August 6, 2008

En route to the United States…

Filed under: Photos — rich @ 4:29 am

When we left Calgary on July 22, 2008, Rali and the kids traveled by plane to Pennsylvania while Rich started the long cross-country drive. Here are the kids in Minneapolis Airport:

Gourmet dining in Minneapolis Airport

And while they were there, Kelvin decided to do some shopping:

That's Kelvin in there somewhere

The kids say goodbye to Calgary

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On June 22, our friends Tom and Claire hosted a goodbye party for the whole family. The kids enjoyed plenty of running around in the large backyard, but Carmen made a mess of her dress (don’t ask!). Luckily, our hosts’ daughter Lizzie loaned Carmen a T-shirt:

It's a T-shirt, not a dress

This was not long before the Calgary Stampede, so traditional white cowboy hats were just coming out in force:

Soccer-playing cowboy

And as we went out to the car to head home that evening…well, I’m not really sure what led to this:

Marching to the beat of a different drummer

August 3, 2008

The boys drive Carmen up a tree…

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Out for a walk in Prompton State Park near Honesdale, Pennsylvania, on July 31.

Carmen's up a tree

July 27, 2008

Off the Road, at last!

Filed under: General — rich @ 5:35 am

Rich arrived in Welcome Lake, Pennsylvania, after five days and four nights of driving across the country. The last day’s drive, from Fremont, Ohio, was 483 miles. Here’s the total, five-days-and-four-nights drive from Calgary to Beach Lake, PA.

July 23, 2008

Happy Birthday to Kelvin!

Filed under: Photos — rich @ 6:30 am

Kelvin turns six years old today, July 23. He, Carmen, Kristof, and Rali are all in Pennsylvania already: they arrived last night after a long–but problem-free–trip from Calgary. Rali should have email access today (“rali” at this site). Rich is in Havre, Montana, with a few more days’ drive ahead before he’s back together with the family, so he has no photos of Kelvin on his 6th birthday yet…but here’s an old one from six years ago, to remember what he used to look like!

I'm A-OK!

May 28, 2008

House for sale

Filed under: General — rich @ 5:35 pm

All good things must come to an end…we’re leaving Calgary in just a couple months, so we just put our house up for sale. And if you’re not interested in moving to Calgary and buying our home, at least you can read about our humble yet happy home!

the humble yet happy Roesing home

May 13, 2008

Carmen’s birthday cupcakes

Filed under: Photos — rich @ 4:05 am

May 6 was Carmen’s third birthday, and we had a few friends over for birthday cupcakes. Since Rali was cooking, she added a LOT more to the menu, and had to send out a “no snacking” email a couple hours before the party to make sure everyone arrived with an empty stomach! Carmen had some friends over to share her pink strawberry cupcakes. If you look closely, you can see her about to blow out her three pink candles.

Carmen's three pink birthday candles

May 6, 2008


Filed under: Photos — rich @ 3:06 am

On Saturday night, May 3, 2008, we went to a surprise 40th birthday party for our friend Andrea. Everyone had a great time, especially the kids, and especially when chocolate cupcakes were served for dessert. Carmen’s strategy was to lick all the icing off the top first, which led to this:

What happens when you eat the icing first?

April 12, 2008

Kristof’s 8th birthday party

Filed under: Photos — rich @ 5:15 pm

This morning was Kristof’s birthday party, held at Bulldog Interactive Fitness, which is a fitness/exercise center for kids. The guests, most around Kristof’s age, had a VERY energetic party–it was a blast! Here’s a photo from the party, with Kristof on the Treadwall, which is a moving climbing wall. Kristof’s climbing record: 116 feet!

Kristof's eighth birthday party

April 6, 2008

It’s Kristof’s birthday!

Filed under: Photos — rich @ 9:36 am

Eight years ago today, Kristof joined the family. We went out for breakfast this morning, and here’s how our 8-year-old looked:

Kristof with his birthday pancakes

And just to refresh everyone’s memory, here’s how he looked just eight short years ago:

Kristof at three hours

I think he’s aged pretty gracefully…don’t you? If you’d like to drop him a line, you can email him at kristof at

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