Sunday, March 30, 2014

Fun for Boys: Making Superheroes Fly

I had a great idea for a new way to make our superheros fly.  Normally, they are just thrown into the air or through the air aimed at a sibling.

Today I took about 10 minutes to make some yarn ziplines in the backyard and then made some yarn harnesses for IronMan and Captain America.  I rounded up a couple of hooks to attach to the harnesses and done!  Boys are now entertained.

Harnesses and hooks!

IronMan gets his send off.

We do have the perfect yard for this new game.

Captain America zooms through the air!

Unhooking and moving to the next set of lines.
Second level and more ziplines.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Two flights + one new to us car + 2400km of driving + visits with friends and family along the way + "Let It Go" on repeat = a mama on the brink of insanity.

That is how the boys and I spent our spring break!

Friends of ours were selling a small car down in Prince George and we decided to buy it to drive around here in Faro to save miles on the truck and fuel costs too!  I used aeroplan points to fly the boys and I down to Prince George and we left Matt behind in Faro since he had to work.

The trip was a blast!  I went to university in Prince George and I got to spend a couple of days catching up with friends I hadn't seen in over a decade.  There was also family there I got to have a huge turkey dinner with too!

We drove up to Dawson Creek to spend a couple of days with my parents and more visiting with friends and family.  After that it was north to Fort Nelson to see my brother, sister in law, and my three nephews. 

Finally, we made one long haul from Fort Nelson right through to Faro (about 1300km) in one day.  The boys were excellent travellers and I had such a fun time hanging out with them this trip.  We had great conversations, sang a lot, counted different types of vehicles, and enjoyed the fantastic scenery that northern BC and the Yukon have to offer.

Thank you to everyone that let us stay with them, fed us, and met up with us for visits!

And now....  a crap load of photos.  

Dalmatian Puppy and Marno the Marten waiting for our flight.

Future UNBC students in the making!

My beautiful friend Lana met up with us for lunch!
I used to be this lovely lady's Brownie leader and now she is graduating university!

11 years ago Elaina, Mike and I graduated!
The boys and their Great-Auntie!

My cousin and her family!  She cooked the best turkey for us.

Mike teaching the kids about computer games.
I miss these two dorks.  They haven't changed a bit!

The Pine Pass looked menacing, but the the drive was fabulous!

Met a friend from high school for lunch!

I wanted to keep this little gem.  I have known her mama since I was 12.

The boys catching up with their buddy in Dawson Creek!

I love my Auntie!

More Auntie love!!

My cousin and his husband!  Cutest newlyweds ever!
Dog doors are fun!

Grandma and crazy boys.


Cavan says we need a new baby.

Four not-so-little Hunter Family offspring!

Peace and quiet!

Liard Hotsprings at -15C!

Frosty and perfect.... until it was time to get out!

Why hello there, Mr. Bison!

Ipad in the dark.
Amelia Catcha Car is home in Faro!  The boys assisted in the naming.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Spring Is Coming!

Spring is coming!  Well, at least I think it is coming.  It has been cold here lately, but so bright and sunny every day.  With gorgeous weather like this, I have no clue how anyone could be miserable.  How can you not smile and enjoy your day when the sun shines so hard through your windows that you can even let the wood stove go out.  

The temperatures have been around -30C at night and up into the teens during the day.  But by this weekend, it looks like we might see highs of -2C!  Absolutely perfect spring weather. 

I am rather eager for spring to arrive; my to-do list for spring is getting mighty long.  I am looking forward to another summer of gardening (we are still enjoying canning and veggies from the freezer thanks to my garden last year) and also my first try at backyard chickens!  It looks like by-laws are in the process of being changed here in Faro to allow for residents to raise a few hens.  Yippeee!  Matt and I have been looking at ideas for making a little insulated and heated chicken coop for the backyard.  It is going to be a fun undertaking!

And then there is another season of camping!  And quadding!  And fishing!  And hiking!  It is going to be another stellar summer. 

But first, I get to enjoy another Yukon spring.  Our 7th Yukon spring.  It just keeps getting better.

Dreaming of a little birdie supper.

Ice fishing!

Cavan was not impressed that we hadn't caught a fish yet... it had been about 5 minutes since putting our lines in.

Bliss!  Hot tea, a bucket seat, a fire, and being outside.