Snow Shoeing with the Family

Lynden, WA

Our family went up to our time share in Lynden for 2 nights.  Lynden is just 10 minutes from the Canadian Border.  We spent Saturday up at Mt. Baker.  It was a picture perfect day!  All day we spent on our show shoes. What a great day.  The stream you see in the photo’s was amazing, I even saw a nice Trout swimming in it.  We took the Ferry across the Puget Sound on the way up from our house.  I got to play in the snow with my Jeep.  Upon checkout we went across the border into Canada.  Had lunch with our aunt and uncle at Tim Hortons, “A Favorite Food Stop in Canada”.  We also got our other favorites… Ketchup Chips, Some Cadbury Chocolate, including “Crunchy Bars & Smarties”, some “Growers” Hard Cider, and Tidbits, a 50 Pack!  We love our Canadian comfort foods.  Once again, love hanging with my family, they ROCK!

“Daddy Date”

I have the most creative Daughter.  One of her favorite Christmas presents this year was a card that was hidden in the tree.  It was a ticket for a “Daddy Date” at Java & Clay.  It’s a wonderful coffee shop on the water in Gig Harbor.  The rear of the shop is full of tables set with paints and brushes.  Surrounding the Shop is shelfs of un-painted pottery.  You pick your item and the price is on the bottom.  That’s It!  All the painting and time it takes, and firing are included.  Pick up 5 day’s later and your take home your beautiful finished item.  Nothing like spending the afternoon with my daughter painting.  LOVE IT!!!


I am often Humbled at how delicate my life is.

Christopher Smolko, 6’4″, 305#.  With a little more time, determination and persistence in my diet, and in the gym, I could be the next Arnold.

At this moment in time I believe a falling pine needle could nock me over!

I have contracted the “Common Cold”.

I am thankful that I can call my doctor in the morning, and get in on the same day, and now I have the appropriate medicine to help heal.  What happened before this modern medicine?  Yet so many people live all around the globe with out this help.  There’s a lot of cold and weary people out there this time of year who need this help, Im going to keep my eyes open this season and see who I can help.

22 Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also.  24 Therefore let that abide in you which you heard from the beginning. If what you heard from the beginning abides in you, you also will abide in the Son and in the Father. 25 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

-1 John 2:22-25