Sunday, November 26, 2006

I am an Auntie!

How exciting! My little brother Travis and his wife Corrienne just had their first child! He was born in the morning in Fort Nelson, BC on November 23rd and was just over 7lbs. His name is Damon Riley Hunter. What a cutie! I am a very excited Auntie! He has a great sense of timing as he was born on his Daddies birthday! Happy 25th Birthday Little Shit (also known as Travis)!!

I am a little sad because I won't be able to see them until next summer. But maybe by then he will be ready for his first drum set!!

The next generation of Hunters makes his appearance!

My amazing sister-in-law Corrienne and her new little boy:

Proud papa Travis and his little boy. I wonder if the kid will grow sideburns like his daddy one day!

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Beautiful Berries!

In August and a bit into September I went berry picking a couple of times with some friends. I got about 10 cups of berries. I am sure I ate at least that much while picking them! I mixed them all together. I have cranberries, blueberries, bear berries, and lots of this little black berry. I spent time this long weekend to turn them into jam! I really love making jam and jelly. When I lived in Hay River I picked pounds and pounds of cranberries and make a lot of jars of cranberry jelly that I gave away at Christmas time. It is funny, I really hated berry picking when I was young, but I love it now!

Beautiful Colourful Berries!

The 10 cups of berries all ready for mashing. I missed a few twigs and leaves, but I think that just adds some extra fiber to the mix!
The finished product! 11 jars of "Nunavut Jam"!! Hopefully I pick a lot more next year!