Sunday, November 11, 2007

Windsor, Ontario a wonderful vacation spot!

The next stop on the trip was to stay at Mom and Johns and visit with the Windsor Peeps

Brooke and Parker came over to have a Halloween Preview Fashion Show/ Thanksgiving dinner/ Dip in the pool.
The power went out shortly before they showed up so we were glad the turkey was cooked earlier in the day, and we could harness the power of a gas powered stove top and BBQ.

Not sure if witches are supposed to be this cute! Love the shoes Brookie Cookie!
She walks better in the heals than I do!

Papa and the wee witch on the tractor having a spin around the yard. Shoes in hand of course!

Parker always finds treasures in the garage at Papa's house. Today was no exception. With all the flashlights hidden (they are his favorites) in very secret spots (so secret that you can never find one when you actually need them) he came across this jewel. A walkman that hasn't worked since 1989 I think. He's never even seen a cassette I bet! How old do I feel?

Brookie Cookie, Captain of the LawnMower!

Parker and his dad Brad. Couple of handsome dudes!

After a fantastic turkey dinner for Thanksgiving the kids and Papa went for a swim.

Parker so impressed me with his swimming that I nearly checked him for gils.
What a great Thanksgiving!

The Beachesses back together again!
Dana, Nikki and I

Nik and I out for a bite to eat and a catch up chat.

Off to the O'Neil house for a visit.
Miss Abbey doesn't fit so well on this toy but, was having a good time anyway. Even when she got knocked off repeatedly by Owen and Avery.

Willy Jo Double O surprising Grandma and Grandpa

I could have sworn that I hear Dana say "No painting please". It was evident that they heard something different when they came up from the basement covered in paint from head to toe. Owen had a wonderful description of the brown color that Avery was wearing too but, you could be eating while you read this so, well you know...

Time for BBQ pizza party at Jo and Brads!
Parker showed us the truck that he made at Home Depot.
He can do it, and they did help!

Our hosts for the evening... Brad and Jo

Trying to take advantage of any extra time outdoors in Canada we ventured outside to cook up our pita pizzas. Brookie was loving life without her shoes and coat on... not loving it was Brad!

Yummy! Pita Pizzas on the grill! Great Idea Jody "Stewart"!

Parker and I having a kodak moment. Well Canon. I don't have a kodak.

Parker's rendition of your favorite rock songs will be in another blog post as soon as I finish the video. Good times!

This is as good as the shot gets I guess. It only took 6 or so of these to get her to stand still. Clothes are over rated as far as she's concerned. Except for shoes... Big fan of the shoes!

My last night in town I got to see some more friends. Brandi, Nik and I having a drink and a laugh. Miss the chicks!

Another Thanksgiving meal awaited me on my visit to see my Dad, Sandy, Sheila and my "Little Brothers" Josh and Adam. Again, great company and way too much food.

It was a great week. Not long enough for me but, these trips never are!
Hugs to everyone at home.
Miss you guys already!

Saturday, November 10, 2007

A Quick Trip to T.O.

The first official stop in my race around North America this past month was to Toronto, Ontario.
I went to visit my baby sister Katie and her family.
Cool Auntie E getting to hang out with the Beej if only for a day...

I had to get in all the cuddles that I could cram into a few hours.

"Auntie E you're almost as bad as my mom with that flashy thing... would you mind if I played without you in my face calling my name and singing if you're happy and you know it? Raffi's version is soooo much better than yours!"

"Auntie E! I've got my luggage tag and I can almost walk on my own now... all I need is the suitcase that it goes on and my mom to pack some of my things and I can come with!"

My 1 year old nephew is better at taking medicine that me! I would have gagged before that even got close to me. Such a good boy.

"Grandma, this is what I'm thinking. Auntie E & Uncle Kenny should just come home like Papa John says" (every time he talks to them).

"I know that you missed me but, you're squeezing just a bit hard!

"What on God's Green Earth are those crazy looking things? Mom don't you think it's cold in here? Maybe you should put on some socks." Careful Beej.. they pinch!

Dressed to impress the wee peeps at the library play date.

Lunch with the girls at Mr. Green Jeans in The Eaton's Centre. Reality pool meeting over a Canadian beer is more like it!

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lake Tahoe Conference- 6 Figure School

Ahhh Lake Tahoe..

Lovely South Lake Tahoe was the place that The 6 Figure School was hosting their second (of many to come) Network Marketers Conferences. Strange that we go half way around the world and the first stop on my visit back is to the place that we left from! Kind of felt like coming home... except that Kenny wasn't with me and our apartment is rented and all of our things are in storage, but, you get the idea!
After a full days travels, a great visit with a friend in Reno (Hi Susan, thanks for the margarita!) and a short trip to Ross' it was time to head up the mountain for an intensive conference with other leaders from our group.
Baby John with his Neways deodorant, getting ready for his day with Dad.

Nancy has a snuggle with the smallest of our crew before we get started off to the Live Out Loud Offices.

What's the meaning behind this white stuff floating around? It kind of looks familiar but, not sure if I can remember the last time I saw it.

The our team with the 6 Figure School Mentors
Day 2 Much nicer weather. This tree was quite embarrassed that it was the first one to change colors!
Lunch with the ladies
One of the highlights was having a judo expert come in and help us break boards with our hands. Very Karate Kid 9!

After a couple very busy days of learning all kinds of new ideas on how to generate our own 6 figure incomes it was time to relax and enjoy the city a bit. We found this lovely, local lady to have our picture taken with. Her Carmen Miranda outfit was divine!

The gondola heading for the top of the Heavenly Resort Ski Hills. No snow yet, but, a beautiful view none the less.

Nancy and I having a Kodak Moment

Dinner time! Lisa, Jessica and I ate at Fire and Ice.

Where the chefs are the celebrities. I think that they saw Spider Man up in the rafters spying on their culinary arts. These 2 were dinner artists!

You choose it, they grill it!

Time to head back down the mountain with my head full of new ideas on how to take our business to the next level! I did get to spend the day in Reno visit some more friends while I waited for my next flight. Where to next you ask...

Home to the Great White North to see the peeps!

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