Total Pageviews

Friday, February 10, 2012

Upgrade or not??????

Okay this was my very first blog and it has been a million years ago since I posted. Shame, shame!!!!
I now have 3 (yes 3) Blogs I am working, or should I say going to work harder on.
My dilema is what to do.  I love my old camera.  A Nikon D80, now many years old and a gift from my beloved husband.  It works, I know how to use it, I take quite good photo's with it but I feel I want more.  I actually feel like I am cheating on an old friend, kind of weird right????  plus I am overwhelmed at all the information and "opinions" out there in cyber world regarding photography equipment.  Make, Dx vs FX format, lenses compatible, weight, what it can do (video), sensor size, pixels and $$$$$.  Oh my goodness.
So finally after all my research and deciding what I want.........Nikon D700 with a prime lens 50mm f1.4 AFS and wide zoom 17-35 AFS f2.8  That is a mouthfull.  I find out the Next Generation is about to launch.  Nikon D800 available at the end of March.

 What to do, what to do??????

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Heritage Park - Sept. 11/2011

This weekend was the "Old Fashioned Prices Event" at heritage Park.  Laura, Kura and I decided to check it out and see what kind of deals we could find.  Wow, 10 limes for $1.00, 3 containers of delicious cherry tomatoes for a dollar, 6 bunches of green onions $1.00 also 8 oranges for a dollar.  There were many more deals to be had but we did not have the means to carry it all.

I also wanted Laura to see what this park was all about.  here are a few photo's from our adventure today.....

Saturday, September 10, 2011


A few weeks ago my Mom came to visit us from Cherry Valley, Ontario.  One afternoon she decided she would take a break from painting and relax.  This is one of my favourite photo's of her with our dog Annie, just hanging out in the hammock.  Love the smile on Mom's face, precious.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

4th Annual MacArthur Croquet Tournament UPDATE

The 4th Annual Croquet Tournament on Aug. 20th was a huge success!  The weather was positively perfect, delicious food, creative hats and interesting people.  

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

"Drying Times"

I have been hearing a lot of complaints lately of how dry it is in Calgary.  Oh yes indeed!  From the top of our head to the tips of our toes, dry cracked skin.
These are a few of my favourites and they have helped a LOT .
- Drink lots of water
- 3-6-9 oils our body really does need some oil (fat)
- Aloe Vera Gel, I found this one at my health food shop for about $5.00 and it is 98% pure.  Put a little on in the morning for about 20 minutes then wipe off.  I put some all over my body after a bath and before bed.
- Also I tried this wonderful little roller ball by L'Oreal with vitamin C.  Great for under eye puffiness or circles.  I bought the man's one since it was cheaper!  It feels great, cool sensation.
- Netti Pot with warm water, this is so good for sinus, puffy eyes and nasal congestion.
Hope some of these work for you!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Little "Girl Time"

My daughter moved to Vancouver last August to go to school.
I would describe her as "passionate; creative; driven; independent; smart" but still my little girl!  i do not get to spend as much time with her as I would like and when she does come home everyone wants to see her.  So today we got to have our time which was so very nice!  Lunch at Brava Bistro on 17th Ave, pedicures then found a great black dress at Crabapple at 80% off.  (we bought the same dress, different sizes of course).
it was so wonderful to spend time with my gal and see how her life is changing and she is growing, things she is experiencing (good and bad) and her future plans.  Sometimes I see myself in her and other times I wonder wow who is this young woman and what will she be at 25 years young?
In these past few months I have learned some things about myself.  When we moved her to Vancouver i thought my heart was breaking only to discover it is okay.  My daughter will be okay, my husband and I have done the best we could and have instilled good morals and life lessons.  She is a young woman on her own journey.   She knows we are always there for her because family is important.
I have not written about my son....... that is another story.  I am blessed to have a wonderful family.