Monday, December 17, 2012

Busy opening weekend

Hi every one! I am happy to say I am in Japan! I looking forward to seeing you all again! It is nice to see Japan has good early season snow! The opening weekend was good! Very busy but good basic training! It has been warm the last few days. The forecast is for cooler temperatures though. Today's GS training was the first of the season. The guys and girls all achieved their goals of the day. Bye for now. Doug

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Early Chrismas dinner at the Ito's

We are celebrating Christmas before I depart this week, for Japan. All of my immediate family and Chrissy's! See you soon!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

World Cup in Canada

It was exciting to see the World Cup races in Canada! Canadian racers were solid in the first speed events of the season. Nice! It was been mild where I live British Columbia. No snow in Kelowna, but some snow up in the hills. I know there is skiing in Japan and that many have already started skiing. Exciting! Try to get lots of runs in. Work on the basics! Good balance on your skis, smooth balance changes from foot to foot, edging drills, powering the ski, pole plant and look down the hill! I am looking forward to the season. Sorry I will be arriving in Japan late! I have family responsibility's I must follow through on! Be prepared , be strong! Bye for now. Doug

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New DVD's

I am excited to write I have the new World 2013 and the Winning Runs 2012. Great DVD's!

Monday, November 19, 2012

More Christmas decorating

Chrissy is so creative! She did this today!
Hi all, Christmas is on the way. Since I am always in Japan for Christmas we decorate the house early. It was fun to do with the family!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hi everyone, I am so sorry for my lack of Blogging! I hope you have all been motivated over the summer to improve your fitness levels! Snow has been falling here in Kelowna. I am very excited to start the ski season. Halloween was fun this year. I went out with Chrissy, Makaiya and friends, instead of giving candy out at our house. Thank you to all of our Veterans for keeping our country safe and for fighting for what we have today!!!!!! Incredible sacrifice! Remember!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Summer Work

I have been busy installing Kitchen cabinets all summer. I have had to drive every day to a town called Penticton. I have been working in a 11 floor apartment.

October Fest in September

We had a fun dinner at a restaurant called the " Gast Haus". Lots of Friends and too much food and drink.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Hello everyone, I hope you all have had a good summer. I has been a good one here in Canada. Last weekend Makaiya and I went to a LPGA event. We saw Mika Miyazato. It was amazing that a 15 year old won the event! Lydia Ko! Congratulations! They are all such great golfers. Chrissy's younger sister was in Kelowna for most of the summer. So it was fun for Makaiya. Lots of fun times. We went to an area call the Othello tunnels. Very beautiful!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Day on Okanagan lake.

Hi all, We were invited to go boating with an old ski racing friends family yesterday. They live in a town called Vernon. At the North end of the lake. We drove from one end to another. 240 km in 8 hours. We did stop for swimming, tubing and snack breaks. It was a perfect day for it, Sunny and 34 degrees Celsius.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Makaiya's First concert

Makaiya has been in singing lessons. The school had a concert with all of the students. She was very nervous but did great! She sang a Milely Cyrus song. "I miss you"

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Visit to Ostrich Ranch

Our family visited an Ostrich Ranch. Very interesting. It is an area around 2 and a half hours from Kelowna in an area called EdgeWood.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Trampoline fun

Hi! Last year we bought a trampoline. Around 30 000 yen. It has been great fun! And a good work out. Makaiya and her cousin Taya love it.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Spring hiking

A few weeks ago Makaiya and I went on a hike up at Big White ski resort. Our local ski area. We hiked up the ski lift and found many electronic devices on the way up. 4 Kei tai, 2 i pod shuffles, All worked but one. Nice!

Sun deck renewal

Hi All, I hope you are all well! We have been well here in Canada. I has been busy here with my summer work, coaching soccer, and working on our house. We have had some fun weekends going to some fun social events. Kelowna Ski club Reunion, wedding party, dinner party's, and so on. Renewing our sundeck has taken time too. Chrissy and I have done all the work on our own. We tore off all old wood and replaced it, Replaced the old posts with new bigger ones, installed a new ceiling with v- grove Douglas fir, and renewed the support beams! The weather has been very rainy so we have had to wait to surface the deck. Not much time for golf. I hope to play a little more soon. Enjoy the pictures!

Monday, June 04, 2012

Hello, Spring in Kelowna has still been cool and unsettled weather. Not a lot of sun yet. I have been quite busy doing my summer work. Installing kitchen and bathroom cabinets. I have had to do work on my house as usual. It is an older house so it does need continual updates. The back yard sun deck is top of the list this summer. Parts of the deck are rotting, very dangerous for any one to fall through! UHHHG! The following pictures are of the tear down. Have a good day. Oh, how is the dry land training going? Doug

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Hanami at the Ito house in Canada

Hello all, The blossoms are finally starting to come out in Kelowna. Much later than Japan. We have been working on the yard at our house. Weeding and preparing the lawn. I have also been busy coaching Makaiya's soccer team. We have had 4 games so far. We lost our first game, but we won the next 3. Makaiya scored her first goal of the year yesterday. It is suppose to warm up from Monday in Kelowna. In the 20's! Bye for now. Doug

Friday, April 27, 2012

Hi Every one, Looking back on this season, I must say it was an exciting one. I am very proud of your efforts! Big improvements in many areas. Now That the ski season is pretty much over for most of you it is time for preparation for next season. Increase our level of fitness. If we are stronger and quicker we of course will be faster ski racers. NO DOUBT! Areas to focus on. Core strength ( stomach and back ) , Increased foot speed, And strength! All of these exercises can be done at home! I will follow up with more information in days to come. I am pretty much settled into my life here in Canada. Over my jet lag, re connected with family, started coaching Makaiya's soccer team,organized my summer work, and basic clean up around our house. My cousin and a friend from Vancouver came to visit us. His Name is Russ Nomura. His friend Dave also stayed. They are going on a golf holiday. For a gift they brought a lemon meringue pie. Very tasty. Makaiya also took part in the Kony 2012 event last week. We are proud of her! Bye for now. Doug

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Last Weekend at Big White

Hello Everyone,

It was the last weekend at Big Ski Resort this past weekend. My home ski area.

Makaiaya had a soccer game to play on Saturday morning. I am coaching her team. We went up to the ski hill that afternoon. We had time to go to the tube park. We stayed there till it closed at 9 pm. We were all tired.

Skied the next day for around 4 hours. I was thrilled to ski with Makaiya. She had fun too. Very tired at the end of the day though.