Friday, December 28, 2007

An Okanagan Christmas

It was a special Christmas for the Suttie and Graham families in Penticton this season. A first Christmas in the new house for grandma, Fred and Jamie. We missed having Rachel and Kris home for Christmas this year. Rachel had her first day on duty on Christmas Day.

As per usual, every meal was carefully planned and very, very delicious. The stockings were hung with care (and treats!!!). We had a couple walks through the snow. And of course, what would Christmas be without Yatzee, Mexican train and (the new game of the season).

As I reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, I am always amazed at how special and sacred it is to be with family, especially at this time of year. Families rule!!!!

It was also nice to catch up with friends this season.We visited Sherry and her 3 boys and saw her family as well. We chatted over home-made chocolate truffles, chips and cookies. A very healthy lunch indeed!

Sunday, December 02, 2007


We joined 15,000 other Dane Cook fans and laughed our heads off while Dane performed for 2 straight hours! Big thanks to Andrea and John for organizing it and driving, and to Jake for joining us.

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

The end of an era

Last Monday Jamie and I said goodbye to a good old friend.

We shared lot's of memories.

Went on road trips.

Listened to music, cruised along the White Rock Strip, the Sea to Sky Highway, the 1-5 to Seattle.

We went on dates.

Shared some laughs

and a lot of good times.

Goodbye Toyota LE.

We had some good times and you are in good hands now.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

I love fall!!!

Don't you just love cool, crisp Fall days? I do!!!

Gathering Leaves

by Robert Frost
Spades take up leaves
No better than spoons,
And bags full of leaves
Are light as balloons.
I make a great noise
Of rustling all day
Like rabbit and deer
Running away.
But the mountains I raise
Elude my embrace,
Flowing over my arms
And into my face.
I may load and unload
Again and again
Till I fill the whole shed,
And what have I then?
Next to nothing for weight,
And since they grew duller
From contact with earth,
Next to nothing for color.
Next to nothing for use.
But a crop is a crop,
And who's to say where
The harvest shall stop?

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jennica's new adventures

The word on the street is that Jennica has a new job.

I (Jennica) will be teaching grade 3 at Vancouver Christian School this year. I met my class last Friday and I must say they are EXTREMELY cute and really nice kids.

I'm just orienting my self in the next few days and doing some unit planning and I will begin teaching on the 25th of September.

Wish me luck!!!

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Dirtbike jumping in Gastown

Believe it or not, these dirtbikes are doing 30 foot high jumps on a narrow street in Gastown. It was part of a bike show.

Flying high with TK

Our talented friend TK, a professional pilot and one of the best people I know, recently took us for an awesome flight around Vancouver. He even let me (Jamie) fly the plane for a few mintues (I almost peed myself).