so i sat down and thought about doing my blog and then my blog rounds.(visiting my favorite blog reads.) BUT i made a commitment to do my work first! ah ha! and i did a full hour so i think that deserves a break. it was easier than i anticipated. it would appear i had made a mountain out of a mole hill so to speak. but as promised, i am telling of my canmore trip with mom and the kids. we went the first week after new years for 5 days. it was a nice break and besides that fact that i hauled all my scrap booking stuff there only to discover i had forgotten all my photo's (monumentally earth shattering to me at the time,) i had a lovely time eating way too much and experiencing mountain life mostly from the car b/c of the frigidness of the mountain winds. we took the kids on a toboggan trip down the rail way track path, drove the kananaskis loop and went to the b.c border to allow timber maximum napping time before heading to the fairmont hotel at lake louise to skate. this was short lived as the children were much too cold. but we had a lovely little lunch at their cafe. i can not imagine having enough money to spend even a night there let alone holiday at the place as so many were. if i allow my thoughts on the subject to go much deeper then i get upset at the injustice of it all so i allow myself only to remember how lovely the soup was and that they use biodegradable dish ware. one day was spent in calgary visiting skylars allergist and attempting to play at the science centre. the hot springs were lovely and the tour of Banff was nice though cut short with the winds. we also made several attempt to spend more of our time in canmore itself but they were cut short again do to weather, children not listening, then moms cold and sleepy kids. however we ate at a lovely little restaurant and visited my favorite toy store before treking back to e-town. the timing seemed about right. i don't think we got sick of each other until the last 12 hours or so. you know, kids in a small space for too long and the only activity to stimulate them you have to create? it's wearing. So here are some of my photo's others are on moms camera so they may make an appearance at a latter date. i have to mention that having all that car time to actually see the mountains as opposed to just doing tourism in the mountains opened my heart to see a little more why it is that my husband is so in awe of them. he feels at home and close to God in the mountains, and likewise so does his daughter. i now have more understanding to how that may be. enjoy.