Friday, April 27, 2012

Turkey - USA - New York City


Postcard from Daria_Dalia from Turkey.

Description: The Empire State Building, built in 1931, was the tallest building in the world until 1971 when the first tower of the World Trade Center was completed.

This was the first postcard Daria_Daila had registered (I guess it's a day of receiving firsts in the mail!) - I've had a few postcards like this - from a country different than the card - and I'd guess it's because of travelling. I'm not usually organized enough to send postcrossing cards when we're away...

Russia - Keys and Words


Postcard from ginseng from Russia.

This is the first postcard he sent through Postcrossing.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

China - The Tomb of Confucius


Postcard from timmymiao from China

Finland - Leikkihuoneessa


Postcard from dotdotPC from Finland.

This painting was done by Joonas Vähäsöyrinki in 2008 and it called "In Children's Playroom" or "The Playroom"

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Australia - Koala


Postcard from elodieoz in Australia.

J of course LOVES the koala!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Until the fall...

Not news: The Canucks lost last night, ending their playoff run.

Maybe I'm a bad fan, I don't know, but I'm kind of looking forward to not spending my evenings watching hockey...don't get me wrong, I'd be cheering as loudly as possible if they were still playing, but there is so much to look forward to with no more hockey, like more evenings at the park and less "Luongo is evil" chatter.

My kid on the other hand cried twice last night when we explained that hockey was done until the fall. The first time she stopped pretty quickly when we said it would mean lots of park time. The second time she sobbed for a long time. She would miss her Chris Higgins and her Ryan Kesler. And maybe even Robert Luongo. We explained that the hockey players' kids would be happy because they'd get to see more of their dads at night and because she understands that very well, she decided it was okay. But only if they come back in the fall.

Who knows what the team will look like when the new season starts...I do feel badly for Roberto Luongo. Sure he's had some spectacularly bad nights in goal, but more often than not he has spectacular nights in goal - just look at his record. I'm pretty sure he had substantially more wins than losses this season. And he played well in Games 1 and can't expect the goalie to stop the other team AND score...

Anyway, hockey, have a good summer. We'll see you in October.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Japan - Candle Penguin


Postcard from askao12 from Japan.

Description: Candle penguin was illustrated by Reina Sato.

I love it...J hasn't seen it yet, but I'm sure she'll claim it as her own!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Start of a reverse sweep?

One can dream, right?

daniel sedin

Let's just hope that with Schneider in net, Daniel Sedin back on the ice and the season hanging by a thread the Canucks can win...we'll be cheering loudly at our house.

[not sure where the photo originated - it was emailed to me by a friend]

Monday, April 16, 2012

Team Hardcore completes the Boston Marathon

She's done!

boston teamhardcore final

Congratulations Kelsey! Wish we could have been there to cheer for you too!

Team Hardcore goes to Boston

In our family, we have one person we affectionately refer to as Team Hardcore (that would be my sister Kelsey) and today Team Hardcore is running her heart out in Boston. Boston is a little further away than Penticton (where she had 20+ supporters when she completed her second IronMan (that's her, crossing the finish line)...

teamhardcore penticton

...but she has seven supporters out there today - our parents and sister Rebecca and my mom's cousin Susu and her family. And of course all her supporters cheering her on a continent away.

She's on pace for 3:36 which I'm pretty sure is faster than her qualifying time. You can follow her here if you're interested (just put her name in).

teamhardcore boston

Go Kelsey!