Monday, August 29, 2011

Ironman 2011

I have been extremely tardy in my blog posts, but couldn't wait to get this video up of Troy crossing the finish line in Penticton at yesterday's Ironman. Despite the heat of the Okanagan sun beating down on him all day, Troy finished strong at 11 hours and 56 minutes!! With friends and family cheering him on all day, this moment is beyond exciting and incredibly emotional.
Way to go Troy! We are so proud of you.

(Check out Fitness Junkie for more of IM 2011)

Friday, August 12, 2011

The Oakwood Canadian Bistro

If you are looking for a new restaurant to try in Vancouver I would love to suggest visiting The Oakwood in Kits ( 2471 West 4th Ave) ... Troy and I joined Jody and Tyson there last night for a late dinner and it was DELICIOUS! Boasting all local, all organic and all seasonal ingredients, Mike Shea and his team do it right... In a word: Perfection!
Check it out and let me know what you think!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Sarah McLachlan and the VSO

Last Friday Troy treated us to an amazing show at the Orpheum: Sarah McLachlan with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra! It was probably one of the most incredible performances I have ever seen- I have to say, a couple of songs brought me to tears and I pretty much had goosebumps the entire time. Troy could not stop smiling :) It was such a great experience! Thanks (again) Troy.

A quick shot of Don Julio at Uva... Pre-Show dinner
(PS- UVA Restaurant on Seymour and Smith... AH.MAZING! Go there!)
VSO- Getting ready

View from our seats

Sarah! We had tickets to the VIP after party and were pretty amazed when Sarah M. walked in! We were soooo close to meeting her, but then got pushed around and basically panicked. Instead we had the privilege of watching her interact with the fans from a couple of feet away- it was so cool!

Does this count as a picture of me with Sarah??
We ate A LOT and then snuck out the back door...
And ended the night in the park across the street from our apartment... I nailed "Owling" and we got a great shot of Cheeks in his skinny jeans ;)

Wednesday, August 10, 2011