BC: of 2012
1: "Families are like fudge mostly sweet with a few nuts." ~Author Unknown
2: Snow fell Jan. 14th... Beautiful, but annoying for the last week of classes before exams (for Mom), but wonderful for Jack and Sam!
3: It's the little things that make life beautiful.
5: "The more you laugh the longer you live" | "Good times are even better when they are shared"
6: 100 days of Grade 1 | February was a big month for Samantha! On the 7th, she lost her first front tooth. On the 15th, she celebrated 100 days of Grade 1 with her class.
7: Samantha tries on some dance costumes... competition season is around the corner!
8: Sam lost her second front tooth in her sleep on March 1st... | There were some tears and fears that she might have swallowed it... but we found it in her bedsheets! | Look, Ma! No front teeth!
9: "All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth!" (Hopefully we won't have to wait that long--unlike poor Jacksen who was, at the time, still waiting for his 2nd front tooth to come in!!)
10: March 7th: Mountain Elementary School Choir goes to the Heat game to sing.
11: Samantha's friend, Annabelle, shows off her loose tooth... Teeth were falling out all over the place this month!
12: What are you trying to suggest, Jack!? :) | Grandma D & Grandpa Harvey came to visit during Spring Break... | SKATING! | EL DIABLO!
13: CASTLE NO-FUN PARK! | "DEAD-EYE" DAG | "HANGIN' ON" HARVEY | BUMPER | CAR | BATTLE
14: FORT | LANGLEY
16: At last... THE SUN | After a terrible spring break with snow (!), hail, rain, and cold, the sun finally came out for a couple of days.
17: A rare photo of Jack with a nice smile! | While Grandma D was visiting, the weather here was terrible... yet temperatures in Winnipeg were 28 degrees! Then she left and it got nice here, and cold there. Oh, the irony!
18: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
20: Epic street hockey... Epic battles... Epic public skating... EPIC FUN!
22: PEP RALLY: April 2 Clarke Theatre | ACRO
23: Musical Theatre
25: BACKSTAGE...& on stage...
28: Some Bunny's Having An Easter Egg Hunt | Spring is Here!
29: Hippity Hoppity Easters On It's Way
30: COMPETITION SEASON
32: spring: a. The season of the year, occurring between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to comprise March, April, and May. b. A time of growth and renewal.
34: "be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." - Kahlil Gibran | It's a beautiful day, don't let it get away.
36: Spring Training for Samantha's Dance Technique
38: Abbotsford Dance Centre's Gala Evening
40: Samantha turns 7 with an iCarly themed party!
41: Ready, Set, Blow! | Does My Mom Know How To Throw A Party Or What
42: ANNUAL DANCE RECITAL
43: evenings to remember | two
45: Family Trip to Seattle! Late June, Jenn had an AP conference & Jamie and the kids came along for a family quasi-vacation!
46: Seattle Science Center and Woodland Zoo
48: Canada Day Parade! Samantha's Acro Team was invited to ride along with the Mayor's Float, and to perform on the main stage at the festivities after the parade. Sam absolutely adored it!
49: Berry Festival Performance! And her Jazz and Ballet groups were invited to perform at the Berry Festival.
50: at Whiteshell with Grandma D & Grandpa Harvey
51: On Grandpa's boat
52: SUMMER MARSHMALLOW ROAST
53: Samantha's fishing "catch"
54: Samantha and Grandma D's pet Foxy!
56: Viva Mexico For our 15th wedding anniversary, Jamie and I went to Cabo san Lucas and stayed at the beautiful Riu Palace. We had a wonderful time and met some great people.
62: So far, Jacksen's favorite things about Grade 4 are gym, science, writing, drawing, and social studies. His best friend in his class is Koby. Jacksen says, "Imagination is more important than knowledge. - Albert Einstein".
64: So far, Samantha's favorite things about Grade 2 are art, gym, and math. Her best friend in class is Santana. Samantha says, "Mrs. Moorthy is the best teacher so far in school. I love school!"
66: Hockey, at last!
67: After more than a year of asking, we finally signed Jacksen up for a pond hockey league. He has been loving playing for team ORANGE!
68: Oscar Robert Kahler September 21, 2012
69: "a new baby is like the beginning of all things, hope, a dream of possibilities."
70: Happy Birthday to You | Hooray For Birthdays
71: Jacksen's 9th Birthday... first "sleep-over" party! | Family Party/Dinner
72: As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy
74: Annual Halloween party at Jessica's place! Lots of fun as always. Plus, we didn't let the 7.8 M earthquake on Haidi Gwaii stop the party!
75: Trick or Treat!
77: Trick or Treat!
78: "Good times are even better when they are shared" | Early November, I took a quick trip to Knoxville to meet my newest nephew, Oscar. What a cutie! And too short a visit...
79: "The more you laugh the longer you live"
82: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
83: A Season of Love and Laughter | Family Is The Best Part Of
84: "Although it's been said, many times, many ways, Merry Christmas to you!"
87: Samantha's Mini Dance Team's Annual Glamour Shots.