Monday, February 25, 2008

Fire and Ice: Beauty to Keep on the Other Side of the Glass

Whenever we go to our folks in Bowmanville during the winter months, we always enjoy the woodstoves for the opportunity to play with fire, and lately, even cooking foiled-wrapped fish fillets. As well, there's hardly anything better than waking up in the morning and soaking the intense heat that radiates from the stove -- its almost like a mother's hug. And so, after cleaning the glass door, I had to snap a few pictures -- unfortunately, there's a bit of a reflection in the picture.
But going to Bowmanville in the winter also means lots of beautiful snow!!! Pretty flurries, snow-laced cedar branches, and the luxuriant, soft, white duvet draped over creation's surfaces.
And of course, going to Bowmanville in the winter also means skating and good ol' Canadian hockey...

Saturday, February 23, 2008

A Valentine's Dinner from the Love of my Life!!

Being practical, Dutch, non-conformists, we decided to keep with our recent not-yet-tradition of delaying Valentine's Day until a week or so later when everything is on sale -- and so I still have to take my lovely wife out for dinner. However, she spread out a gorgeous and delicious meal for me to come home to on Thursday afternoon! Thank-you sweetheart!

I love you!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Trip to Niagara Falls (a little while back)

First we stopped by Niagara-on-the-lake. What a cute little town! It was nice to visit in the off-season. No crowd, lots of parking -- the way we (particularly Curt) like it, at least for the money.
...and then to the Falls

We were delighted to have Ruth with us for the evening! She always make great company. We had a nice walk down Ripley Ave to the American Falls.
The next evening we went out for dinner to the Love Boat. The place was cool and the food amazing! Curt got a seafood platter and I got shrimp alfredo.

We took the Niagara Parkway on the way home from the Falls to Fort Erie. It's a beautiful drive with the river and park on one side and lovely houses on the other.
Thanks again Dad & Mom VD for babysitting!