A Sunny Saturday

Whoa! What another gorgeous day! It’s sunny and the flowers are blooming. I LOVE SPRING!

Today we enjoyed Easter dinner at Mom & Dad’s. It was so delicious thanks Mom!

David LOVED dessert! ( 3 kinds of pie)

And then this afternoon while David went on the bike, Abby and I relaxed a bit outside. 

 

James has some of his SMU friends visiting and they went hiking.

Ahh…Easter weekend!

from Shenyang with love… 🌸❤

Ahhh…Spring. April. and Blossoms.

My Chinese friends know all too well that it is my favourite time of year and they also know me well enough that even after leaving Shenyang almost 3 years ago ( wow it’s been that long) that I still miss and long for the April days of walking in “my” park when all the blossoms are peak!

So, Sunday was a gorgeous blue sky day in Shenyang and they went to “my” park just to take pictures especially for me!

Ahhh…how I wish I was walking here today…

Thanks so much for the thoughtfulness! ❤

It’s National Tartan Day!

Good Morning!

April 6 is National Tartan Day!

April 6th is National Tartan Day—a day for celebrating the contributions to our country of the more than four million Canadians who have Scottish ancestry. Canada joins with many other countries around the world, recognizing the achievements of their citizens who hail from Scotland. National Tartan Day is celebrated annually on April 6, the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish declaration of independence, in 1320.

The tartan is a traditional woolen fabric woven in patterns that look checkered or striped (plaid) All of  Canada’s provinces and territories, except for Nunavut have provincial tartans.

Canada’s national tartan, the Maple Leaf Tartan, was created in 1964 by David Weiser in anticipation of the 100th anniversary of Confederation in 1967. It was proudly worn by Canadians for many years and elevated to official status in 2010.

While I don’t have any Canadian Tartan ( I really need to get something) I have many things that are Nova Scotia Tartan, so I’ll be wearing tartan all day!

Have a great day!😂🤣

 

April 1


Just a little Chinese funny 😀

No Foolin’…It’s time for a haircut!!!!

My little Abby girl looks like a little wookie. She is a big ball of fur.

I think this is the longest she’s gone without a hair cut. Usually it is about every 8 weeks or so just to keep her neat and trim. Her last appointment was during such a crazy time for our family back in February so when I tried to reschedule between my schedule and the groomer’s schedule we opted just to wait until her next appointment. I book her appointments a year in advance just to make things easy.

Today…our fluffy puppy got her hair done!



Now that it’s April, the weather needs to warm up, NO MORE SNOW, and Spring can come…SERIOUSLY!

A new hobby…short lived…

When we were on our cruise vacation, our son James tried out a new hobby!

And here is how he made use of this new hobby!

A great way to showcase the newest addition to our small town Bridgewater.

And a view of the Dingle Tower in Halifax

BUT…SADLY…NOW due to new drone regulations implemented  March 16, 2017…it will not be possible to do any more of these type of videos.!

Oh well, thanks James. Your videos are great and it was nice while it lasted!!