Friday, 1 March 2013

In Chronological Order

Jaclyn visited the temple here in Calgary for the first time on February 9th. It was a great day, and we are so blessed to have a temple in our city. She obliged me with this cheesy sister missionary photo I wanted.

Carmen and Chloe had a week off school last week so I took them skiing to Nakiska. Carmen ran into a few friends from school before we even had our skis on, and away she went. I skied with Chloe and Tristen (Chloe's friend) and we had the good luck of meeting up with Harvey the Hound who was out celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Calgary Olympics.

I spent the second half of last week in Atlanta for a dental course with the other hygienists from my office. We had some extra time and we got to visit the amazing aquarium in Atlanta. (Maybe next time I'll pay extra to go for a dive.)

The lion fish was my very favourite.

Right next to the Aquarium is the Coca Cola Museum, which I have never aspired to visit but it was pretty fun.

There was an area with 65 flavours of Coca Cola products from around the world. The best one I tried was Melon from Thailand. The worst flavour was Beverly from the UK.

Carmen turned 14 on Monday! She opened her last present of the morning with her teeth.

Carmen decorated her own cake, and made the flowers herself. You know what they say: if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself.

14 Candles.

And her team came through with a birthday win!


Jill said...

Wow, Jacklyn looks like the ultimate Sister Missionary!

Carmen suddenly looks so much older, apparently turning 14 does that to a person!

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

That is one great missionary shot!

It's so fun to see a catch-up on your family.

How long is a flight from Calgary to Atlanta? It seems like that would be kind of a long one.

Marie said...

So happy I was able to be at the temple that day. I got all blubbery again telling Dirk about it. Just so proud.

Carmen - That cake is AMAZING!!! the flowers are beautiful. And so are you.