Monday, June 13, 2011

21st Birthday!

I spent my 21st birthday in Canmore this year, with Kevin! The day was a bit crazy. Luckily Kevin didn't have to work because it rained in the morning. We drove to Calgary in the morning for a very hard workout. The girls had many treats waiting for me at the gym. After which I had physio with Jenny and hopped in the car for a doctor's appointment. Straight from the appointment we went to a swimming session (and yes I forgot a towel). So we hit the road again for Canmore to go out for a really nice dinner from Kev's parents!

We decided to go to Banff for our dinner out.

Along the way we saw two herds of elk by the road. Another nice birthday gift! 

Our dinner was INCREDIBLE!  The view was amazing and the meal was fantastic. We ordered scallops and halibut covered in miso sauce. They served us delicious starters to begin an amazing meal!


And the person that made my birthday amazing!  Look at the food!

After our dinner we stopped on the way down to take a few pictures with the Chateau Banff in the background. 

It was interesting climbing out of the car on a stony bank in heels.  Walking in heels is not my forte, which showed a few years ago at my prom when my Dad kept telling me I might want to take off my heels... oops.

Kevin came to my rescue.


After my busy birthday I slept like a log and woke up as a 21 year old in the morning. We had agility in the forest (in the rain) in the morning, which was going well until I fell off one of the slippery logs. In the afternoon, Kev and I decided to try out my mountain bike, yet again, and of course I fell off, yet again. I tried to practice my bunny hops (I'm not a very good mountain biker) and my wheel turned so quickly and threw me to the ground. Not fun and not a great way to start my year as a 21 year old.

However, since then things have been great. When I was recovering Kev and I decided to go into Banff for the day because it snowed like crazy the night before.

However, the snow never lasts long. The sun always comes back full bore. 

Our home... 

 On the weekends and in the evenings we meet up with other people in Canmore for bbqs, at cafes, to make smores, to bike, to play games, etc. We've made some mean burgers, mushroom burgers, fish, salads, and the works. We figured out that Maddy never wants to see dirty bandaids in her bed, in the game Things, and discovered that the board game, Whatzit?, that we bought from the thrift store for $1 is amazing (mil1ion = one in a million)


I'm much busier than I thought I would be. There is always a floor to be swept, laundry to be done, garbage to be taken out, a bike ride to be had, and dinner to make. However, I'm learning to grow up. 



To cherish the time I have with the people I love


To take the time to notice the clouds.


Canmore is a lot of fun so far. Sometimes we have visits on the weekend from people in Calgary. Usually the Ontarians unite; Phil, Maddy, Kev, myself and of course... Kelby, wondering about this small dog.

I still miss home and everyone there. I miss Whistler and everyone there as well. We are crossing our fingers for some more visitors, like Baye!

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