Saturday, May 13, 2006

Family visiting from England

So, I've been out of the blog-o-sphere lately, mostly due to an extra-busy schedule. My cousin, Elaine, and her son, Adrian, are visiting from England at the moment and we've been on the go day and night since they got here last Wednesday.

On Friday, we drove an hour and a half up to Red Deer to get my brother, Aaron. From there, we drove another hour and a half north to the provincial capital, Edmonton, where we spent the day seeing sights and shopping. Here's a picture of Aaron and me sitting on the steps of the legislature, where we had a tour. (Hint: You wanted to see me with dark hair? Here it is... I still don't like it, but am getting used to it...)



Today, we drove four hours to the Columbia Ice fields, where we saw the glaciers and spent some time playing in the snow. Here's Elaine and Adrian on the ice fields...

Tomorrow we will spend the day in Banff and Lake Louise, before Aaron has to head back to Red Deer to get ready for work on Monday.

Then, I have Monday and Tuesday with my cousins, before they head off to southern Ontario (Toronto area) to spend time with our sister and younger brother there.

Although Adrian was here last year, his Mum (my namesake) hasn't been here since I was about a year old, so needless to say, she has a lot of catching up to do! It has been a wonderful visit so far and we seem to be going from early morning until late at night, but that is OK... It seems to be going well!

Now that I've given a quick update, I'm off to bed... Tomorrow is another busy day.

I haven't had much time lately to catch up on blogs. I'll be back in the swing of things next week and I'll look forward to catching up on blogs then... Promise!

11 comments:

Granny said...

Wonderful pictures and sounds like fun for all.

Good night Sarah Elaine. Pleasant dreams.

Janice said...

Hi Sarah,

I'm glad you had a great visit with your siblings, and they're a hansome much!

Good night and sweet dreams!

Janice~

ipodmomma said...

I like the hair!!!

looks snappy sharp, intuitive...

yup, I do like it...

what a good visit you've had. that is such a treat!

have a good weekend, and enjoy those relatives...

backofpack said...

I love your hair! It's very cute and very complimentary to you. We visted Banff and Lake Louise back in about 1983, then drove the Parkway back to BC and down to WA. A great trip that I'd like to do again.

angie's pink fuzzy said...

oh, sounds like fun!

i like the hair color

Turtle Guy said...

So glad to hear your time with family has been wonderful!

traveller one said...

Enjoy the time with your family and friends!

zouzou said...

Your hair looks fabulous! I like the highlights too. I love having family visit - reminds me that I'm lucky enough to have the kind of family that WANTS to visit ;)
Enjoy! and call me when you feel like a bowl of noodles at that vietnamese place...

Arrogant Polyglot said...

I am simply devastated. You came to your province's capital and didn't ask me for sight-seeing suggestions?

And to think the provincial legislature is 1 block from my house.

Why... I could have 'stumbled upon' you and your family (some impeccable timing would have been required, of course) with free frappies from Starbucks!

Enjoy your Alberta roadtrip. I love those!

robtherunner said...

Great picture of you and family members. Enjoy the visit.

psbowe said...

Great pictures. So nice when family come to visit, enjoy the rest of the visit.