Thursday, October 6, 2011

Back to Blogging!

After a MASSIVE break from blogging over the last few months I am finally back! We have had an insanely busy summer and early fall and I feel like I have to catch you up on so much!

Sydney is almost 8 months old now and she is turning into a little girl before our eyes. She is army crawling around the house like she has been doing it her entire life and never stops eating. David is working hard in his new position at ATCO. He is working shift work now (including nights) and we have been working hard to adjust to our new schedule. I finished planning my kids Triathlon and everything went off without a hitch (maybe just a few hiccups). I have been making an effort to enjoy every minute of my maternity leave and have been busy completing the pile of projects that I had started at the beginning of the summer.

We have been travelling non-stop and have spent many Sunday mornings at races supporting friends. We managed to squeeze in a trip to Penticton to watch friends compete in Ironman at the end of August and just recently returned from a road trip to South Dakota to see Mount Rushmore. We have one last road trip to Calgary this week and then we can finally settle down for a month and a half or so.

Here are a few pictures from the last few months:

More regular blog posts to come soon!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Katoomba at Last

We are finally here! After a twelve hour bus ride and a two hour train from Sydney we finally got into katoomban in the blue mountains today.

On our bus ride we didn't really sleep and there obviously was not much to see as it was night. The most exciting thing we did see was two cane field fires. After a cane field has been harvested the farmers will burn off all of the remaning "garbage" by lighting the fields at night. The result is a spectacular sight of red and orange that can be see from miles away.

Sydney's First Flight

Well, as expected, Syd rocked her first plane ride. We were dropped off at the airport in Edmonton by David's mom and check in was a breeze. We have always been light packers and we managed to pack everyhing in one small overnight rolling bag, a backpack and a diaper bag.

We managed to snag three seats to ourselves in the back of the plane.