Monday, June 22, 2009

Lets go...... Shologan?

Last week Brett and I rushed home from work to get all ready for the first preseason CFL game of the season. It was not only exciting to get out and do something, and Brett is also a huge riders fan, but my good friend Keith is also part of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Last year we went and watched him play in a game, and also went to Regina to watch a game. We got to meet lots of the team, and went out with them one night. It was lots of fun.

We got to the game, and lucky Keith played over 3/4 of the game! As far as I could tell he was doing really great. About half way through the game we went and sat with Keith's family. They were so proud of him, and how well he was playing. It was great to see such a wonderful family supporting their son.

Below are some pictures from the game. We have plans for 2 road trips to Regina this summer, and possibly some more outings in Edmonton when the team comes back. Should be a fun summer of Rider/Esks football. The question is just who to cheer for?

Wax Museum

On our second or third day in Vegas, we decided to go to the wax museum. It was so hot outside and we thought it would be a great way to beat the heat. I had suggested that we go here earlier in the week, but no one really thought it was a good idea. I'm really glad we went it was lots of fun.

Such a fun afternoon

Crystal getting eaten by the white tigers

Quinn rocking out with the green guitar and Lenny

Brett getting married to George

Oh Tim how we love you

Shaq is a tad bit taller then I am

Cameron and I in Vegas

Viva Las Vegas

So even though it has been a month since we got back from Vegas, I am a little behind on my blogging. I thought I would share some of my favorite pictures from the trip. We are hoping to get back for New Years Eve 2009, so hopefully there will be lots of great time to be had again.

Brett and Quinn surfing through Vegas

The best outfit in all of Vegas!

The Vegas Pussycat Dolls Troop

Old School Playboy Bunny Costume

Brett's sweet mask in the Cirque de Soleil store

Touring around Vegas on afternoon

The awesome boot store we found!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Wake-up Call

Once and a while we have events in our life that cause us to have a wake-up call. Either we are not following the goals we set out for ourselves, getting off track, or taking things for granted. This last week, I had a huge wake up call.

A few weekends ago I spent the most amazing weekend with my girlfriend and her fiance, and another friend. We went riding, laughed, visited, and just had an amazing weekend spending time with each other. Two days after I left she was rushed to hospital with a virus that was attacking her nervous system. She is OK now, and is back home after spending a few days in the hospital. However, she is having to depend on a walker to be able to walk and has a long road ahead of her to recover.

It is stories like this that makes me realize that we cant take out lives for granted. So many of us go through the motions ever day, doing what needs to be done, but not really living life to its fullest. Hearing this also made me think of the small things that we take for granted in our lives such as driving or walking.

I hope that my girl pulls though, as I know she will. She is a true fighter and has already set a goal of walking down the aisle at her wedding without the walker, and I know she will do it!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Life Lessons

Over the last couple of weeks I have confirmed something in my life... I am not a patient person! This revelation is not a new one for me. I am the type of person who would rather do something myself then teach someone or wait for them to do it or have someone else do it for me rather then having to wait to be shown how do to do it, or what needs to be done.

This matter is slightly different in that I have absolutely no control over what h appends, something else I don't like much in life, but that's for another day. This situation has felt me waiting for an answer. At this point in time I have no idea when I will get what I am looking for, or if I ever will. But for now, I am doing my best to try and be patient.

It seems the more I think about the pending answer the more it consumes my life, and so recently I have been trying to keep as busy as possible to prevent that. We have a local cattle show that is coming up that I have been working on some animals for over the last few weekends, and I have also started to scrapbook again, something that I haven't done since college.

Hopefully, this test of waiting will end sooner then later, but in the mean time, at least I am working on my patience, and who can't afford to be more patient?