Saturday, December 29, 2007

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Opening Presents

45 minutes condensed to 2 minutes

Monday, December 17, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

2007 Christmas Party

Paula did an amazing job making some incredible food as we invited about 15 couples over for a Christmas gathering. Here are the photos:

Sunday, November 18, 2007

A VoiceThread

This tool now allows you to add video. Feel free to leave a voice or text comment. It's easy and fun.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Shea as Cinderella

Shea had an outstanding performance as Cinderella in Cornerstone's recent musical. Here are a few photos. Of course, I was not supposed to take photos and video during the performance but I did anyway....hope the cops don't show up at my door.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Baseball Trip 2001

Quick Animoto show created in a couple of minutes in a digital photography class.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Introducing Charlotte

Shea picked up her new puppy this weekend. Rudy is trying to figure things out and so are we. Puppy snores but so far so good.

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Highlights of Summer Vacation

Here's little bit about our can add comments, questions by clicking on the appropriate buttons...Please's fun!

For all 432 pictures....Here you are.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Filming Underway

Filming for Finn on the Fly at our house began last week. We were able to see a view scenes being shot. The crew gives us a pretty good view of things. We'll watch for a couple of more days before we head out to the east. This slideshow will change as I add more photos.

Monday, July 02, 2007

We got hail

Major hail hit Moose Jaw on Monday, July 2nd. While some parts of the city saw very little, others got hammered. Our house got hammered. Filming on the movie begins Wednesday. They've got a lot of work to do.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Extreme Home Makeover

There is a crew working quite hard at preparing our house for the movie. We have spent the week at the Spa and are quite comfortable. Here are a few photos of the changes thus far. There are some before pictures to give you a bit of a context.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

More on our Movie

Today we signed the contract and by Thursday, we'll be out of our house for 26 days. Combine that with our vacation out east and we'll be sleeping somewhere else for close to 50 days. They will be doing some major painting and landscaping which we are quite excited about. They need about 13 days to prep the house and shooting at our house begins on July 4th and last for 9 days. They do not shoot on the weekends.

We plan to spend a few days at the Spa, a few in Saskatoon, some at the Days Inn in town and some at Paula's folks.

This will be a wild summer.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Finn on the Fly

IMG_0636.JPG, originally uploaded by shareski.

Today many of the production folks were here looking, measuring and trying to figure out all the shots. They left us the script. Shea read it a loud for 3 hours and then Martha took it to bed.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Spring Updates

Just an update on some spring happenings:
  • Sam got a job at Dominoes
  • Shea turned 15
  • Martha finished her first recital
  • Looks like we are going to have our house used in a movie...more on that later
  • I'm getting ready to teach my first University class

Shea's cake
Playing "Halloween"

Monday, May 21, 2007

Relaxing Long Weekend

Paula and dadWe had a great long weekend. My Dad came and we managed to squeeze a couple of games of golf, a Sunday walk in the park and taught him how to play Catan.

Monday, May 07, 2007

The List

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My Day with Martha

Portait of Dean and MarthaMartha didn't go with us to Edmonton last week so we were feeling a bit guilty, and decided to make a day just for her. She and I went golfing, visited the science centre and met Paula at Chuck E. Cheese.

Here are the other photos of the day:

Sunday, April 29, 2007

John Mayer in Edmonton

IMG_0289We took Sam and Shea to Edmonton for their birthdays to see John Mayer. A great concert. The highlight was seeing Nadine! The Barrs and Plosz' also took their families so we had some good fun together.

Here are some photos of the trip as well as this short video taken at the concert.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Golf Trip in Mesquite

I returned from my annual golf trip with the boys. This year's trip took us to Mesquite, Nevada, St.George, Utah and Salt Lake City. Of course it was a great experience. 7 days, 6 rounds of golf and 4500kms. You can see all 394 photos on my flickr page or just look at a few.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Hoopla Champs 2007

Hoopla Champs 2007 2, originally uploaded by shareski.

Sam's basketball team celebrates winning the provincial championship.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Weird Snow

Here's a one minute clip of a snowfall. Enormous flakes and the most unique texture of snow I've ever seen.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Settlers of Catan

Our family has gone a bit crazy with this game. Paula bought the game at Christmas and 2 months later we haven't slowed down much. We play almost daily. Even Martha is getting quite proficient even though the game calls for ages 11 and up. We've spend more time together as a family than we have for a while. Still fighting and still having fun.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

More from Shea

Here's another update this time from Daycee (our children's pastor).

Just wanted to let you know that Shea is doing very well so far. I'm been impressed with her attitude and willingness to try things (especially the food!). She has worked hard and played hard and kept us laughing! She is picking up Spanish very in service when the team introduced themselves, she said in spanish "my name is Shea, I'm 15 years old (ask her to explain the age thing), I'm very white, alone (she meant single) and very funny because I am so cute!" I told her if she could figure out how to say it, she could say it! (the congregation enjoyed the laugh).

We split Shea and Jaydene up for the first time today when we were all sent off after service with different families for lunch. Greg and I had agreed to each take one of them in hopes they would get to know some locals better....they begged and pleaded and told me they HAD to be together...finally I told them the only choice they had in the matter was what kind of attitude they were going to have about it.

Shea and I went for lunch with the youth pastor and his wife and mother-in-law and they took us to the old city of Antigua site-seeing (Paula you and Darlene would love to go furniture shopping there!). Shea really enjoyed it and we had lots of fun together. I have been surprised how much she talks to me when we're alone. she told me Jaydene is anxious to get back to see her friends, but Shea says she wants to stay longer. I told her we could extend her ticket and she could stay here for holidays with me!

(just kidding) in short, she's doing well. So far her appliance is the only concern, one piece keeps popping out and she fixes it with some of my hair rubber bands. We're glad to have her with us.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Shea's Guatemala Trip

Shea is currently in Guatemala helping to put a room on a local church. She is there with 12 other members of our church. This is a bit of a stretch for her but so far, so good. Here's an excerpt from an email she sent us:

It is REALLY HOT here. Like 30 degrees or more it feels like, but don't worry i am slapping on the sunscreen. This week is all working but it's not to bad, me, hannah, and jaydene are painting rooms, so its kind of fun ahah. The food is actually good here. There was one thing i didn't like though, it was like mashed up beans, it looked like poop. but everything tastes good. Just to let you know, we haven;t got a lot of stares cause we are white, because we have been at the church the whole time and almost everyone is white. But the Ladys that are cooking and stuff are guatemalan and they call me and jaydene the barbie dolls haha, thats what daycee said anyways. One of the lady's came up to me and all she said was "Barbie" really funny. But i heard it was really cold in Moose Jaw, sucks to be you i guess!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

San Francisco Video

Here's a 9 minute video of my day in San Francisco.

Monday, January 22, 2007

Back from San Fran

Had a great time in San Francisco and left my heart there. What a city! Here's a link to the almost 100 photos I took.

Friday, January 05, 2007

He shoots he Scores!

Sam in the Times Herald
Originally uploaded by shareski.
Sam is featured on the frontpage of the Times Herald.