Monday, January 25, 2010

So How About the big city

Downtown Vancouver on Saturday.......need I say more......ok well just this once I will give the long story :)

Saturday there was an open house at VanArts (Vancouver Institute for media arts in other words) so we left bright and early that morning to check out the digital photography program. It was a very interesting presentation. Found out lots of intesting Clint Eastwood believes in working 9 to 5 and therefore a lot of his movies are done with visual effects. Anways before this presentation we had the lovely oppertunity to wander around the street of downtown. We took a wander around a mall where we looked at a dress that was worth $1300...I found a cool purse that was worth oh something like $300 and and we can't forget the leather gloves that are worth over $100. Last but not least dad thought we should pass on the bathroom renovation for something better.......a watch.......worth $7000. Needless to say we did NOT buy anything in that store. Then while walking back to the school we got to witness a protest. Very fun to watch though we were to far away to figure out what they were protesting. Then for the final event of the evening we drove over to Granville Island and wandered through the public market. We drove home at seven that evening to where the prices are slightly more affordable and you don't get watch thousands of people protest something (though I was invited to a rally on saturday...i'm sure five people will show up hehe)
The fruit at Granville Island

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunpeaks and Idaho

Well the last couple weeks have been filled with fun and lots of days off.....
For Christmas my family went up to sunpeaks for a few days. The boys got lots of snowboarding in, the girls got lots of walks in and Ryder.....he got lots of sleeping in :) Then I went back to work for a few days then was on the road to Idaho for New Years. My new years was spent in this AMAZINGLYFANTABULOUSTICLYAWESOME house. Lets just say between the volleyball and basketball gyms and the random games set up everywhere no one was bored. Oh and I can't forget about the cool popcorn machine.......massive bonfires on the beach......the polar plunge.....the hot tub.......the fashion show...and I think you get the point.
the guys really liked the bumpits
our candle lit dinner when the power went out on
christmas day

First stop after the boader.....MEXICAN
Just imagine cotten eyed joe being played
and you will get the picture
waiting to make the dash to the river
keeping warm by the bathing
the middle of the winter