Friday, December 28, 2007

post Christmas fun...

We seem to be spending alot of time outdoors! On Boxing Day, we went ice fishing in the Biffert's famous pond - the biggest fish caught (by Tori) was close to six and a half pounds! Then today, we spent some time out at our cabin, getting it ready for the big outdoor picnic we'll be having there tomorrow...

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Well...I only sent my cards out yesterday - so, if you haven't got it yet - here's our Merry Christmas card to you! Hope you all have a fantastic day - and enjoy the special memories you're creating...

Sunday, December 16, 2007

More Tree Hunting!

Annual Christmas Tree Hunt!

Every year, we go out with friends to chop down our Christmas tree, as well as enjoy some sliding fun - this year was better than most - because it was very warm!

We all had so much fun...and of course - some good photo ops!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

a bunch of photos!

I need to clean off my desktop - and keep meaning to post some of these shots. So - no story behind any of them...just some from our day to day life - which is way too busy these days! The last two of Brian and I are before his staff party last weekend - Parker did a pretty good job! Sad that we only get a photo of us together once a year - may have to work on that!

Monday, December 3, 2007

Baby it's cold outside...

So, so cold! I believe it's about -24 today with the windchill - so, no sledding for us today. We had fun yesterday though...I swear the boys don't even feel the cold - notice Brian is absent in these shots - as he was sitting in the van with the heater on!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

I'm so excited...have to share!

There's an online website that holds a monthly photograhy contest. I've been a member for quite awhile, and frequently upload my photos, and enter the contest. The site has members from all over the there's some pretty amazing work there. The theme for October was connections...and it just so happenned that I'd had a fantastic shoot with two of the most adorable sisters ever, and thought I had a good photo to put into this category. I can't quite describe how excited I was when I got the email saying I was a finalist...out of 38700 entries (this is for all thems together...of course!). And friend Shannon - who's also addicted to photograhy - called to tell me I'd gotten a second place...SWEET! So...I'm attaching the email they sent me that they suggest I send to the local newspaper, as well as the photo...

*** Press Release ***


11/27/2007 Photographer Laureen M. Carruthers of Williams Lake, British Columbia, has won Second Place for October in the prestigious photography contest sponsored by, the site's founder, Jim Miotke, announced Tuesday.

More than 37800 entries were submitted to the online photography contest, which attracted contestants from around the world and featured 10 separate categories.

Carruthers's stunning image, "connection...", garnered top honors after being submitted in the Monthly Theme category.

All of the winning images can be viewed at's contest page:

The contest is conducted each month. Categories include Nature and Landscapes, Animals, People, Elements of Design, Digital Darkroom, Travel and Place, Flowers, Details and Macro, Catch-All, and Monthly Theme. Judging is performed by a panel of professional photographers.

Besides its free, popular photo contest, also offers a variety of services: digital camera reviews, online photo courses, free newsletters, a discussion forum, Web sites for photographers, question-and-answer section, how-to articles, photo galleries, and more.

Photographers can enter this month's contest and learn more about photography at:

Monday, November 19, 2007

my Abercrombie boys!

I told them to give me their "cool" look...and this is what I got. I think it works?!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

fall or winter?

We spent an afternoon at our cabin yesterday - got some fall"ish" looking photos, but also managed to get in a snowball fight, and some gt racing down the driveway - in the snow!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Big Hike!!!

My other photography crazed friend and I decided today would be a great day to hike up the backside of a mountain for some photos of our boys! They got there way ahead of us...but we had a great time, and the view was amazing!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Lest We Forget...

We took the boys to the Remembrance Day ceremonies yesterday. It's always such a humbling experience - as a mother, I can't imagine ever having to send one of my boys off to war. Thanks so much to those who did...for our freedom.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

the swimmers!

Parker & Keats had their first meet of the year today...both did really well! Keaton amazed us with his flip turns during the 100m breaststroke - we'd never seen him do flip turns before. Shame though, that flip turns aren't allowed in breaststroke, and he was disqualified! Next time...

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Trick or Treat!

Here they are in all their glory!

Parker, my amazingly nerdy boy, Keaton...or is that Bond...James Bond? and, Griffin, our little policeman (which is what he insists he's going to be when he grows up!)

Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Hanging out with strep...

Griff's been sick this week, hasn't made it to school yet. On tuesday, after being housebound for three days, we had to get out for some fresh air, so we went for a walk with my mom, and my friend Shannon. Of course, Shannon and I never walk without our, I managed to get a few shots of Griff...he's finally feeling better, and will be back at school tomorrow!