Monday, January 14, 2013

Laughing Wind...

It was like magic... 
This morning,
just moments after I submitted
CKC's formal documents to
name our kennel
the sky filled with the most beautiful
rainbow clouds!!
And suddenly a strong warm wind
filled the air!!

Funny thing is ...

 the name I submitted was...
"Laughing Wind" 
The girls and I had SO much fun
 watching our rainbow clouds
as the Laughing Wind blew
the magical colours all around...
We sat at the end of our driveway in the truck,
camera in hand, and took a million photos ;)

A pretty sweet Omen  for
Laughing Wind Leonbergers,
if you aske me :)

Saturday, November 3, 2012


Halloween started in our house
DAYS ago!
It started with
a spiderweb table cloth
and a number or other creepy items
placed around the house,
along with two
 very excited little girls!
Their excitement mounted
when they invited friends over to
(what I suspect will be come an annual event!)
our pumpkin carving party!
Decked out in 
adorable seasonal outfits
sent up by Aunt 'Reen,
we began to get ready for
TONS of fun on the big night!
With a week bit of make-up,
a dash of imagination,
and buckets of fun,
Our little girls were
transformed into,
Hulk Witch and Pumpkin Princess!!
They were both thrilled with
 what greeted them int he mirror ;)
I was thrilled too...mighty cute kids
if I don't say so myself ;)

As for that man of mine,
I had NO idea that
he had an inner Pirate! 
At school carnival,
Adelaide had fun with the ring toss
succeeding on her first throw...
while Sarah was told her fortune!
Apparently she is going to
 marry a man that makes her laugh,
have 9 children
(including a set of triplets AND twins)
and have a career that
has her working out doors!
Really?? NINE kids???
I'm going to be one busy grandee!!!
Once we got home the final details
 had to be attended to in a hurry!!
As the first kids arrived,
I was adding the final touches!
We were finally prepared, inside and out,
for anyone who might drop by...
and Pirate Daddy was
out the door
with two excited
Trick-Or-Treaters :)
Decorating outside was a blast :)
I think this witch was
one of my favourite
details that will reappear
from year to year now ;) fact, she needs a name...
It took no time at all before all five outdoor
Jack-O-lanterns froze solid!
No pies from these critters
but, I DID give 5 lbs of pumpkin seeds
to a friend to roast!!
And roast them he did!!
We received a bag the other day...

maybe it was the display window
that was my favourite
aspect of the house.
It featured crafts that the kids had done
both at home
and at school!
 maybe it was just the
entire house...
In the  end...
  Hearing the 
squeals of delight
and seeing the
sparkle in the faces
of my girls,
created more magic
than any other
part of Halloween!
After all,
those precious moments
are what it is all about

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Our Thanks Giving Weekend
was filled with tons of fresh air,
beautiful scenery
and an abundance of smiles.
I dare say, it my was my
 favourite Thanks Giving ever!
Oh, and of course,
there was TONS of great food
and friends to share it with :)
Starting with a beautiful pink sunrise
 over the mountains just out our front window,
was a great way to start the weekend together :)
And finding out that the mukluks that I
bought for Adelaide actually fit her,
sure added to the happy vibes!
Then it was time...
we headed out to the kennel
to move the dogs over
to their new property!
While I wasn't sure
how the dogs would like this
part of the adventure,
it all went well :)
both, kids and dogs alike,
had a blast!
Starah was full of kisses
along with the rest of the gang!
and Taz was over the moon excited
about the truck ride
Adelaide and Sarah scoped out the new pen
and played in the tall grass,
 exploring all of the
secret hiding places that could be found
while Dad set up the dog houses. 
The girls were full of smiles 
so much so that
Sean and I kept taking moments...
moments to savour
the sights and sounds of their
The girls play so well together...
When watching them,
I often wonder
what it must be like to have
a built in best friend,
and I'm reminded
just how grateful I am to have twins
and just when I thought
they had played themselves out... 
they found the energy
to get back up again
and help Dad
prepare another
dog spot
and to goof around with me...
dancing in our sun-shadows 
with the camera.
It really was an awesome
weekend to move the dogs
to their new kennel.
The sun was shining and
the scenery there is stunning
no matter what the day!
In fact,
I couldn't resist nestling down into
my own bit of grass
and getting lost in the warmth of the sun
under the mountains, with
the sound of the girls giggling
in the background...
and the dogs
were equally excited about
the new smells
the fresh grass
and the endless stream of hugs
 Adelaide was very keen
to ensure that all safety measures were
well in place for the move...
While Dad handled the dogs,
she stayed back at the truck,
and kept a close eye on the locks and latches
so that nobody got out
before it was their turn :)
That girl
continues to amaze me with her
confidence around the dogs
and the unconditional love that
she bestows upon them!!
 And it never fails...

those dogs ALWAYS reward her by
returning that same
ease and affection :)
Once the dogs were settled,
we headed back to the house. 
Next, it was off to visit our new neighbours... 
What a HOOT!!
I can already hear it,
"Mum, Dad, can we get a GOAT" ?
I've got to tell you...
dang, those little critters are cute !!
Heck, Cute enought to consider...
just not today ;)

Oh, alright,  one more doggie photo
...just because! ;) 
 After leaving Will & Kate (the goats)
it was time to explore
our new yard
out behind the house!
Both Adelaide & Sarah Grace
were thrilled with THIS find!
 Notice the size of this tree root?
It's  HUGE!
Actually Dad missed out on our
hike to visit the goats
so, we made a point of
taking him back there
the very next day and
introduced him to Will and Kate
 and  this tree!!
It was fun to watch the girls
lead their Dad on a grand adventure :) 
They were SO proud to show him
 how they could find their way!
Together, I think we found the beginnings of a
new magic trail back there!
That, in itself, went a long way in making this
place feel more like home  :)
This was a "moment"...
while walking through the forest,
  armed with a twinkle in her eye,
my beautiful Sarah stopped and
draped her dress over her head :)
How I wish my girls could stay
four forever...
At the end of the weekend
this strange little cloud
caught our eyes.
It was off the back deck when
 being kissed by the light of sunset...

It struck me,
What a great end to our wonderful
family filled
Thanks Giving weekend!!

I've so much
to be thankful for this year :)
Hope yours was just as magical  

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

While the summer sun is always
 hard to say good bye to,
the return of darkness brings
 something just as beautiful as
 the mignight sun...
The Northern Lights!!
And last night
they danced and held hands
in a display that would rival
the beauty of any season!
Just one more reason why life in
 the Yukon
 is so magical

Wednesday, September 26, 2012



Thanks a lot 
for the really
awesome parcels
Aunt 'Reen!
See you in