Tuesday, August 26, 2003

Jumping for Joy

Battle of the Titans: Art and Jer, competing for the farthest leap from the boathouse. Despite Art's home game advantage and buff physique, Jeremy beat him by a healthy margin. Go Jer!

This was hilarious - Vanessa actually wanted to change her mind at the last minute, but she had already built up a little speed and couldn't stop in time!

Big man in the water!

Anth on water-skis

Monday, August 25, 2003

Cannonball Anth

I can displace a fair bit of water, but unfortunately I couldn't give this my best effort because I was afraid I'd crack the diving board if I jumped too hard!

Sunday, August 24, 2003

Fresh Fish

Vanessa and I had a great time fishing with Art Kingma, my cousin-in-law. This was Vanessa's first real fishing experience and as you can tell by her smile, she was pretty excited!

Uncle Paul

Not bad for a 70 year old guy!

Diving Anth

Um, I'm diving into the water.


From our family reunion - this is a bunch of cousins and cousins' kids jumping off the roof of the boathouse.


Yes, that's me showing my tubing skill!

Saturday, August 23, 2003

Dinner at the lake

Life at the cottage was mellow and good, and dinner was a highlight of the day. The food was always great, and the conversation relaxed and enjoyable.

Vanessa Intros the Island

Thursday, August 21, 2003

Vanessa Intros Winkler

Vanessa explains Winkler.

The Farm

Vanessa was somewhat amazed by the sheer vastness of the land in Canada. Space like this just doesn't exist in Taiwan.

Grandma's Basement

When we stayed in Winkler, Jeremy, Justin, Kristine, Vanessa and I slept in the basement rec room. Janice and Jeremy had to sleep separately, because of their not-yet-married status! That was fine by everyone, we just thought it was cute.

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Downtown Winkler

Don't ask me about the strange noises Uncle Chas was making - I have no idea!

Monday, August 18, 2003

Greasy Spoon

After we flew from Toronto to Winnipeg, we got in our rented van (huge!) and started driving south towards Winkler. We stopped at this Greasy Spoon:


Vanessa and I took Justin to Elora Gorge. It was a fun day.

Sunday, August 17, 2003

Welcoming Vanessa into the family

On August 17th, Mom and Dad had a party to welcome her into the family. All our old friends were there, and of course they all thought Vanessa was terrific. (Who wouldn't?!) Anyway, here are the videos from that day.