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Nov 13

Club Penguin in the Globe

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Today Club Penguin was featured in the Globe & Mail on the front page just under the Queen today! It's a really good right up although i have to cringe when they make the comparison to myspace. Club Penguin is in no way like myspace but i guess you have to draw a comparison from somewhere. It is just to bad that people will get the wrong impression from it based on a small comment like that. Anyways you can see the Article here.

Club Penguin in the Globe & Mail 

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Nov 06

Game has been released!

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WooHoo! my game is finally done and has been released to the web. It feels soo good to have this game done as i have been workingon it for awhile. Now i can move onto other things. It is all very cool though as this my first real big game to be released, and well second game ever really created. I learned a lot but still have a long way to go.

I really wanna make sure i thank Chris, Gord, Chris, and Lance. They have all been a huge help in getting the engine to work and helping out tons with artwork and animation. Without you guys this would have taken much longer and wouldn't be as cool.

For everyone else out there here are some screenies, and if you know which site i work on then you will have to check it out. 

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Nov 05

Happy Birthday Daralynn

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It's been a good week around here.  Daralynn and Sheldon and David have all been in town which has been really nice.  We've enjoyed a lot of family time.  It's hard for me to believe though that my sister is turning 30 tomorrow!  How did we get so old?  Actually, 30's not really that old anymore.  I figure we've all got lots of great times still to come.  I have really been realizing how fast life goes by when watching Tristan.  He's already grown so much!  

Friday night we had a birthday dinner for Daralynn.  Mom of course made all Dar's favorites and Sheldon made his mom's special cake for her for desert.  It was a great meal.  But what's a meal without good company?  We had that as well.  Along with my parents, brother, Troy myself and Tristan, Daralynn and Sheldon had Dara's good friend from highschool Andrea and Gustav as well as Derek and Jackie and their little girl Breanne.  It was naked babies all around – as you can see in the pictures.  

The first pic is my parents with their 2 grandchildren – Annika and Tristan. Then Daralynn and Annika (ake Pebbles), Sheldon and Daralynn, Tristan and Breanne doing tummy time together, David and the other naked baby.

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Nov 02

Far too busy

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Wow time is just flying by as usual! Another weekend past full of hmmm well it didn't seem like much at the time. I went out and finally bought a new faucet for our Kitchen – so much better than the other one. However as usual what should have been a 2 beer job turned into a bit of a nightmare and at 10 in the evenging i finally decided to call it quits and get the proper parts in the morning. The thing with doing anything in this house is that over the years everyone else didn't do thing properly. So now when i go to fix things or repair etc. well you get the picture. But now things are being done properly. The house is now sporting some fine looking outdoor lighting as well. 

Sunday we got to celebrate my Grandma's 81st Birthday. We had some fun together as a family although Tyler should not put napkins in my nose when sleeping. Argggghhhhh Furious

As for all the major busyness around here it is mainly from me trying to complete my game for work. If all goes well it should all be wrapped by friday. And then it is on to finish the next game for 2 weeks later. I am looking forward to see them online. Although it has been very stressfull the last few weeks. Of course i can't say much more than that about the games as they are for work and everything is hush hush.

The next few days we are going to spend some time with the Stinner family as Naomi's bro Dave is in Town and her sister Dara with Sheldon as well. The family is all together on that side with 2 new additions. It has been cool to compare Tristan and Anika from 2 months to 1 year. 

Speaking of Tristan i will leave you all with some more pics, as i should be getting to be for some rest.

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Oct 26

Those tempting acorns

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I found this on the web the other day. Thought you would all love to see everyone's favourite squirel up to his lastest antics. Personally I thought this was the best of all the scrat shorts. One thing i am super pumped on is that Blue Sky(the studio responsible for "Robots" and "Ice Age") is now making "Horton Hears a Who" one of my fav Dr. Suess books. Anyways enjoy!

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Oct 24

Happy Anniversary!!

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A big Happy First Year Anniversary goes out to Club Penguin. Hopefully the next year will be another one of continued sucess and even more greater sucess. 

If you havn't already checked it out i highly recommend that you do. 

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Oct 23

Another week past

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Well the last week has been busy as usual.  It's amazing how busy it can be being home all day with a baby!  Especially one that has as much gas as Tristan.  Poor kid, I feel so sorry for him when he has tummy pain.  It's also hard for me because I feel like I'm hurting him when I nurse him and sometimes he screams.  We've found some formula that doesn't give him gas and are working at giving it to him at night so he falls asleep easier after feedings.  Hopefully his tummy problems start to go away as he gets older – may take a while though.  

Our weekend was good – we went to Craig and Ginny's on Friday night.  It was the first time we took Tristan out to someone's house for an evening (other than to my parents).  We had a really good time with them, and Tristan did pretty good too.  Saturday and Sunday we stuck pretty close to home which was nice.  We went for a long walk on Sunday through the new area being built near my parents place.  Pushing the stroller up those hills is the most excercise I've had in months!  It felt good to go out, but I'll have to remember to wear gloves next time – starting to get cold out.  

