2/9/12


Skating at night sounds like the quintessential Canadian pass-time. Truthfully, I haven't done it in a few years. However, our friends recently made a skating rink on their property in the country and invited us over.

I wore skates that were too small. My friend wore skates that used to belong to her grandfather. The boys kept falling over into the snow drifts. Us girls went in early for hot chocolate.

Note: Lest anyone think I am adept at graphic design, I think it's worth mentioning that it's always Mike that makes the fancy post titles for me. Gracias, Mike!

42 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful. I treasured every picture.

    - a c a c i a

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  2. looks like fun! wish it was cold enough here in texas for that. great photos! :))
    -jocee <3

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  3. I looooove outdoor skating! We get a few outdoor rinks in San Francisco at Christmas time. It's so magical!

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  4. Down here in GA we haven't gotten any snow this year, but we did manage to go on an ice skating date. It was quite a thrill. These photos are magical!

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  5. I haven't been skating in so long! I spent many formative years in a small town in northern Michigan and ice skating was always a tradition. Unfortunately here in Toronto we don't have any snow, let alone non-man made ice rinks!

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    1. Hi Sara! Thanks for that lovely comment in the FAQs! :)

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  6. Looks like fun! I wish it snowed here in Southern California!

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  7. That is so cool! Wish we had some snow here in Toronto. Alas - it's +5 here today. Such a weird winter...

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  8. uhm, this makes me want to skate. but I haven't done that since I got a concussion skating...heheh, let's just say I'm not too great at it. lovelovelove the photos--especially the 2nd and 4th--and the title design too. (:

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    1. aw! i can see how that turned you off skating... i am not that great at it either. i just did laps around the rink - i surely would injure myself if i tried using a hockey stick...

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  9. oh man this post makes me want to run to the airport and get a flight home, i miss canada!

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  10. Were you on skates & taking photos? I've wanted to go skating this year, but I never want to go and not take photos- but I'm afraid of being too big of a klutz and have a nightmarish image of me smashing my camera to bits because it.
    Also, I love the titles you always have on your photos and have thought to myself how I wished I had skills to do photos & graphics on them like that. Kind of glad to know you have your Mike doing it for you, if I ever get round to doing anything like that- it'll be my hubby doing it for me!
    Anyhow, these photos are lovely as always. :-)

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    1. ha! i'm a huge klutz too...

      i took some photos before i put on my skates (even still, i was so nervous about going on the ice with the camera!) and then mike shot some (with skates on - but he is not a klutz at all!)

      & we're so similar - two blog loving ladies with husbands with mad design skills :)

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  11. thanks for pointing that out, i was just going to ask what font that is and where he found that darling graphic! ha! love this. ice skating sounds like such a blast!

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    1. mike usually reads the comments, so always feel free to ask! i'll ask him about the font & graphic :)

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    2. the font is from here http://www.losttype.com/browse/
      (super sweet site a friend just passed on to us...)

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    3. just checked it out... YIPEEE heaven of fonts
      thank you! xo

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  12. this looks ridiculously, beautifully fun. I really, really feel like skating right now. yes please.
    yay for the fact that I'm going ice-skating next week though!

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  13. i love ice skating (or rather, trying to ice skate!), but living in florida i haven't done in it eons. you're a lucky duck. also, i wish i could take such decent photos in low light...

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    1. yes, it's a tricky thing! with the 5D mkii, you're able to really crank up the ISO. it still ends up being a bit grainy, but pretty good quality...

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  14. I love the fancy post titles. Good job Mike! And fun activity! If I lived in your city, I'd be have tempted to ask if we could be best friends. You guys always are having rad parties and events. :)

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    1. Aw! That's so sweet! :) Well, we are a very inclusive group, so if you ever make the move to Winnipeg...

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  15. so fun! ad i love your post titles :)

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  16. skating at night is the bomb.
    so is skating in the daytime.
    i love that second picture and the skate-word-slash!

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  17. i'm so happy that you left a comment on my blog, so i could discover yours -- it's wonderful! i love this type of slice of life photography.

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  18. How magical!

    Being from Vancouver, I've only skated in the real outdoors once on lake Windermere in the rockis. (Unless you count Robson square, and that time, as a kid in the mid-90s when it snowed so much the street froze, so I went out for a skate on it).

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  19. this is my favorite graphic--reminds me of the live the language videos. :)

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  20. Looks so fun! I have been living in Canada for the past 6 months and still haven't gone skating!

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  21. Your blog is my all time favorite so I tagged you in my blog post!

    http://anythingbutandthensome.blogspot.com/2012/02/t-t-t-tagged.html

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  22. The photos are amazing, I adore skating <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  23. So I only just discovered your blog and have already read back through several pages of posts. Your lovely pictures and young marriage remind me of the rockstar diaries, my favourite blog. Anyways, you definitely made it unto my bloglovin feed. So glad I found this.

    (plus a CANADIAN rockstar diaries? I am in heaven. (I'm in Edmonton and actually used to live in Winnipeg so I'm familiar with the locations which is really awesome)

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    1. wow! that is a mega compliment! i'm a big rockstar diaries fan. thanks so much :)

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  24. looks like a tonne of fun! awesome :)

    m x

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  25. seriously looks like such a fun time!

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  26. We use to have a pond in the woods, down the windy path, over the ravine. Such fond childhood memories. Now I'm in Arizona, where childhood memories come to die. ;)

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  27. And pretty super cute graphics they are too - job well done, Mike! Looks like you had such a good time even if I am terrified of skating!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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