TRI to keep it WILD - Raising funds for Nature Conservancy of Canada

Thursday, July 3, 2014

EPIC Dartmouth

Team Tri to Keep it Wild went fast and had fun during Sunday's Epic Triathlon. Even though it was a hot day, Scott and Sarah did as well or better than planned and neither one was too tired for a couple more days of Canada Day fun afterwards - going to the beach, touring the Citadel, checking out the Tattoo parade, visiting a working war ship... They raised $1000 for the Nature Conservancy. Woo!

The team photographer (that's me, Tracy) had a hard time keeping up at the transitions :)

Ready to bike while Sarah is swimming

Happy to finish a good swim: 3.8km.
Let's see how a 90km bike feels...
And another 90km for Sarah...
Scott got off on the run so fast we almost missed him!

Sarah jumps in for the team finish!

Friday, May 9, 2014

For a tiny bumski

Just finished making some little bloomers...

Hope these fit on little Cowabunga all summer! 2 weeks to go!! :)

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring should be here by Friday

Blizzard warning, storm surge warning, daycare's closed, Scott's office is closed (sometimes happens for weather), my office is closed (NEVER happens).

Let's make this the end of winter, ok? Please?

Friday, January 31, 2014

Little things


I've just been working on a few little crafty things lately while my big project - the sawtooth quilt acts camera shy in the sewing room. Here are some tiny pants for junior who is set to arrive in May. Thanks for modeling, Kermie!

 Knitting feels nice, sitting on the couch where it's warm inside when blizzards like this are happening every couple of weeks!!! Winter, ugh.

I've had this set of play numbers on the go for a long time. The numbers 1-9 are all fused on the backgrounds . Now I have outline them all with embroidery. Six more to go! Then I guess I'll make little quilty sandwiches with them and they'll be ready to play with. B already knows lots of numbers, so I'd better get going!!

And finally, a yellow hat, as requested by B, to match her "banana suit" - a favorite knitted sweater and pants set she got from our cousin last Christmas - still fits, woo! Thanks for modeling, Roberta Rabbit!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Random thoughts from Halifax to celebrate the end of spring.

Summer was here for a few days. We went to the lake. Good times. 

They have pineapples growing in the Public Gardens in Halifax. The Public Gardens is my favorite thing in Halifax. I didn't know pineapples are pink while they're growing.

It's almost time for Canada Day. Woo! We're going camping on Prince Edward Island (we hope). It's supposed to be rainy so we'll see how it goes.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Long Time No See...

Oops! I typed a bunch of stuff for this post and then I was dumb and lost it all. But since I have diapers to wash, I'll let you choose your own adventure to go along with the photos. Hint: we went on vacation without junior. 

Thursday, February 21, 2013


I forgot to tell you...We had an awesome New Year's Eve this year with friends who came over and even brought LOBSTER!!! It was lobster-mania! And we could see the fireworks in Halifax when midnight came. I love our view of the twinkly lights and the shining harbor of Halifax in winter, but I'll be glad to have our nice jungle-y canopy of privacy back once summer finally rolls around. Is it ever coming?

I don't think this evil winter will ever end. We went to see Shubenacadie Sam on Groundhog Day at the wildlife park (-10C max that day!) and he predicted more winter for us. Duh. We had a really cold snap for a couple of weeks. Then a storm that brought quite a lot of snow. And now it's back to the usual cycle of snow, rain, freeze, wind, repeat.Why is the text black? I don't know.

 A brave man.

Scott's parents came for a nice visit just before I started my new job. We welcomed them with snow drifts so high we couldn't open the door to the back deck.

And we made a snow Bunyip in the backyard - FUN! You'll have to read "Watch Out Little Wombat!" by Charles Fuge to learn about the Bunyip. Gramps helped with the new flooring in the basement. Just a few more steps (I didn't say quick or small steps) and we'll have a nice sunny room we can hang out in. Too bad my sister's home improvement skills don't magically transfer to me somehow!

So... now our lives have become a rush rush rush as we cling to our sanity waiting for the weekend to arrive each week. I have to drive out to the airport each day for work so in the morning I leave early and Scott takes the girl to daycare in the stroller, then runs to work or takes the bus. The weather is not making this an  easy feat. Then I pick her and the stroller up with the car in the afternoon and Scott has to work a bit later into the evening. She's definitely still adjusting to her new schedule.

I have been good so far - the first two weeks - planning and shopping for the week's meals on Saturday and Sunday. The weather, back-to-back bouts of pinkeye for B, bronchitis for me, and a bad cold for Scott have caused a few bumps along the way, not to mention some days and nights without good sleeping and napping, but I think we're settling in now.

I am an "intermediate aero/mech engineer (transmissions)" at IMP Aerospace and Defence now. Eek! I support the CSH149 Cormorant which is a Canadian Forces Search and Rescue helicopter. Here's one at the base in Greenwood, NS with some famous people. I believe they got a ride in a Cormorant from NS to PEI when they were visiting Canada.

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