Monday, July 31, 2006

Windermere 2006

Well here's some of the shots taken on our great vacation. I would have posted them all, but I can't believe how long this took to load. We had a great time, and I've put captions on some of the pictures for your reading pleasure. Expect some more later when I can focus on one or two. I LOVE our camera! Double click on the show and you'll be able to see the pictures a little bigger!

The New Camera

Yes....I are all so excited about the fact that we got our new camera! I'm thrilled myself, and I LOVE it. It's my new best toy ever. I spent a lot of time playing with it and trying to figure out just what it is capable of. The first night I put it to the test was the night of our Melchin family picnic at Shouldice Park. Here's just a sample of what this baby can do! We left the next day for Windermere, and I took tons of pics out there. This is our little Hannah
Sommer B
My new name for Erik is Squishy
I love this one of Papa and the Squish
Here's a pic of us (minus Amy) at Ross and Nicole's Wedding Reception.

You can tell what my future babies will be put through when they're born. I love taking pics of the kiddies! They like to have their picture taken, and will pose for me! Why do we grow out of that? Why do most adults shy away from smiling for the camera? Come on people, we're documenting lives here! Get on board!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

New Post for the New Look

I got bored of seeing my glitter letters not sparkling and so I decided to change it all. I sure love all of this stuff, and it took me way less time than last time to do it all. I'm grateful for that. Well, I know I haven't posted in a while, so I thought I should update. I missed posting Michael's birthday way back on the 6th. Sorry honey! Heather and Gannon and the kiddies were here for a while so free time was spent with them. But alas, he's another year older and I love him! Happy Birthday! Other than Gannon and Heather being here, not a whole lot is new. I'm getting really excited for this work week to be over because I actually get the whole week off next week and the whole Melchin clan is going to Windermere to stay in a cabin for the week. Kerri will be here, and Cade will follow after. I love it out there, but the only bad thing is I have to leave Michael here for a few days so he can work. He'll join us midweek. It's amazing how soon that separation thing sets in. I used to think that people who were going away from their spouses and were sad about it were wimps, but I am now what I made fun of. Oh well. I'll admit it! Kerri arrives tomorrow and brings...MY NEW CAMERA!!!! Yes we finally bought one and we're so excited...maybe me more than Michael. We decided to invest in a good camera that can see us through for quite a while. I'm excited to test my photography skills at the lake. I'm sure I'll get some good ones and I'll give Scott and Heather a run for their money as the family photographer. Well I now have to run off to a baby shower but I'm sure I'll be posting again before I go.

I just love this picture of Michael and Nixon so I thought I'd share it.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Back at it

Well we got back from our Invermere trip late on Monday night. It was so nice to be out there. The weather was beautiful!! It was so hot. On Saturday, we launched the jetskis and had a grand ol' time out on the lake. Michael and I were stuck on the XP when we were all together because Emily needed the stabily on the GTX for her gentle pregnancy ride. We were more than happy to oblige, but riding with 2 people on the machine is so hard. It's so unstable, and an extremely rough ride. My arms and legs were super sore the next day from clinging on for my life. It is always nice to get out on them though. The lake was so nice, but crowded. When I say crowded, I mean insane. There were so many people out there who didn't seem to have a clue what they were doing. It was a little frightening at times. Emily and I let the boys go out for a little while and we stayed on the beach. Michael sure loves those things, and I must admit, I find him very attractive while riding them! He's so cute. We then went back to the condo for a dip in the pool and some yummy dinner. We made chicken, corn on the cob, and veggie skewers. The corn was so yummy I want Taber corn to get here! I loved it. We then hit Dairy Queen for some treats, and back to the condo for a movie. We watched the Pink Panther. I fell asleep and missed the end, but what I saw was funny!

Sunday we went to Church, came home, watched a ton of movies and basically just sat around. I fell asleep early and totally missed the arrival of the rest of the family. We woke up on Monday and started all over again. I chose to sit at the pool this time though. It was a good thing for me because one of the jetskis broke and a lot of time was spent trying to fix it. I however relaxed at the pool with Cyndi. It was so nice. I really love it there! We're going back to stay at a cabin with my family the last week of July. It's always nice to be right on the lake. It feels so different when you can wake up and get right to all the water fun. I'm excited for that!

Yesterday was spent relaxing and hanging out with Erin and the kids, and my mom. I played with the kids and finally got to show Mom and Dad the cruise dvd Michael made. They liked it a lot. It's so good. Then I headed home to find Michael there finally. They work really long days now so I don't see him until later everyday. We then drove to Peter's and got some treats. I have to go into work today and get some stuff done, and then it's right back to it tomorrow. It's so hard to want to go back to it after all of that. Oh well, what else can I do?

The only really fun thing going on is our quest for a new camera. We are deciding between a few of them, and it's taking a while. Our options are fun, and I can't wait to just have it. I'm sure it won't be too much longer. Are you all so excited?