Monday, August 21, 2006


Tara and I celebrated her birthday last week by going to the Sunshine Coast. Here is a typical sunset off the coast. This is a picture of dinner rock from where we camped out. We were so happy to be able to have a camp site over looking the ocean. It was SOOO beautiful. We were able to go on a hiking trip in an old growth forest named Hidden Grove in Sechelt.

This is the book we used to find our camping sites on the Sunshine Coast.

Here is a free web page to check out for suggestions on free camping in BC.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

couch surfing

Last night Tara and I met an ambassador for Couch surfing. Couch surfing is a web site that allows people from all over the world to meet new people and possibly stay on their couch. We met up with some friends at The Nam on 4th St in Vancouver.

Monday, August 07, 2006

Festival of lights

Here is a picture of the Vancouver Festival of Lights by our friend Brian. During the Celebration of Light different countries put on a show off a boat in English Bay. This Saturday was the final firework show of the festival. We were unable to watch the show live but we could hear the fireworks very clearly from the Vancouver Southlands.

The Ant Bully

Owen, Tara and I saw the Ant Bully on Saturday. All three of us really liked it. However, I wanted to see the Pirates of the Caribbean or Superman. The Ant Bully was in IMAX 3D.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Tamage reunion

For my family
summer time = 2 family reunions + warm weather
As I have been up in Canada I have not been able to attend either for a couple of years. Yesterday was the annual Tamage reunion...Tamage was the name of my grandmothers mother.

It was around 109 degrees for this years reunion.

The picture shows Aunt Claudine, who was married to my Great Uncle Art, my Grandma Hensley's brother. Also, seated in the wheel chair is my sweet Grandma and standing on her left is Aunt Edith, who was married to Dr. Paul Darnell, before he died a couple of years ago.
This is a picture of my dad and his cousin Pam.

Thursday, August 03, 2006


I have enjoyed playing the John Madden football game ever since I was in Middle school. The new edition comes out on August 22nd. Looks as if EA Sports is trying to make it a world wide holiday.

Jeremy Begbie

Theologian and Professor Jeremy Begbie is up at Regent teaching a theology of the arts class. Tara and I went to his public lecture entitled Discovery Through Creativity: Bach's D Minor Chaconne at Kerrisdale Presbyterian Church on Monday. It was an amazing presentation demonstrating how famous composers such as Bach combined theology with the arts.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Sunday hike

Andrew, Hillary, Brian and Tara under a waterfall just north of Squamish.

Diana and Nate meet President Carter

Diana and Nate met President Carter and his wife Rosalynn at the Carter's church in Plains, GA this past weekend. They also were able to visit Koininia an intentional community dedicated to inner racial and economic equallity.