Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I love this…

May aunt periodically forwards me some really neat, inspiring emails, and this one today I thought was extra special!

 

Polar Bear: I Come In Peace….

Norbert Rosing' s striking images of a wild polar bear coming upon Tethered sled dogs in the Wilds of Northern Canada's Hudson Bay.
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The Photographer was sure that he was going to see the end of his dogs when the Polar bear wandered in.
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It's hard to believe that this polar bear only needed to hug someone!

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The Polar Bear returned every night that week to play with the dogs.


AT 120 DEGREES IN AUSTRALIA , IT WAS SO HOT FOR A WEEK THAT KOALAS WERE ASKING PEOPLE FOR WATER. IT'S NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE.
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ONE WENT TO A HOUSE TO TRY TO HIDE FROM THE HEAT AND TO GET A BIT OF SHADE AND HERE'S WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE OWNER GAVE HIM SOMETHING TO DRINK. IT'S REALLY CUTE.
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"Until one has loved an animal, part of their soul remains unawakened."

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Annika’s First Official Haircut

She’s definitely the “girlie-girl” her grandma always wanted (she surely didn’t get her girlie ways from me!)  Annika’s favourite things are washing her face, moisturizing her legs, brushing her teeth and getting manicures and pedicures from mommy!  And now to add to the list is going to the “spa” for a haircut.  She was such a little angel, and was so proud to be doing such a “girlie” thing!  Thanks so much Marissa! (Marissa has now cut hair for three generations – my mom, me and now Annika!)

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Getting ready…

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Getting her hair done with grandma!

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The hair dryer didn’t even freak her out!

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Her new do!

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Annika and Marissa

Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday John/Grampie/Dad!

BJAMS is sending millions of birthday wishes your way!  Wishing we could be there to celebrate.  We hope you have a wonderful 65th birthday!

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Here’s a birthday video James compiled just for his Dad’s 65th!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Evie and John’s Big Day

Beautiful ceremony and beautiful reception!  Congratulations Evie and John!  Wish you a lifetime of happiness and love!!

Here are two videos – First one is Evie’s sisters, Erika and Katrina, singing “Be Somebody” by Kings of Leons, and playing guitar and drums.  Second video is Evie’s dad singing a Finnish song he used to sing for Evie at bedtime when she was a child.  Both very moving performances!

 

….and here are some pics!

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Me and my “basketball” belly getting ready to go….talking to Steph about the crazy traffic into TO

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Groom and groomsmen

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Bridesmaids and Evie’s mom

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Evie and her dad

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Vows

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Ring exchange!

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First kiss as husband and wife!

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Making it legal

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Reception and ceremony were at the Old Mill Inn

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James and the huge fireplace

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MC’s – Evie’s older sister Erika and her husband

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Cake!

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Jenny was not impressed with David’s choice of a tie

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Ryan and David

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Me and my Jamsie