Tuesday, April 22, 2008

I wasn't sure whether I was going to post about Trent and I getting engaged but I think I can't keep it off of the blog as I am sure there will be many future postings about the whole planning process. I try not to put anything too personal on the site but its big news and really, anyone who reads this blog probably already knows.

So there you have it. We got engaged when we were at the Rock Water Secret Cove Resort. His asking did not come as a surprise as we've talked about it extensively but he certainly caught me off guard. I was convinced the proposal was coming on our canoe trip in June so when he pulled out a ring box (another surprise) I was stunned.

We think we've nailed down a wedding date, July 11th, 2009. The church is reserved and now we are looking for reception venues. Not easy when you live in Vancouver/Deline and are planning a wedding on the opposite coast (Halifax). Thankfully we have the support of Trent's mum and sister and many friends/family who have been married out there in the past few years.

Last night I had dinner with some friends and one commented on how much has changed for us in the past two years. Two years ago I was just settling in BC. They were trying to have a baby and I had basically given up on the idea that I would ever get married. Now they have a beautiful 6 month old and we are planning my wedding. Who would ever have imagined!

And my final thoughts for the evening..integrated ribbon baby. That's where its at. Let the games begin!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Trent left last night for Deline. Its exciting to think that he's into the final stretch now and I'll be up there helping him pack up in no time before we head out on our canoe trip home (more to come on that in future posts).

We closed out his visit with seeing the Boss play here in town on Monday Night. Man can he rock. The guy didn't take a single break or pause in the two and a half hours he played. And the man can work a microphone stand.

I've just got home from a beautiful evening snowshoe on Mt. Seymour. We started up around 7:30 and climbed steadily for about 40 minutes to reach Suicide Bluffs. From there we had the most spectacular view of the city and Vancouver Island in the distance. To the east we could see Mt. Baker poking out about the clouds. We reached the summit just in time to see the sun set and then began our descent. We had a seasoned snowshoer with us who introduced us to what I will call free running down the mountain. Find a clear patch of deep snow at some of the downhills and then let yourself go. The first one was pretty scary as he looked back at us and asked 'you're not afraid of steep downhills are you?" At that point I couldn't even see over the edge. But one step in and we were all squealing in excitement as we ran, slid and rolled our way down.

Some of you might recognize this shack. Its the one made famous in several Kokanee commercials. Normally we look up at it as we pass by on our way up Dog Mountain so it was cool to actually get to check it out up close as most people don't venture up this peak as its pretty steep (going up and down as we discovered).