Friday, October 02, 2015

Trip to Ontario - Mom & Dad's 55th Anniversary

After the long but very quick drive home from Winnipeg we had a bit over a week to prepare for a long weekend family trip to Ontario for my parent's 55th anniversary.  After much planning we finally had plans to be together as an entire family.   It didn't work quite the way we planned as Yonson had to return to Indonesia but it was a wonderful time together.  We flew from Seattle to Detroit and drove the 4 hours to the Niagara peninsula.  The first day we spent with my Mom & Dad and our immediate family in Niagara Falls & Niagara on the Lake.  What a beautiful area - it's been many years for us and for some of our family it was the first time there.

We are so thankful for God's care over Mom & Dad these many years and we marvel at his faithfulness through the generations.  It was so fun to see the great grandkids playing together - even some playing with the little grandkids.  I'll post more pictures later - there was an Open House for extended family at my brothers under a big tent.  The following Monday was a Canadian holiday so we had a family day with brunch, games, activities and dinner to follow.  The weather was gorgeous & it was so hard to say goodbye to several family members who were leaving the next day.  God be with us till we meet again!

The Big Day!

So here's a few favorites from the wedding.  It seems like a long time ago but it's only been a couple months - loving the trip down memory lane.

Monday, August 17, 2015

We arrive in Winnipeg - July 2015

We arrived in Winnipeg on Monday evening in the wee hours of the morning.  Lorelle and Jake waited up for us and joined us at the house we were going to call home for the week.  Here are just a few photos of some of the happenings before the wedding.  There's a ton of wedding photos to go through so I'll stop at this for now.

And we're off to Winnipeg!!!

So the day to leave for Winnipeg has finally arrived!  We borrowed a motorhome from Henry's sister and packed all the wedding stuff and our bags and we were off.  It was a very comfortable and fun ride - even though it was quite long we enjoyed it.  We left Friday after work and arrived in Red Deer, AB on Saturday evening to visit with Matt & Fio for the weekend.  It was a very special weekend because they had baptism for their little daughter and Mama Flora and Mama Grande were visiting as well.  So much fun catching up - and playing liar's dice till 2 in the morning.  Crazy people!

Wedding Prep - June 2015

While Lorelle was busy preparing for her wedding in Winnipeg we were doing our best to help her.  Here we are putting together her favors!  Vincent could often be seen face timing or just chatting on the phone with Lorelle as he played.

The Dethan's Visit - June 2015

My sister from Indonesia and her family have been planning a trip to Canada for some time.  This was planned so everyone could be together for my parents 55th wedding anniversary this July.  So on their way to Toronto they made a stopover in Vancouver - spent a couple days on Vancouver Island visiting friends and then stayed for two days & one night at our place in Lynden before leaving to spend several months with family in Ontario.  The kids just loved it - next time we hope things work out that they can spend more time with us.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Where have I been? March 2015

So I've finally found some time to spend online and realize I have not posted for three months.  Not a lot has happened - we've enjoyed a fairly warm winter without a lot of rain.  I've finally had the pleasure of growing things in a greenhouse - our chicken coop is now covered in plastic and I've had fun growing little starts and some plants from seeds.  Spring has arrived early so I already have all my "cold weather" plants in my garden.  Last month Vincent and I finally made a trip to Winnipeg and had a wonderful time visiting Lorelle and Jake and the Cavers.  I will try to find some photos of our time there - the weather was quite nice.  We were able to get lots of wedding plans completed and we're really looking forward to returning again for their wedding in July.

PS  Okay - Here's the photos I said I might find - finally finding time to add to my blog!