Did You Miss Me?

Hello everyone – I’m back!

I had an eventful weekend at home. Saturday was a BBQ and hockey watching. Alas, we lost the hockey game, but the BBQ was excellent. We did up hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill. Here’s the spread:

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I went with a hamburger with cheese, onion, pickle, lettuce, ketchup & mustard. As well as some veggies, chips, and dip 🙂

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There were also a few date squares consumed over the course of the weekend. I love my mom’s date squares!

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And that’s pretty much where the food photos from the weekend end. Really, you aren’t missing anything amazing. Other than maybe some triple chocolate ice cream 😉

So Sunday, I went for a hike with my mom and her friend along the Coquitlam River to the falls on the river. I took a ton of pictures, since it was just so beautiful there. I figure it makes up for the lack of food photos 😉

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Mom using the log bridge to cross the streams that intersect the path.

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This photo doesn’t really give you the full effect of how high up the falls are.

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I climbed up the hill to take some pictures from the top of the falls. If you look closely, you can see my mom & her friend in the top right corner. It gives you a better idea of how high up they are.

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These are traps they have on the river for some salmon surveys.

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It was a relatively easy hike, other than when I climbed up the side of the falls. Coming back down, I slipped on a root, and landed flat on my behind. I sprained (I think) my thumb, and jarred my neck/upper back, so I’m a bit sore now. At least I didn’t break me or my camera! But talk about poor timing – I had my audition for the 2010 Olympic Opening/Closing Ceremonies that evening!

Speaking of the audition – it was pretty fun. I can’t really talk about what went on in the actual audition, because we do have a confidentiality agreement to adhere to. But it was interesting, and I think it went well. I’m really hoping to get a call back telling me I’ve been selected to be a part of the ceremonies. They aren’t doing call backs until the end of the summer/early September though! I guess Sunday was the first day of auditions, so it’s going to take awhile to see everyone, review the videos, and then place them in roles. I hate all this waiting!

Today I headed out to UBC to meet with an advisor about the classes I need to take before I can apply to the Dietetics program in February. I think the meeting definitely helped clear up some of the questions I had, but I need to contact another advisor in regards to some of my transfer credits, so I’m not 100% sure how it’s all going to work. It’s a bit scary, giving up my job to take these classes, when I don’t even know if I will get into the program. But I think going and meeting with the advisor, asking questions, and putting a name to a face will hopefully help my chances 🙂

After the meeting I went for lunch with my mom at White Spot. I had one of their specials – the Mediterranean Chicken Burger. It was pretty good, too bad it’s only a special. Then we were off so I could catch the ferry.

I made it home just in time to settle in and watch some hockey. Oh, my poor Canucks. They lost again, and now their season is over. Time to put the jersey away until next season I guess.

And that, my friends, was my long weekend. Sienna was very happy when I came home this afternoon 🙂 So I will leave you with another one of her baby pictures, before she grew into her ears and tail. Night!

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Categories: Baking, Dinner, Family, Pictures, Sienna


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13 Comments on “Did You Miss Me?”

  1. May 11, 2009 at 11:45 pm #

    That hiking spot looks wonderful, I have to check it out!

  2. May 12, 2009 at 4:04 am #

    Love all the nature photos!

    And the cute kitty at the end 😉

  3. May 12, 2009 at 4:31 am #

    Beautiful photos!! I definitely did miss you… so glad the audition went well!!

  4. May 12, 2009 at 4:57 am #

    Great photos! Glad you had a good audition!

  5. May 12, 2009 at 5:28 am #

    😦 Sorry about the game!!

    I’ve got my fingers crossed that you hear good news from the audition! That would be awesome!!

  6. Nicole
    May 12, 2009 at 6:50 am #

    Oh no!! I hope you feel better. Hiking can be dangerous!

  7. May 12, 2009 at 6:59 am #

    Sienna reminds me so much of Pepper!

    Sounds like a great weekend home and I LOVE all the nature photos you took. You’re lucky to live in such a beautiful part of Canada! 🙂

  8. May 12, 2009 at 7:52 am #

    Welcome back!!

    Looks like a beautiful adventure!

  9. May 12, 2009 at 9:51 am #

    ha ha, it looks like she’s waving hello! 🙂

  10. May 12, 2009 at 12:27 pm #

    love the hiking spot!

    and i’m glad you’re ok and the audition went well! i can’t wait to hear for that callback!!!

  11. homegirlcaneat
    May 12, 2009 at 5:42 pm #

    Those date bars looks amazing! Along with the nature hike!!

  12. May 13, 2009 at 10:46 am #

    Oh Sienna! Henry had satellite ears too! I love it!
    That looks like a gorgeous hike. I wish confidentiality agreements didn’t get in the way of us gossiping about your audition. 🙂

  13. May 13, 2009 at 1:48 pm #

    Love the hike and the sweet sweet babies at the end! 😀

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