Tuesday, November 29, 2011
the big news
winnipeg ave sunset
as some of you may know by now, we've had some big change of plans as of late.
jon is the soon-to-be EDITOR of beach metro news!
this, of course, means we will be moving back to toronto...believe me when i tell you that this decision did not come without a lot of thinking and huge amounts of time spent deliberating.
the way the story goes is that the editor of the paper jon used to work at in toronto is retiring...we knew this when we left toronto, but jon was expecting his senior colleague and friend to take this position when the time came...when his old editor called to request that jon apply for the job, it took some time for jon to even send his resume...we truly thought we were going to be smithereens for quite some time...
this was a very difficult decision to make--it is beautiful here in Smithers and we have made some truly wonderful friends...while we are ecstatic at the idea of jon being the editor of the beach metro news, and happy to be returning to where our families are, there are definitely aspects of the rural northern lifestyle that we will miss (i write that after 3 consecutive days of snowboarding in november, with sunday having 35cm--!!--of fresh powder for our riding pleasure)...
so, enough jabbering, a collection of pics from the last couple of months here in beautiful BC:
an october hike up to crater lake with the girls and the pooches...the first of the snow on the mountain (still no snow in town at this point)
lucy and casey playing around in the snow
jon and i did one last fall (read: no snow) hike...mccabe trail (in the Babine Mountain range)
the view on the way up
jon with lucy
jon at alpine
lucy at alpine
alpine amidst the Babines
lucy on the way down through an old avalanche path
our friends dave and damien opened up their new shop...very exciting!
they asked jon to do a painting for the shop...and they asked us (nascent state) to play the grand opening party...so glad to be a part of this! and the shop is awesome to boot!
friend plug: if you're ever in Smithers, check out Dawn2Dusk
being silly with Breann and Amy at the Hilltop for Dawn2Dusk's grand opening
nascent state played to a full house
took a road trip to Terrace to get halloween supplies
stopped for a short hike to let Lucy stretch her legs
halloween is kind of a big deal in Smithers...people go all out...definitely our kind of town
jon's jack o' lantern
black swan, white swan
(based on the movie by darren aronofsky...a personal favourite)
dave & breann
jon, dave, wayne
pre-halloween dance party
(mostly nurses here in this pic, except the obvious 2 guys who snuck in to the shot)
then it snowed in town....a lot.
shoveling the driveway mid-november with lucy on the sidelines
lucy closed her eyes for the first pic...too funny!
lucy and the thespian have been getting closer...
naturally after the first real snow in town, a hike up to ride down the hill is in order
i don't look too happy, despite all the fresh pow, but really, i was laughing inside
the second time around we brought lucy....and bre and dave too!
jon's awesome shot
our lovely skiing companions
lucy loves the snow! she had a blast hiking up with us then running down beside us as we rode...amazing snow dog...she will miss the mountain, i'm sure....as will we.