Thursday, December 28, 2006

Big White

Sunrise Big White
The sunrise from our condo in the morning at Big White. It was so gorgeous to drink your coffee and look out these gigantic windows and see this multi colored view.

Night Skating

Skating is the first major sport I did as a child, I always really enjoy have a bit of time on the ice. Especially on an outdoor rink, it's a treat.

Night Skaing

Here I'm trying to do just a basic spin and we thought it would be neat to do a longer exposure.

Icicle tress on Big White's Apline. Conditions were phenomenal today with the bluest skies I've ever seen!


Here we were at the ski in ski out village in the morning. It was very exciting to wake up to such stunning conditions after experiencing a white out bone chilling snowstorm the night before. In the fresh bright morning everyone was dancing around the condo from excitement.


The afternoon sun just about to start setting onto the horizon, the lighting was incredible.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Hey Everyone

Just wanted to say Merry Christmas!!!!
Thanks for reading my blog this year and for all your comments, I really enjoy and appreciate every one of them!!!!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Air Boxing

At a party last night, someone brought a Nintendo Wii and it was great party fun. Sorry the video is so dark but it's kind a neat just to see their silhouettes

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Two of Talia

Here's baby Talia discovering mirrors! I thought this was so cute and that we had to take a video. Oh and of coarse the boys made a joke in true Dunsmoor style, which always catches me off guard and then I'm the last one to get it.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Donald Trump vs Rosie O'Donnell

This is so funny, almost my entire family watched it twice today in the office. Rosie you're hilarious you got Donald cold!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Snackers for 2 Days

We had Snackers for 2 long days and 2 long nights. Although he was incredible cute when sleeping or chewing on your finger we decided a puppy needed more time and attention than we were able to give.

Here's a quick clip of our puppy suffering some separation anxiety and somehow still being cute.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

I have no name...

Last night the door bell rang, I opened the door to my youngest brother Bradley speeding off in his car and a kennel left on the doorstep with this Mini Pinscher puppy inside! At first I thought I had to take care of it until Christsmas, but soon I read the note saying the puppy had no name and reasons I should want to keep it.

1. I provide more entertainment than cats, who just sit there.
2. I give you an excuse to go for a walk, take me to the park etc.
3. I'm small, I don't eat a lot, so I'm cheap to take care of.
4. From what I've heard, the family rarely goes on vacation together so there would always be someone to take care of me.
5. I will provide countless happy moments, from doing stupid things around the house, to wrecking some little piece of furniture... I have more character then a cat, and will make any household, "more fun".

The note continued to say:

Anyways! Have fun with me. Brad told me that you will for sure be mad at him so he won't be picking up your phone calls or sticking around because he wants you to get used to me.

I'm not sure what to do, but he is adorable. Maybe I can name him Snack or Donut because it kinda goes with Muffin's name, our cat.

Currently, as I write this post, he's trying to work his way through my housecoat from my lap into my arm and then down my sleeve to my wrist.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Blackcomb with Cabby

Cabby and I at Spanky's Ladder Blackcomb. The conditions were amazing, while it was windy storms and power outages in Vancouver, Cabby and I were in 2 feet of fresh powder with clear crisp conditions.

Crystal Ridge, my absolute favorite part of Blackcomb. If it wasn't for things like snowboard/skiing I would never witness scenery this beautiful. To be on a part of a run all alone when no one else is around gives this incredible feeling of relaxation and excitement at the same time.

Watching the sunset on the mountain.

Getting suck in the snow, it took us awhile to get out of this run.

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Still love being in front of the camera!

Spotlight adjustment, originally uploaded by Lisa Marina.

Quentin took this picture in the mirror and in order to adjust the focal points in the picture we tried using the lighting effects tool in adobe. I wanted a light on my cheek, belt and hair.

Christmas Parties

This year Quentin's work party was at at the Flying Beaver near the airport in Richmond. For all the Pan Pacific parties that they usually host, this one was the most fun.

My new purple shoes!

Lounging around.

Quentin and I tried something different to get home last night, we phoned a company called Operation Red Nose. They pick you up in your car, drive you home, and it's by donation as it's government funded. So we used the service last night, and it was really fun. The driver told us of all the other people him and his wife were taking home (new cops who were celebrating) and it was so nice to not leave my car in a parking lot for the night.
I think Quentin and I should volunteer for one night, return the favor and laugh at all the partiers.

Here's the number put it in your phone if your heading out.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

I'll be home for Christmas

This is chessy I know but one of my tasks today is to print and bind 20 copies of 50 Christmas carols for our office party tonight, and this is my ultimate favorite. I cut and pasted I'll be home for Christmas and it even has the guitar cords thanks to my father in law.

Hope everyone has a festive weekend :)


C Ebdim Dm7 G7
I'll be home for Christmas

C Gm6 A7 Dm7 Edim
You can count on me

F6 G7 C Am
Please have snow and mistle - toe

D7 Dm7 G9+5
And presents on the tree

C Ebdim Dm7 G7
Christmas Eve will find me

C Gm6 A7 Dm7
Where the love light gleams

F6 Fm6 C A7+5
I'll be home for Christ - mas

D7 Dm7 G7 C Dm7 G7
If on-ly in my dreams Repeat Last line 2nd time through:

D7 Dm7 G7 C Ab7 Cmaj79
If on-ly in my dreams

Ebdim: xx1212
Edim: x12020
A7+5: x02021
Gm6: xx2333
Fm6: xx0111

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Playing with White Balance

uploaded by Lisa Marina.

Trying to give the photo a blue hue, it's great if you have hazel eyes and you want to bring out the green tones.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Plam Tree and Snow

The Christmas spirit caught me this weekend; I decorated the entire house, baked, addressed cards, and even listened to Sarah Mclachlan's new Winter Album. Here's a picture of the plam tree in my front yard that I decided to dress up.