that perfect hand…

In Ocean's 11, Danny said that "the house always wins. If you play long enough, never change the stakes, then the house takes you. Unless, when that perfect hand comes along, you bet big… and then, you take the house." Here's the hand I've been dealt, sometimes it's risky and sometimes it's safe, but all the time… it's perfect. It's mine.

christmas and new years … in smithers


Ok.. so I am not good at the picture aspect of blogging… so please have patience but I am thrilled to share with you this recap of my holidays… especially since 90% of you all are genetically tied to most of the people in them! xox

Uncle Orv in the barn… I spent an evening wor
king in here with him and Tim. I think I missed my calling.
Sue and Suzanne… New Years

Young Adult Cousin Progressive Dinner… Too Cool

My Volleyball team for the tourney..

Steve, Megan, Me

I was cold.. and Megan was bonding with me.. or something.

Jess Hardy and I out at Driftwood… New Years again.

Jod and I… so good to see it.

Me and Darce.. my favourite SpruceKing

Viv… Suzanne’s Mom!
My Dad and I.. these moments are too few and far between!


Angela and I… New Years, Driftwood

Alfred and I… Evelyn, New Years
Jocelyn (sorta) and Jordie… Evelyn again.

Jod and Jess… he was a hot commodity or something!

Mark Hagen: First Holenstein Christmas. Look at his wife, eh.

Sweet Jayme.. I hope she turns out like me!

Stefanie, Myself, and Auntie Carolene… our hideous volleyball huddle… we were always on the same teams… we always lost.

Stams and Hagens… couldn’t ask for a greater family..

Dan came out with Ang and I… here he is, Mr. Hero.

Here’s the “Craft Kids”… our Moms are all tight and check it out: we turned out tight too!! Except older…

Jody, Kate, Mitch, Jes, Mark, Marli… it had been too long since one of these pictures!

Ang and I… Nana invited us over for lunch with our moms. You can tell how much we LOVED it.

There! I think that’s it thus far!!

5 thoughts on “christmas and new years … in smithers

  1. HA! Kate that’s too funny. Great pix of U.Orv. LOL about Jess and mark. We have a picture almost exactly like that. our first christmas was in smithers. Ask your mom for a copy. She took the pictures of it. There’s K sitting nicely and I’m making a face! teehee!

  2. My goodness Kate…. we’re all so HOT!!! haha.. it certainly was a fabulous time wasn’t it?!

  3. yea! I remember your christmas in smithers… you finished the puzzle dad was working so desperately hard on the whole week, you found your way into the fam quite nicely!!

    and meg, yes we are… sucks hey? haha JUST KIDDING it was an unreal two weeks

  4. Looks like so much fun. I can’t believe how old we are all getting!! and that Progressive dinner…I wish I was there. Too fun.

  5. aww the barn. Did i mention how much i loved smithers?

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