons and tons,
-auntie mandy & uncle jon-

Monday, October 25, 2010

2nd ave & winnipeg

that is the intersection you will be going to when you come visit our new house!
(it is somehow cheaper to buy than rent here, huh)
don't bother checking on google earth as street view hasn't quite made it past the main highway that runs through town, although you can look at our roof on the satellite view.

we've managed to buy the "old Schibli house"...a modest bi-level in true mid-70s, early 80s fashion...but with room for guitars, as Jon has pointed out. will take a little elbow grease getting all the wallpaper off, but the vaulted ceilings more than make up for it.

this house WILL have internet access by thursday, at which point we will be unleashing a flood of photos and video (lucky for all of you faithful followers)..unfortunately our Safeway rendezvous will sadly (insert saracastic eye roll here) come to an end.

until then...
-a & j-

this is kind of the back/side of the house
the mountain is behind me, past that awesome apple tree on our lawn (!!)...there's a nice wrap around sun deck around the other 2 sides of the house that face the mountain

Sunday, October 10, 2010

in transition in Smithers

hey followers

once again, posting from the Safeway parking lot...still in a bit of a transition as we search for alternate living arrangements...have managed to go house hunting, come to the parking lot to check email and do a couple of wilderness treks in between work...

just came from Twin "easy to moderate" trail (note: BC's rating is a wee bit different than wimpy Ontario)...indeed a short hike but we climbed halfway to the timberline to get to the viewing platform for the falls..definitely worth huffing in the thin air.

did a 5k hike up "a hill" last week to Malkow lookout with some new was sunny and very very very beautiful

here's a pic jon took from that hike:

looking east towards the Babine Mountain range...this is the valley side of Smithers...the more dramatic mountain range is at our backs. see that on jon's site here.

happy turkey!
missing you all
-a & j-

jake, amy, sarah, me, jon @ malkow lookout