Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Swim Time and Banff Trip

I'm playing catch up, Elias just finished swimming at the end of November. This was his 1st time in lessons and he loved every minute of it. There were only 4 of them in the class, so he got to know the other kids pretty good and received a lot of one on one attention. We spend much of our summers enjoying the lake at the cabin so Elias was very much used to jumping and playing in the water. He had no fear jumping off the ledge into the water and was always the 1st one to dive down and get the rings and bring them back up.. they even took them in the deep end with water noodles, overall a great time for him.
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typical Elias
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Nixon insisted on having a picture too!
We also got to go to Banff at the start of December with friends. I knew i wanted to go somewhere to celebrate Jeremy turning the big 30! So i decided Banff would be a fun time, I had never been there and it would make a good weekend, not too far and i knew Jeremy had been dying to get in some much needed snowboarding after all those winters living in Saskatoon and not being close to the mountains. Me and Jeremy left a day early, and that was sure nice. Just the two of us, I can't recall the last time we ever stayed overnight somewhere with just the two of us. The next morning we took the gondola ride up the mountain, enjoyed some hot drinks and beautiful views, but food at the top was oh soo nasty. 
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view from the top..
We also did some fun shopping, Jer got new snowboard boots, happy birthday Babe, and then we met everyone for dinner. My friend Karen's parents had a timeshare in Canmore a 1/2hr away from Banff. It worked out great, much cheaper than staying in Banff and some great memories were had. I'll never forget walking the Longest hallways ever in exsistence to our rooms, haha and trying to enjoy the hot tub and outdoor pools while being not so entertained by some very annoying and interesting people, some very drunk and some in their undies. yes, Dont ask... Hey its Banff, right. But besides all that, there were some nights of incredible food eaten, some fun shopping, late chats and game nights.. oh man. and some much anticipated snowboarding for all.. even though i think i broke my tailbone.. maybe the spa next time.
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sorry these two were emailed pics, blurry but you get the drift.. loads of fun!
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It was a great weekend, so happy to spend it with Jeremy especially, happy big 30 babe, I love you


krystyn said...

love these, i wish i took more pic when we were there! the black and white of you and jer is so cute!! good times, definitely a re-do trip, so fun!

missLaura said...

sounds like a great birthday! You always know how to celebrate!

Heather said...

So glad you thought to go, that was so fun. I still dream about the choclate dessert at salt lik!

Karen said...

i need to get the snowboarding pictures! i seriously had so much fun in banff. it was so nice to get together with everybody and go snowboarding to to spend time with brad with out the kids!