Then on Saturday we made fried chicken and waffles -- one of Ian's favourite meals. It was my first time trying it, and I have to say, although I was a little bit skeptical, in the end, chicken and waffles with syrup and ketchup is quite a delicious meal. Try it! You don't know what you're missing.
Aside from cooking delectable food, it was also a productive weekend. We went out for two hikes, one of which took us to the a gorgeous viewpoint where we posed for numerous photos, including this one:
Behind us is Pyramid Mountain. It was a gorgeous day for a hike with just a few clouds in the sky. It was a bit chilly at first (-20 C), but by the time we reached the halfway point, we were both sweaty and out of breath. It was quite the climb, but so worth it for the payoff of a gorgeous view.
The weekend didn't end there either. I also made some time for crafting. I even finished my first sock monkey! Because I was a wuss (until last night) and hadn't been brave enough to use my new sewing machine, I did all of the sewing by hand. It took me an evening to make (as opposed to a couple of hours), but I'm actually pretty happy with how it turned out.
What should I name him?
* Please ignore the fact that one leg is significantly wider than the other. It was my first try after all. *
To top off my tasty, nature-filled, crafty weekend, I went to Jasper's annual Christmas craft fair, which was totally amazing. There were a huge number of vendors with all kinds of goodies, both edible and non-edible. I ended up buying a pair of feather earrings, a felt change purse, a tortiere and homemade perogies. It was a pretty good haul.
We ate the perogies tonight and they were well worth the $5 for a dozen.