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I’m thinking about starting this blog up again.

I don’t know what it will look like but I feel it will mirror my social media accounts: Running and Family.

I’m about to embark on a 10K training plan that will, if all goes according to plan, find me crossing the finish line at Rock n Roll Vancouver in under an hour on October 24, 2015

Yikes!

I have a lot of work ahead of me but this time I will have a local friend (or two) along for the run!

And the kids? (yes plural, we have a daughter now too!)

Lincoln is 6 and heading into grade 1.

Teagan is already 3 and will start pre-school in the Fall.

Glenn is 11 next month and still as active as ever.

Andrew and I are older and possibly wiser but that’s up for debate.

I’ll be changing the look of this blog in due time but for now it’s kind of nice to type away on the keyboard again.

simmondsfam

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Let’s build a fort!

During our September long-weekend camping trip to McDonald Creek near Nakusp, BC the boys (young and old) decided to build a drift wood fort on the beach.

Andrew was in his glory.

Lincoln had a pretty fun time too.

See how happy he looks?

A chef in training

Lincoln loves to help me cook. Unfortunately, his culinary skills are not fulyl developed yet so I have had to come up with some creative ways to involved him in the kitchen.

Here he is frying an egg:

And on the weekend he helped me make pizza dough.

We set up a little work station, gave him a bowl, some flour, a bit of water and a couple of spoons.

His dough was little lumpy but he did a great job. He even managed to keep most of the mess on the cutting board.

I said some of it because not surprisingly some flour got away from him.

He was a little disappointed at first because he thought we were making play dough. I tried to explain the difference to him but it wasn’t until the pizza was cooked and ready to eat that he finally understood.

Pizza dough is definitely tastes better than play dough!

Simply Be…me

I have changed my other blog name and address. Train for Wellness is no longer in use. Instead, you can find me here:

simplybeme.com

I hope to see you there!

If you know me then you know I am a planner. It is kind of rare for me to go with the flow and let things happens without having at least a week to plan ahead. So when Andrew asked me Thursday night if I wanted to go camping Friday after work my first instinct was to say no because there wasn’t any time to plan.

I’m so happy I went against my instinct.

We had a great time at Thone Lake in the Christian Valley just an hour from our house.

It was already getting dark by the time we arrived at the campsite so exploring had to wait until morning.

The first order of business? Throw the spiderman ball into the lake and watch it float away.

A nice man in a boat brought it back to us the first time but Lincoln threw it in again and it hasn’t been seen since.

Lincoln didn’t seem to mind and was content following his Dad on the path to the fishing rock.

We didn’t have real fishing rods so Andrew made a couple for him and Lincoln to “fish” with. It was a great way to keep Lincoln occupied by the campsite.

Even though the homemade fishing rods didn’t work, we still enjoyed a couple of fresh rainbow trout that night thanks to a husband and wife team out fishing on the lake.

We also enjoyed corn-on-the-cob for dinner.

Lincoln really likes corn.

 

Glenn enjoyed the fish heads, which Andrew lovingly fried for him. No, I did not take a picture of two frying fish heads, but we did take some pictures of Glenn.

And to answer the question on everyone’s mind, yes, the mullet is gone.

Alright, so when we left off Andrew had just left for an overnight canoe trip. Lincoln and I stayed at the campsite for another night and enjoyed the peace and quiet of not being at home.

Lincoln had a snooze on our walk.

Then we went to the park and climbed things.

And slid down things.

And had a lot of fun!

Then our friends arrived, just in time for supper.

Rutka, Cohen and Oliver joined us at the campground for the night. It was fun camping with the three boys.

There was bike riding.

And fire wood gathering.

Then we all headed to the river. Lincoln loves throwing rocks into the river. It’s probably one of his most favourite activities.

Oliver and Cohen were a bit more adventurous.

More rock throwing.

And of course some stick throwing for his brother.

Lincoln and I had a great time camping. We even got a few pictures together, which is rare because I am always the one with the camera (thanks Rutka!)

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