Visitors from OZ

We’ve finally had some visitors from home! Bringing gifts of Tim Tams, Vegemite and Twisties! It was lovely having friends to stay… even if one person’s arrival was delayed two days because he 1. forgot his passport and the 2. Air Canada cancelled the flight on the following day!!!!! Poor Craig!!!

We managed to take our visitors around Edmonton to see the beautiful old architecture of the Glenora neighbourhood…

…watch ice skating on Hawrelak Park
…and a walk over a bridge over the frozen North Saskatchewan River.

They headed off to Banff to ski and attend “a conference” and we fell back into the usual routine…

Life is becoming “routine” as we go to work and school each day, drive the kids to their extra-curricular activities and dig snow from the paths.

Alec is really enjoying working in the Ed Psych department in the Faulty of Education and just loves teaching his students (3rd years, 4th years and Masters students)
… he’s been trying lots of new approaches to engaging the students and is getting fabulous results. Alec has also just applied to commence a PhD at the UofA.

Anita is also loving teaching the Masters Level occupational therapy students and has recently applied for a teaching and learning grant at the UofA to look at the use of Wikis in teaching and learning with OT, PT and Speech Path students. Fingers crossed the project is approved.

Sam is enjoying gymnastics and waxes and wanes around being in cheer-leading.

Will recently had braces put on his teeth and was rewarded by his braces-wearing-friends (as they sympathised with his aching jaw and teeth) with a “join-the-club” milkshake. Sam gets 6 baby teeth out soon to prepare her mouth for braces too! Lucky we have a great dental plan through work!!!

So, the weather improved this week and we had bright sunny days and top temperatures ranging from -18 to -6. Truly heaven after last week’s cold snap… even the hardened Albertans were complaining last week!

We’ll be moving to our own home in the next few weeks and look forward to seeing our things again. We’ll update again after that 🙂


About hamigos4

A family of four adventure-seekers from Australia... currently living in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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