Saturday, July 30, 2005

After watching these craftsmen work, I will never look at my crystal the same again. We have the privelege of being able to watch these craftsmen mouthblowing their pieces right here in thier shop on the Halifax waterfront.

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Daniel speaking for Gnorm at Buttermilk Falls

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We're Back....

Good times were had by all. Gnorm had a great time, loves to explore, eat, swim, etc.....

Tonight we go to the Natal Day fireworks that they are setting off on the harbour. None of us are really sure how Gnorm will like them, although he loves thunderstorms. He is very intelligent. He had a great time at the science center and really enjoyed the musical stairs.

Hope everyone is well, and not suffering too much with the heat. Gnorm is wishing he wasn't wearing so much!
Pinnacle Rock at buttermilk falls.
Resting on the way...hiking is hard work in the heat!
The boys on a hike!
Gnorm wishing he too were a heron!
A heron in a tree......
The recently found Ivory Billed Woodpecker thought extinxt! Gnorm was so glad to be able to celebrate the find!
A visit to Cornell's bird sactuary....
Gnorm LOVES corn on the cob, and he's not too bad at husking it!
Claire and Gnorm en-route to Ithaca.

Friday, July 22, 2005

Sam and Gnorm resting after Gnorms journey here. Notice that Sam has shared his hat!
Sam and Gnorm, too excited to sleep, decided to get up EARLY to bake cookies for our trip!

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Goodnight Gnorm.....

After a relatively relaxed afternoon, Gnorm has hit the hay with Sam. They are sharing Sam's spiderman pillow.....

Sam thinks gnorm is beautiful and has put himself in charge of gnorms well being at the dnner table. Tonight all we heard was, " eat Gnorm eat " Turns out, he likes peanut butter and jam sandwiches!

Tomorrow we hit the road, so we will see what Gnorm thinks of travel by car versus a box!

In answer to Robin's questions.....

  1. 1. Do you or have you ever had a nickname and if so what is it?

    Big Al,by the people I used to babysit for
    Grandma, by my husband

    2. When you go out with your husband, what do you like to do?

    We like to go out to a movie,and maybe dinner...but we usually don't get out these days

    3. What is your favorite beverage and why?

    I love tea because it is so soothing, but I also enjoy coconut rum, and orange creamsicle pop

    4. If you could go anywhere in the world without regard to cost, where would you go?

    I would like to visit Portugal, and Mexico, Germany would be nice too.....

    5. What time do you go to bed usually?

    I'm usually in bed by nine.

    Now the rules,1) If you want to be interviewed by me, just say so in my comments.2)I will respond by asking you five questions ( not the same as above)3)You will update your site with the answers to the questions.4) You will include ths explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post.5) When others comment asking to be interviewed you will ask them five questions


He's a little weary from his travels so is resting now but the kids are anxious to take him out. They have already determined the seating arrangements in the van for our trip!

They also think that he looks like our oldest son Daniel. Not sure what Daniel will think of that when he hears about it but anyhow.... I'm off to make Gnorm some lunch.

Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Happy boy after his oatmeal bath!
Nice back!
Bloated chicken pox belly!

Monday, July 18, 2005

THEY'RE HERE!!!!!!!!!

.....the pox have arrived! Poor Sam!

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Alison Is .....

Robin suggested trying this. Type "(your name) is" into google, then post your favorite results...

HERE ARE MINE....... Alison is 16 stone 4 lbs

Alison is available to give a personal concert for your group( not sure doing what)

Alison is a very strong, independant, determined, down to earth Bajan woman

Alison is the girl you see standing knee deep in her spotty Boden wellies

Alison is a telepath of unspecified power level

Alison is attacked by an unseen creature as she steps outside for firewood

Alison is the one! ( was there ever any question?)

Alison is desperate

Alison is dumbfounded

Alison is a goddess ( thank you, thank you )

Alison is now wearing a golden satin dress with sequin adornments along the collar ( and don't I look grand!)

The background is darker, clearly Alison is the focal point

Alison is also known to be the kisser of men

Tuesday, July 12, 2005


latest google searches that have brought up this blog......

about ladies puking with two men

I bleed when I poop

three men and a stove

and one that had to do with things I don't need to know about!

Rare shot of Hud and I together.....

Sunday, July 10, 2005

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


did your wish come true?

Saturday, July 09, 2005

Daniel with his #9 birthday cake as requested!
Keep your balance...
Here duckie duckie....
Sam and Claire at the lake..

Thursday, July 07, 2005

A fabulous day at Peggy's cove with the family. We are only missing a pic of Samantha...more to come later...

Monday, July 04, 2005

MARGIE AND CLAN ARRIVE TODAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's to a week of fun and chaos! 6 kids 9 and under, sisters who haven't seen each other in 2 years, and two husbands who do not do much other than laugh and add to the fun!

Friday, July 01, 2005