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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

We are home!

Saturday was a nice relaxing morning, we all just sat around at Leahs and relaxed. Kristina and I hit up a consignment store in town and got some sweet deals. I got Brandon some snake skin cowboy boots for $5.50 and a Gap down filled fleece lined winter jacket for $12.50. Was I ever happy. Kristina and I went over to the hall and helped Holly and her family do some more set up and cut up a cheese platter. We headed to the store for slurpees and went back to Leahs to chill until the 4:00 wedding. We went over to Ken and Hollys to do some pre wedding pics on the bikes and then headed over for the ceremony.

It was your typical tacky redneck wedding, just they had both hoped. Good food, good music and good people. The kids were awesome, they stayed up until 10:00 and were excellent. In fact we had awesome kids throughout our whole holiday, they were just awesome. We got lots of pics and I will get them up soon.

We went to the Calgary zoo Sunday at noon to meet up with my cousins and do the tour, it was an awesome zoo. I would definitely go back again. They had so many awesome animals and the kids loved it but i do think that Kris loved it more :) He got some great photos. We headed out at about 4:00 and I drove until just after the Jasper turn off and then Kris drove, apparently he didn't like my driving ;) We stopped in Golden for dinner and then drove all night until we got to the ferry at 4:00am and slept until the 6:30 ferry. We had breakfast on the ferry and I managed to convince Kris that we should stop at Costco on the way by to get some food, it took a lot of convincing because he was so tired, but so we pulled in and they were closed. I was not happy but was kind of happy to get straight home and unpack and relax.

I drove home while Kris napped, poor guy, and then he went straight to bed. I stayed up with the kids and did all the unpacking and laundry and cleaned the house. It felt so good to be home and back to all our own stuff and to not be living out of a suitcase.

Home sweet home! We are glad to be back but had a great time! Pics to come!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

part 2

Friday Sept 4th 11:30 am

So we did Science world on Wed when we arrived in Edmonton, it was ok, not super, but the kids had a good time. Things that you did as kids are never as fun when you are an adult! We went to West Ed mall because we didn't stay as long at Science world as we thought and had dinner and walked around for a bit. Its a huge mall and if it wasn't for Kris I never would have found my way out or even around. We had a good time wandering around and did a bit of shopping. When we went back to the hotel Kristina and I went for a swim and Kris put Brandon to bed and then when he fell asleep Kris and I switched off and he went swimming with Kristina. It was nice, our hotel room had a patio door that went right out to the pool.

On Thursday morning we had breakfast and packed up to spend the day at the West Ed mall. We had a really good time, did lots of shopping and went and played in the arcade. Kristina has a great time and Brandon napped :) She got enough tickets, with some from some guys, to get two monkey stuffies for her and her brother and some tattoos. Speaking of tattoos, Kris and I both got one at the mall. I was planning on getting mine in Calgary but Leah forgot to make me an appointment. We love them, mine is on my foot though so we ended up going back to hotel not long after. We had a swim and dinner and went to bed nice and early.

This morning we checked out of the hotel and headed out of Edmonton. We found a Harley Davidson store and stopped to get Kris some shirts. Of course I found the clearance rack! I am good, not much great for the kids, it was mostly little girl stuff. Kris was happy though! Now we are off to find the IKEA and then head back to Langdon to unpack at Leahs and head on over to Ken and Hollys for dinner and a visit with everyone.

Friday night 10:00pm

Well dinner was really good, it was nice to see everyone, we got to see Grandma and Grandad, Aunt Sherri and Uncle Ray, Jason, and Micky and Adam! It was a great time, Kristina spent most of the night chasing around Jay and having a good time, she even went and cleaned Dad and Hollys house for them! We are back at Leah and Waynes now doing a load of laundry and getting ready for bed, its going to be a long day tommorow!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Our Trip so far!

Aug 31st 2009 11:14 am BC time

So we just got off of the Rockies. I have never been to Alberta before and they are gorgeous! I am so excited o see Leah and the girls and meet little Quinton! I can't wait to give him some cuddles! Kristina is pretty excited too. While Daddy and Brandon were napping in the car on the ferry, we missed the 7 so we had to catch the 9, Kristina and I walked around and talked. She was tired because it was like 10 at night so she had the giggles and was telling me all sorts of stuff that she thought was funny. She was telling me that sometimes she gets up after I go to bed and has chocolate milk. I told her she shouldn't have hot chocolate on the ferry because it might keep her awake but after that story she had her sucker mama convinced! We chatted lots about the holiday and what we were excited about.

She really wants to see Leah and the girls and see her Auntie Mickey! Shes also excited about swimming in the pool at the hotel. Personally I am excited to get myself a pair of lulus, shop, and see the Calgary zoo and science world! Kris is excited to take Holly's son Shane's bike for a ride with his dad. Poor Brandon just keeps waking up and crying looking around like are we still really in the van? Poor little guy is having a hard time. He slept most of the night but woke up at about 3 and just screamed, I am not sure if his ears hurt or if he was scared or what. The only thing that would calm him down was holding my hand. I had to hold the little guys hand for like an hour, man was my arm tired. I am going through some huge Internet withdrawals. They had wifi on the boat but the signal wasn't strong enough so I am really wanting to check my email and update my face book. Oh well when I get to Leah's I can!

Well we are not even 24 hours in and are having a super time! All I can say is thank god for portable DVD players, cigarettes, and comfort jeans!

Tuesday night 10:35 pm

On our first day we didn't arrive until about 4:00. I was hoping to be their just after Breakfast but with missing the ferry we were way behind and then we needed to stop and sleep way faster. It was also harder with the kids awake because we had to stop for food and stuff. So today we went to the new mall in Calgary, it was awesome. I got Kristina some new back to school clothes and some stuff for Brandon. We are going to Edmonton in the morning, to go to science world and then swim in the pool and go to west ed mall on Thursday. I am pretty excited. So is Kristina. Kris went over to his Dads house and they went and helped Micky and Adam move and then went for a bike ride. Leah and I took the kids to the water park, they had an awesome time. I love how Brandon is so into it. He loved it, he was going in and out all on his own, and played for probably an hour, by the time he was done the poor little guy was sooooo cold. His lips were blue and he was shaking. He loved it though! We went over to Ken and Holly's for dinner and hung out, the kids had a good time with their Grandpa. Kristina got to go in their hot tub and Brandon just ran around like the crazy little man he is. Kris was lucky enough to borrow Shane's bike, Holly's son. Its a 2005 Harley Rigid. He loved it, we even got to go for a short ride together, I love bikes! They are awesome to ride on! Thanks Ken and Holly for watching the kids so we could do that!

Wed morning 10:00 am

Well we are on our way to Edmonton now to go to Science world, it should be a good time. I think Kristina is more excited to go swim in the hotel pool but that's OK. We will definitely do that lots too! The kids are having an awesome time at Leah and Wayne's house. Its so nice to be able to stay somewhere that theirs nothing they can't touch and there is lots to play with! Brandon got his poor little finger closed in the front door this morning, Kris was packing the van and didn't see him following him, it looks like hes going to loose his nail. Hopefully he falls asleep soon so he can nap the whole way to Edmonton and then can be full of beans for Science world.