Friday, April 9, 2010

The Falk Family . . . Unveiled!

Remember that TV commercial we were filming? Well, it is finally on the air! We are truly famous! :) It has been a little hit-and-miss but for all you local people, check out CTV (channel 7 on farmer vision) or CKND (channel 9 on same farmer vision) during the evening news and you just may see us! It is 13 seconds long but what a great 13 seconds! We finally caught it on tape and now I have watched it over and over and over and over and over . . . okay, you get the point! (Is it vain to want to watch yourself, your hubby, and your dear little daughter that often?) Remember how I also told you we would be on large superboard advertisements in Winnipeg as well as on city buses? Well, we took a field trip to the Manitoba Museum today with a little side trip to Donald Street. If you are in the area, drive southbound on Donald Street and just over the bridge on the west side, right by the Winnipeg Winter Club, you will see this:

Isn't it great? We were actually able to pull into a parking lot right close by so I could take even more pictures!

Then on to the Musuem as that was the point of our trip to Winnipeg. And what do you know? Just as Jay was letting me and the clan off at the door, Pepe hollers at us to look at the bus that was at the stop sign right behind us. We looked and behold, what did our eyes see?

Come on! Of all the city buses that sport advertisements, there was one with us on it right behind us. Notice the "Out of Service" announcement on the little screen? Well, this exact bus pulled into the street just on the other side of the parking lot and sat there. Doing Nothing! At this point, I was inside of the Musuem and Jay was parking the van. I could see that bus across the street, across the parking lot and thought it would be so cool to have our picture taken with . . . well, with us! So, I convinced my skeptical husband ("What if the bus leaves by the time we get there?" "Take all the kids back outside, back across the street, across the parking lot, just for a picture?" ) to take the clan for a run across the street, across the parking lot and lo, and behold, the bus was still there when we got there.

Then the really nice driver, Al, who was in the bus right behind this one, offered to take our picture. While we were standing around, we saw at least 2 more buses with our ad on it! In case you were wondering, check out bus #785, 587, and 206. By the way, if you see any more billboards, please let us know where they are - we would love to check them out - kind of like Where's Waldo, only it's Find the Falks!

TOTAL SIDENOTE: We talked to the really nice city bus driver, Al, only to learn he, too, has 5 children, aged 13, 14, 15, 16, and 17. Their first two are 11 months apart, second 2 12 months to the day apart, and then 13 months between the next and 14 months between the last 2 (at least if I remember correctly)! Crazy busy! And, when these teenagers were little kids, their parents took them across Canada for 18 months, driving back and forth from east coast to west coast, homeschooling them and working on farms and orchards and bed and breakfasts whenever they could. Doesn't that just sound so amazing? So fun? So spontaneous? So not like Jay at all!!! I want to take the kids to the San Diego Zoo and he thinks we need to wait until they are older. This Al might think otherwise.

So, anyway, we did make it through the Museum, thoroughly enjoying ourselves yet again. What a memorable day! Now, when I get a copy of that commercial on DVD, I will be sure to post it here for all of you to see. At that point, I will explain the purpose just a tad better.

I hope you had as great a day as I did. Now I better go check out hubby's new toy - tell you about it tomorrow!


  1. I saw your ad on a bus the other day too! I looked up and thought, "wow, those people look like people I know...wait a minute!" haha.


  2. what a great picture! and heck, now niverville is just a little more famous! lol.

  3. SO fun and not vain at all to watch that video clip over and over :). I'll find out where my mom spotted that other sign and let you know!

  4. How fun to see yourself on tv and billboards. My hubby was just on Undercover Boss (for 2 seconds in the audience at the end) but my daughter thinks he is a celebrity now. Anyway, I wanted to get back to your question on my sawdust and paper scraps blog about painting over stained wood. I couldn't find your email. So if you really want a step by step, email me so I can reply and I'm happy to walk you through it.

  5. I saw it! I saw it! Yesterday! lol


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