Saturday, July 26, 2008


My Dad came down for a visit in April for Rian's 3rd birthday!

Rian, my Mom ("Nanna") and I also went on an overnight trip to Harrison Hot Springs where we discover Rian LOVES swimming!

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More Xmas pictures!

[Formatting the blog isn't going well but will try to figure it out!]

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Friday, July 25, 2008

Xmas Party with the Sams, Jonah and Euan!

Dr. Sam!

Three pregnant women and one post-pregnant woman! 

Amazing, we all look so happy!

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Christmas 2007!  [Bear with me - having trouble formatting the pictures and text]

Decorating the tree requires concentration!


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Halloween 2007

Halloween was especially fun this year - Rian was 2.5 years old and was great at making the jack o' lantern! 

Rian dressed as King 
and his mate Sam went as a "sam-wich"!
Trick or Treating was a huge hit!

This year our 
house was on the parade route of the loc
al "Parade of the Lost Souls", a Commercial Drive festival hosted by Public Dreams

We bought a fog 
machine, Pete borrowed a proxima from work to show scary movies on our front curtains and we decorated the front yard!

We were a huge hit and even made the local TV news!

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Monday, July 21, 2008

Rian and Elia! Brother and Sister!

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Seaview Lodge!
Our soon-to-be completed 16-month project has been building a wee little cabin in Sandy Hook, Sechelt on the Sunshine Coast!
When its finished, it'll have 5 bedrooms upstairs and a 1-bed apartment in the lower level, enough for a lot of visitors! 

Trying to offset our super-sized carbon footprint, we've used a lot of green building materials including bamboo floors, non-VOC paints, 30% recycled fiber-cement siding, a metal roof, low-E windows, recycled kitchen and bathroom cabinets, dual flush toilets, etc.     

Its been a long hard (and expensive) slog but its looking amazing!  

With both sides of the family coming soon in August, it'll mark the start of a dream where Rian and Elia can grow up with a fun getaway home to have family and friends stay!

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Woo Hoo!  Welcome Back!

It's been a long time since I've posted - almost exactly 9 months!  In that time, guess what we've been doing???


Our beautiful daughter, Elia Makena Roberts was born June 26th at 8:14 pm!

Check out all that hair!  I kinda thought she might be blond but just the opposite!

So far she's an awesome sleeper!

Do keep checking this blog regularly! 

We've now got two wonderful children to showcase!

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Wednesday, November 07, 2007

The rest of the Thanksgiving pictures!

Mom hosted the big meal with us, lil' brother Kyle, Mike, our colleague Roy, his partner Alan and Carmen, who just started at the BC Centre for Disease Control as well.

Roy gave us a rendition of the Village People's YMCA!

Alan, Mom/Nanna and Mike!
And while Rian didn't eat much, he helped with the clean up!

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Finally, new pictures! Finally, the pictures of Grandpa Bonny's visit over a month ago!

Here are the three Bonny men!

And again!

Rian really loved seeing his Grandpa - and I think Grandpa loved seeing him too!

Do they look related?! It was a truly wonderful trip and so nice that Rian can know his family, even if they live so far away!

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Monday, October 08, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sure in every culture there is a holiday that is solely implemented by eating food! Lots and lots of food!

For North Americans, Thanksgiving is all about feasting so we had a Sunday brunch with the Sams, Jonah and 7-month old Euan!

I love toddler parties - kinda hard to take oneself too seriously! AnneMarie and Dan - and yep, that's Jonah with a bucket on his head!

Rian looks good in orange!

Euan tried to pretend he didn't really know the other four...

Rian likes his mates!

Libby and Dan (with Jonah's lil' bro in there some- where!)

Eat well all!

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Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Grandpa Bonny's visit!

Pete's dad was visiting for latter-half of Sept! He had a great visit, going to ScienceWorld, Bard on the Beach, Kiri Te Kanawa concert, Vancouver Island and the Sunshine Coast, not to mention the beaches, playgrounds, Little Nest cafe, etc!

Rian also likes our new light....

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