Sunday, March 15, 2015

A wonderful visit

We really enjoyed having Ingrid visit us for two weeks.  We started out slowly due to her being under the weather but after that, we hit the ground running and were busy!  Lots of fun, family and friends! So blessed that the weather was amazing for the entire 2 weeks.... winter? what winter?  we have had a very early start to spring!

Catching some rays.....

Folks playing  Beach Volley Ball on Feb. 27th in the sun, no shoes, in shorts.... it was spectacular!

Next up.... Easter on Vancouver Island with mum and dad (April)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Walk, Work, Fun!

Last Sunday Diane and I walked up the Coquitlam Crunch, 2.2 kilometers UP and then 2.2 kilometers Down... that was the easy part!  It was a stunning day, lots of folks out and about enjoying the sunshine, we even saw a few hummingbirds!  

The first part of the crunch takes you up 437 steps, that's equal to 41 flights of stairs, then you follow the trail up the rest of the way.  The views are absolutely amazing too!

I synced my FitBit (pedometre) on Monday and earned another lifetime badge!  I have walked the entire length of Italy! 736 miles....
Ingrid arrives from Germany this week, so excited! some busy days ahead, but it's all good!

All is well at the Papke-Wood house, busy at work, busy with social stuff, I am busy working with the VWMS on it's annual fundraising event, going to concerts and generally watching winter whiz by! and thank goodness we've had such a mild winter here on the west coast.  I feel for the east coast... all that snow and freezing rain.... icky!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

A few Avigilon party photos

January 30th, 2015 the annual Avigilon party at the Commodore. 

We had a great evening! the theme this year was amazing - "Avigilon in Wonderland" a take on Alice in Wonderland. 

The decorations, music, entertainment and character players were all amazing!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

27 Days and counting....

Tante Ingrid arrives soon, we are excited that she's coming to Vancouver for a visit :)  There is alot on the 'agenda' to see and do while she's here for her 2 week vacation!

Everything from Dance House, Vancouver Symphony, Soccer, Art Gallery, High Tea, celebrating her birthday and visiting Vancouver Island. 

It's going to be a busy and fun couple of weeks!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Never Seen Anything Like It!

The "Dance House" crew, consisting of Ann, Diane, Marnie, and Martha were at an amazing dance performance last night featuring Louise Lecavalier of Canada.  OMG! is all I can say.... non stop movement on the stage for 75 minutes, it was breathe taking, intense, artistic and really.... you had to be there to believe it!  Words cannot explain the emotion generated from this performance.  This woman left her soul on the stage!  Follow the So Blue link below there's a small clip of what we experienced.

So Blue

"Lecavalier was dancing her guts out to a packed audience who responded with a unanimous standing ovation … a true deity of dance throws herself into her own choreography with such rebellion and playfulness."


Wednesday, December 31, 2014

And that was 2014....

It's so hard to believe how much can change in a year.  As I look back at 2014 I'm amazed, how at this time last year, things were completely different.  

The events of 2014 felt like a whirlwind, it was a busy year, but one that I conquered (that was my WOTY for 2014). 

And here we are, ready to embrace 2015, to face new challenges, follow dreams, conquer fears and explore all the possibilities that this New Year will bring to us. 

2015 is starting to shape up... hard to believe, I know, but we have "adventures" and plans already on the calendar.  Everything from visitors, graduation, weddings, vacations, family, friends and fun! Oh my!

I wish you all a very Happy, Healthy and Prosperous 2015!

Saturday, December 20, 2014

A wee bit busy.....

 I've been thinking about my poor neglected blog :( you know life is busy for me when I don't post on the blog... and a wee bit busy is an understatement!  How on earth did 5 weeks fly by without me writing a single post?  Bad me!  Well here's an update and some photos to keep you amused for a short time and I'll try to get things posted in a more timely manner again in the New Year.

We had a great visit with Katharina in November - as you can probably tell from the photos in previous posts.  After her departure I hit the ground running with preparations for the holiday season and work has ramped up quite a lot too, always happens when the year is drawing to a close, that mad rush from clients to get it all finished before December 24th!  Crazy people!

Here are few snippets and photo collages to tell you about the past 5 weeks!

Katharina left on the 13th of November.... November 14th I went to Dance House with my friends.  We saw L-E-V perform, an Israeli dance group and the piece was amazing!
During the week of Nov.16 I enjoyed two visits to Hycroft Christmas Fair!

 The week of Nov. 24 was busy with more social activities, a quick overnight visit to mum and dad's and Christopher's Birthday celebration.
The week of Dec. 1st - this was very busy!!!
On December 1st Ann & Diane and I kicked off the holiday season with a festive drink, a fun gift exchange, dinner at the Cat's Social House and then we went to see "A Twisted Christmas" a fun play at the theatre.
The VWMS had it's Christmas concert and luncheon on Dec. 3rd
Diane and I got together for a fun evening on Dec. 4th
Then DH and I went up to Whistler with Ann and Rob on Dec. 5th until Dec.7th for a really fun weekend!
Week of Dec.8th was filled with all sorts of holiday luncheons, baking, school and the annual Bitches Christmas party!

The German class went to the market, here I am with my classmate Iris!
And this past week.....
Sunday - Read my German Christmas story at the market

At the market with DH
Monday - Gift exchange with Elvino, Michael and Diane and we made nuts n' bolts!

Made Peanut Brittle with Ann Tuesday night

went for a Pedicure with Soozeeque on Wednesday afternoon

Drink with the boys at Bimini's Wednesday night after school
Spa night with Helen and Ann on Thursday

Got low lights done on Friday afternoon
So far that's it.... a few snippets I think are missing but that's okay.... you get the idea, life is a wee bit busy!