Happy Tuesday everyone! Who’s as tired as I am? Lucky for me, I take off for Mexico this Friday! Who-hoo!

To my Canadian friends, hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! Mine started off blah because I had to spend Saturday from about 11-4 doing homework and the entire evening cleaning the house for Thanksgiving.


I spent Sunday morning prepping and cleaning the kitchen for dinner. When I busted out my turkey, I realized it was butter basted! Ah! I had to wash it off in the sink to get as much butter off as possible. I am a lazy chef and cooked my turkey in one of those oven bags so I didn’t have to baste.

At 1 p.m. we headed out to the football field for a new Thanksgiving tradition of family football. Sometimes I miss living in the States around Thanksgiving because of all the hype and fun around football ( Go Seahawks!) so I decided to get some football going with my friends.

It was super windy out so not a lot of families showed but those of us that did had so much fun!

First off, the ladies all had to scream if they were running with the ball, don’t ask me why- it was instinct. Ha ha

And then our touch football game quickly began to slide into a tackle game (Sorry Miranda and Hayley!!).

But everyone was laughing and having so much fun, this is definitely going to become an annual Richards Thanksgiving tradition.

After football we sat down to eat and I was very proud of myself because I limited myself to one plate. But then I had a second plate at 6 and then a third plate at 9! OOPS!


I have another midterm this week, so I had planned on spending Monday studying and cleaning but I was too restless and needed mountain time. Ryan had golf plans so I headed off with my two boys.

It was super windy so I headed to the higher hikes in the tree line and opted to head to Wall Lake (technically in B.C.) since I’ve never been. I headed off with the boys using my run belt and 2-in-1 leash and headed for the Alberta-B.C. border.

I opted to take a quick detour to check out Forum Falls. I had been there once years ago with Ryan and forgot how impressive the falls were!

After a photo op, we headed to Wall Lake.

I was surprised at how easy of a hike it was. There was minimal climbing and the trail was clear. This trail is also open to bikes and I passed a family with their five year old riding along. Something to keep in mind for the future.

When we finally got to Wall Lake the sun was shining at the very peak perfectly. There were a couple other hiking groups there so the dogs and I went off to our own section.

Rocky may be a lab, but Apollo the border collie loves to swim! He spent most of the time swimming while Rocky just watched.

Overall we covered just over 7 miles and enjoyed a much needed afternoon in the fresh air.

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