S: Seasons of Change - 2012
FC: of change
1: A Year in Review - 2011
2: We flew back on New Year's Eve. The kids couldn't wait to pick up Tyke from the Kennel. He was so happy to see us. It'll be hard to leave him again
3: The more you laugh the longer you live
4: Chinese New Year Year of the Rabbit
11: Marissa tried snowboarding for the first time - she didn't do too bad. Spent a lot of time on her bum
15: What a bunch of crazy kids
17: This year Marissa brought Kiyomi up. Jennifer didn't go this year but we met the Murdocks and had dinner together one night. Kiyomi introduced us to Slamwich.
19: Let the hunt begin
20: Marissa had a really successful (competing in Kamloops) and then She also was accepted
21: competition season. It started off with becoming Senior provincial rep for Chilliwack Festival being award 3rd highest overall score in Festival Du Ballet and dancing in the Rose Gala. She into Ballet Austin's trainee program and moved to Austin, TX in September.
22: Bradley played Tadpole this year and as usual, Tyke the cheerleader was always present | Waving to adoring fans
27: Grooming the fields Tractor or Truck
28: Bat Boy
29: Valley of Champions in Kelowna This was great bonding time for the boys. They didn't need any coaxing to relax. But not all fun and games.
30: The first road we did was to Whistler for competition at Peak Invitational. We stayed at the Pan Pacific and Tyke loved Whistler. He acted like a dog that is a world traveller
31: R O A D T R I P
32: Our next road trip took us to Kamloops but we stayed in Sunpeaks away from the hustle of Provincials. We were lucky because while we were there, it was the same time as the BC Lions training camp. Bradley also went swimming at the pool and we spent a lot of time hanging at Sunpeaks. It is so different when it is all covered in snow. Marissa got to suntan on the golf course. The big adventrure happened one day when we drove back from Kamloops and I ran over a gopher. Immediately after we ran it over, it started to thunder and hail.
36: To The Planetarium
38: Activity Day 2011 | Fun Times!
40: "It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are." | Annual Ceremonial Review
41: Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things. - Robert Brault | Annual Ceremonial Review | This is a big deal for the cadets. This is an opportunity to show off all their skills in front of commanding officers, family and friends
42: Tournament in Lynden, Wa - We were supposed to play but it got cancelled. Since we had reservations at the KOA anyways, we decided to still camp. Josh and his family went down as well.
43: Hot Dog
45: Kat and AJ's Wedding
48: Today I marry my friend...
57: Brad's first time at Camp Sasamat - he's already talking about residential camp
58: Wildplay Maple Ridge
60: Geronimo | Getting caught up | no hands and eyes closed
61: My monkees playing in the trees | don't look down
62: Symphony of Fire
63: Symphony of Fire English Bay
64: "There is an inner beauty about a woman who believes in herself, who knows she is capable of anything that she puts her mind to."
67: "If growing up is the process of creating ideas and dreams about what life should be, then maturity is letting go again.." | "Being a parent means never having a minute... yet always making a moment." - Michael Nolan | Coming home from Survival Camp at Alberthead
69: Camping in Fort Langley - Christmas in August
71: University of Texas Longhorn Game vs Rice
72: Wishing you everything happy for your birthday! | Happy 15th | Happy 17th | Happy 8th
73: Happy Birthday! | Happy 17th | Happy 2nd
74: Beautiful BC Whistler
79: At the beginning of the year, Bradley was still with Coquitlam Metro Ford but switched back to Port Moody in the fall. Here he is playing with Metro Ford
80: Tyke - our fourth child
82: Pumpkin Patch Laity Farms Maple Ridge
83: Picking the perfect pumpkin
84: Live to Skate | Tim is Kato from Green Hornet | Pumpkin Carving
85: Score!! Indiana Jones trick or treating with Dylan and Aidan
86: Phoenix International Raceway Kobalt 500 Nascar Race November 2012
88: There was a ton of stuff to do and the boys came back with a ton of freebies. Spencer got pictures with Miss Sprint Cup and Miss Coors Light
89: Boys will be boys
90: The boys snuck into the pits and signed the starting line and wall of the new track
92: Livin life to the fullest!
95: Rest from the busy days on the track | Rest from the busy days on the track
96: Bradley's 8th Birthday Party at Hyde Creek Pool
98: Family Is The Best Part Of Christmas | Our traditional gingerbread house night but this year we skyped Marissa and she told the boys where to decorate
100: Believe In The Magic Of Christmas
102: All Aboard - tickets please That's the way things happen on the Polar Express
103: Holiday Memories Warm Even The Coldest Of Days
104: Enjoying The Holly Days | I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas
105: Christmas Is A Time To Believe In Things You Can’t See
106: Since the Gradys were leaving for Phoenix for Christmas, we had an early christmas dinner combined with Bradley's birthday. Marissa, Spencer, Justin and Andrew were unfortunately missing
107: 2011 | A Season of Love and Laughter
108: Christmas Concerts & Christmas Trains | Mrs. Young's class talked about the different Christmas traditions for their Christmas concert song - they did such a good job
110: I'm Dreaming Of A White Christmas | Santa Breakfast at Grouse Mountain with E-Ma and Uncle Howie.
111: The boys brought their skates and had a ton of fun
112: Boys getting into trouble throwing snowballs at the tram
115: Marissa performed the Nutcracker in Austin, TX for a smaller studio. This is her first paid job and got to dance the Snow Queen role and the Sugar Plum Fairy role with her friend Calvin. We're so proud of her
116: SANTA CLAUS IS COMING TO TOWN!
117: Writing letters to Santa and putting cookies and carrot sticks out
119: CHRISTMAS CHEER
120: Marissa got her dream bike for Christmas from mom and dad. Too bad we won't let her ship it to Austin
121: NAUGHTY | NICE
122: Busy Holidays season - lunch with Yin Yin, having breakfast for dinner on Christmas day, having our traditional christmas dinner on boxing day with Andrew and Won. The kids played with their new christmas present - Xbox Kinect and Dance Party 2
123: Family Memories
124: Accolades and Applause and Picnics in the Park
125: Recognition award and lost my first tooth