Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nelson, BC

David and I took an international escape for three days. We were only 3 hours away, but it felt like we were a half world away. We had a great time in Nelson, BC.

This is where we hung our hats for two nights. It was a wonderful backpackers lodge -- we had a queen size bed in our room, shared a bathroom and shower but we never had to wait to use anything. In fact, I don't think except for the last morning we were there & the front porch in the evenings, we actually saw any other guests even in the kitchen area.

Nelson is right on Kootenay Lake. We took a walk down on the lakeside path and I think we roamed most  of the streets. We found a farmer's market the last day we were there, Market Fest was happening on Friday. Lots of interesting culture in Nelson!

We drove up to New Denver, on the Slocan Lake and LOVED the countryside. (I'll add our own pictures later.)

You can see from the map where we traveled... we went northeast up to Kaslo and over to New Denver, then back down to Nelson. Beautiful scenery with very winding roads. The only wildlife we saw was one deer! But it was totally worth the drive.

Sunday, July 22, 2012


Hello! After a week at Camp STIX (a diabetic camp for kids 8-18), I am HOME! It was a fabulous camp and I was on the morning shift. So from 5 AM to about 7 PM (a little bit longer than it was supposed to be), I was on my feet & prepping food for 350 campers/staff. Ian came up to camp on Wednesday and worked the PM shift. He was able to chat with the drs about his carb counts, insulin, lows/highs and a few other things. I think he learned a lot and met some other wonderful diabetics, which was the whole plan of his being there! So far today, I've slept in until 7:30, had a few cups of coffee, went to a yard sale and been checking email/Facebook. Summer vacation has truly begun!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

July's 10 on 10

Enjoy my little patch of God's yard from my camera for this month's 10 on 10.

                          Our six blueberries!

Beautiful petunias

Blossoms on the strawberry plant

The lone sweet pea

Daisy, Daisy...


Wonderful lavendar
 Apple blossom geraniums

A colorful bowl of flowers on my front porch                            

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

My little Yankee Doodle fell into a dirt pile. His right eye has a ring of dirt around it!

Yummy cake pops!

Popcorn at the Yakima Bears' game
High fives for the Bears

It's all about the food!

Red Robin with Oma and Opa

Monday, July 2, 2012

Happy Teacher Dance!

I'm a Bemiss Elementary Bulldog! After 5 long years of waiting, wondering, learning a lot and gaining valuable experience, I was offered a continuing contract as a teacher librarian. Sooooo excited!!! This is the first summer I haven't had to wonder what the fall holds for me as a teaching job. What a relief and I can focus on other important things, such as keeping up with Easton and enjoying all of the summer activities.