Tonight we went to my parents for our Monday night dinner we always have there.  I was almost embarassed at how much Rhian (one of our hockey students) ate.  It was disgusting – 4 pieces of chicken, a bunch of rice, and then when we all thought there was no way she could eat more, she had 4 muffins for dessert.  She eats more than Dave – and if any of you know my brother, you know that's a lot.  

Well, I can't leave this post without putting a couple pictures of our little peanut up!  So those of you who check this for pictures of him, here you go.
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Oct 16

No rest this weekend

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No rest for the weary i guess. The weekend is over and we didn't get much rest. The little peanut still has a cold and Naomi had a bit of a flu bug. Yuck. 

The most stressfull thing this weekend was the girls. Lots of them in the house and lits of driving and dealing with teenagers. Seemed like everytime i turned around there was another mess to clean up. Gee wiz I am sounding like my parents yikes! We are still trying to find our way with them so hopefully it gets better. 

Sunday naomi had yet another shower. This time it was her parents friends shower with gifts. Tirstan sure has a lot of clothes. My favourite is the toque Naomi bought him. Here is the Tristan sprorting some of his clothes sleeping of course!  and one of him with his proud Nana. She could hardly leave him last thursday.

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Oct 12

no comments?!?

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Well i just found out the other day that my spam image thingy was not working and no one was able to leave a comment. We were sitting here wondering why all was quiet on the blog. After investigating it seems that the database the spam image was using went down. So i looked around for a new spam image plugin and found one that would allow me to have complete control and run everything from my side. So it shouldn't go down ever now. Thank you  Peter Keung for this very useful plugin.

Well things are still chugging along here. My parents left for Mexico today so it will be nice to enjoy our house to ourselves a little this weekend, of course we still have our Hockey Girls this weekend. Actually it will be the first weekend we have them both for the weekend. So we aren't completely alone. 

Tristan got a cold this week which is really rough to see. Colds have got to be really hard when you are soo small. But the little guy is getting not so little as he is just over 9 lbs today, meaning that he has gained double the weight that is average for a baby this old. Crazy. No wonder he crys that kind of growing has got to hurt.

I will leave you all with this collage of pics i put together for our wall. It is a great 3 generations pic. 3 generations of bikers starting with my Grandpa Mack, my Dad and now myself. Will Tristan become a biker as well??

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Oct 09

Full of turkey!

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First off, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. Well i guess to all our Canadian readers out there. To all our international readers out there, Happy Thanksgiving to you all too, cept no turkey and pumpkin pie for you!

This weekend was a full and busy one as usual. It started really well with me joining my Dad and my father in law and some 190 other bikers for the annual turkey run motorbike ride. This was super cool and a lot of fun. I have never been on a big ride with a big group like this before. It was super cool to see so many bikes although mine was probably the smallest and least nice one there, but hopefully some day soon I will be able to get a cooler bike. We all rode down Westside raod here in kelowna which is of course on the westside of the lake and runs to vernon. This piece of road is known actually as one of the best roads to ride in North America and for good reason, especially in the fall. The colors and the terrain are just awesome. From thick trees to burned out forest to rolling grassy hills and all along the lake, just perfect. Unfortunalty this was the morning my camera died, it has been dying a slow death for some time but was probably finally killed when I dropped it. I will see if I can dig up some pictures somewhere for you all. Seeing so many bikes and hearing the roar of them all starting up is just something else. Really makes me wanna go to Sturgis now. 

With the camera now being dead I bought a new one. I bought the panasonic DMC-FZ50. So far i am super impressed with the camera. It takes beautiful pictures and with the image stabilization there will be no more blurry pictures. I will let you all know more about it as i play with it more and really get to use all of its features. But, I think the pictures on this site are getting even better. I have already got some real gems.

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Sunday was another full day with the dedication of Tristan at my parents church which he was really good for and didn't cry once unlike the other baby being dedicated. Way to go Tristan! Now, if only we can get him to be quieter all the time. hmmmmmm. After church we headed over to visit my Grandpa Mack, and let him see Tristan for the first time. This was very cool. He of course cried and it was all just soo cute. So we managed to get a picture of the 4 generations and all the great grandparents, and wouldn't you know it his first smile on camera (perfect timing!). 

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After all this we were hungry and it was time to stuff ourselves silly with turkey and stuffing and pumpkin pie. mmmmmm yum! Yep we stuffed ourselves good. It was nice to have the family together, i can't wait to have all the family together sometime. But i am very glad Tristan has at least one uncle and aunt in town. Here is Auntie Heather with the little peanut.

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With our bellies full we took in a good walk to burn some calories off, of course just to eat some more pie!! We then topped the evenging off with a visit from Mark, man that was one full day. Unfortunatly we didn't get much sleep as Tristan had decided we didn't need any that night.

Today was a little more relaxing in a way. I helped move my Grandma into here new apartment just down the hall from the old. Mashed and froze a pumpkin for more pies in the future and now am playing with some pictures from the weekend. But now i think it is time for some Turkey sandwiches mmmmmm yum.  

I will leave you with one last pic of the peanut. I can't believe how much he has already matured.

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