Scratchings in the Dirt

October in (mostly) photos

 This is Sam, who was dressed as a bear for Halloween.  Isn’t he just the cutest?? And I bet he gives great bear hugs.  Or will, in time.  His godmother (that would be moi) cannot wait!

And here’s Sam hanging out with his dad and his big brother.  They’re all pretty cute.

Rogan Halloweened as his favourite, Elmo.  Too cute!!

And here he is with his “tar”.  This guy loves music. 

I also received some photos of my newest nephew, Edison, from his family in Calgary.  He’s awfully cute, too.  

Earlier in October, Mom and Dad and I traveled to Saskatoon for Sam’s baptism.  It was a great day of family and laughter and visiting.

Grandpa seems to like this newest grandson.  

Grandma likes him, too, especially the smiles!

The next day was Thanksgiving Sunday, and we all gathered at our place.  Edison and Copper and their parents came, as did Rogan and Sam and their parents.  We threw in a few more “hangers-on” and had a great day.  We missed Lisa, though!  However, we really have lots for which to be thankful!

Derek’s football season ended abruptly with a 51-0 loss to Hanley in the provincial quarter finals.  The players were all quite devasted.  However, Derek is looking forward to next year, as he sure loves his football.  He’s the big 22 in the following photos.   (Look out for the rookie haircut!!)


Here he is with cousin Dylan.

Harvest finally came to an anti-climatic end.  We had just about everything happen this year, except maybe for locusts.  Torrential rain, hail, and wind did quite a bit of damage to the quality and the yield.  We did manage to get some nice peas before all hell broke loose, though.  (That would be the royal “we”, as Clem did most of the harvest on his own.)  And the buyers are still knocking at the door, so I think we’ll be OK!   Clem was a huge help getting the garden stuffs gathered and stored for the winter.  We are now fully stocked with potatoes, carrots, onions, tomatoes, corn, beans, beets, peas, and applesauce!  And, the garden is worked and ready for next year!  Love it!

Hockey is in full swing.  Derek announced after his practice last night that he is the captain of his Bantam team this year.  I think he will make a fine captain.  They have a home tournament tomorrow, and begin league play on the 9th.  Some of his former teammates have gone to Kindersley to play AA, so it will be an interesting year. 

We still have a junior Rage billet, but it’s a different one now.  Scott is a very nice young hockey player from Chestermere Lake, near Calgary.  He is sadly not a Flames fan, and without any NHL this year, it may be hard to convert him in the few short months he will be here.  We will do our best, though. 

I am currently taking in the three-day provincial One-Act Play Festival being hosted in Kerrobert, and appropriately named “One Hill of a Show”.  It has been great entertainment.  I am in awe of the talent and hours of work that goes into something like this.  Our community is very fortunate to have such hard-working and dedicated individuals.  It should be noted that I am even missing hockey games to attend this event!!

And that’s about it.  If any of you hear from Adam and/or Stephen, let me know how they’re doing!!

Thanks for stopping by!