Monday, August 30, 2010

Wow, summer is really holding on this year!

and I for one am not complaining! I am just not ready for winter this year. I'm not ready for the being inside, the heating bills, the ice and snow and cold. I want to bask in this glorious warmth ad sunshine for a few more months :)
 On the plus side, though, I do have some family coming to visit in the next few months! I can't WAIT to see them all :D

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Just a picture I like :)

 (Yes, this is my photo~ Maryann Melanson is my "pen name" for some photo groups I've joined online)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

So, to celebrate.....

to celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, we went.... da da da....
and we also did eurobungee, which I thought looked like so much fun. I just don't even want to talk about LOL it was well, painfull! the harness cuts in and pinches places it shouldn't,  well, 'nuff said.
 The ziplining was a real mixture for me. Waiting, strapped to the line to zoom down, I was a bit scared, but made myself do it. The actual zipping part was fun, but over too quickly! The stop was rather abrupt, but not too bad. Overall, I want to do it again! I think I'd try canopy zipline, though, just for a change of pace.
at the top, a bit nervous:

at the bottom, completely exhilerated

euro bungee jumping:

15 years

Here it is, 15 years, three children, three provinces and a few grey hairs later! Yep, our wedding anniversary!
 Happy Anniversary, Love!
do you even recognize these young people?

Monday, August 23, 2010

Stolen photos

I just nabbed these pictures of my nieces from my sister's facebook shhhh!

 baby sweetness

Big sister Missy adoring her baby:

Rae being a bit silly:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

yesterday was my birthday :)

I spent the week at my sister's house, and her little ones decorated a cake for me on Friday!

It was so yummy, and so special :)

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Raccoon Rescue

Liam went out to check the mail, and ran back in breathless "Mom! There's a REAL raccoon out there!"
 Sure enough, there was, and he was hurt

my neighbour called the SPCA, who sent a nice young man out to get the poor baby (yes, s/he was just a wee baby). The raccoon seemed very used to being handled, so the SPCA man figured the Raccoon must have been dropped off here by someone who'd handled it. and it had been clipped in the head by a car. S/he seemed quite addled and blinded, but otherwise in good health.
 Here's hoping that baby raccoon makes a full recovery!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Number four!

Don't get too excited, it's only that I did number four on my "10 new things in 2010" goal!
 Today, I drove a quad.
 I never had even been on one before, and today I drove one. I went very slowly, and I was a bit scared, but I did it!
 I wonder what will be next?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

It's a buzzy, hazy lazy summer day

This is an absolute Ontario summer day. The heat bugs are buzzing, the cornfield is gently waving in the breeze, and the heat haze is on the horizon. It's a good old hit the water hole for a swim type of day!

Monday, August 2, 2010

Update on the chicken project

A quick picture of my nephew with one of the chickens~they are doing very well. Of the fifteen I started with, I've lost four. One passed the day we got them, two were killed by hens who attacked them in the coop, and one died of unknown causes.
 They are getting quite big, and in a week or two I believe they'll be ready for the freezer!!
 I actually am not having as easy a time with this as I had hoped, as the five that I hand raised are very tame and friendly, rushing to me when I open the coop. I keep repeating to myself  "they are food, not friends!" It's alot easier when they come pre-frozen from Sobeys! :s

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lia Amanda

I have a new niece! Lia Amanda was born July 28 @ 5:53pm, weighing 9lbs and 20 inches long.