Wednesday, May 27, 2009
8 more days until Keston is twelve
9 more days of school (yipee) which means no more homework!!!
18 more days until Keston is a deacon - holy smoly
43 more days until Grandpa retires (hopefully he'll sign up to be the Hemsley nanny)
45 more days until Wasa - start warming up the boat Rob
53 more days until Keston goes on his first 50 miler hike - his dad better watch out for him
89 more days (approx) until Chad starts tackle football - I hope he can run fast enough so he doesn't get hit
90 more days until Tylissa is in high school - GASP!
1 year and 6 months until we hit California!!!
Now to rewind, we got to Canada around lunch on Saturday. Val and I were able to go to the temple that afternoon. We don't go enough, it was so nice to just leave everything at the door and relax and feel of the spirit. It is such a beautiful place.
Then it was up to Ken's for a hot dog roast and barbequed hamburgers - yum! The kids had a great time, the food was delicious and Chad invented his own gear for a life.
Sunday was a fabulous, church in the morning and I professed to the Sunday School class that no, I was not moving in just visiting. Preston sat in his chair for the whole sacrament and did a great job. The day ended with a GFC dinner at Granny's after a nap and a visit over to Grandma Berry's (to get a Grandpa Berry mint). It is very rare that we stay over on a Sunday night so it was nice to watch everyone else leave first instead of us. A group took a walk around Temple Square to gather clues for Becky's primary . . . did you know there are owls living in the trees around the temple. They found 4 of them.
Monday was long with the drive to Calgary and back and then to Kalispell but the drive back home was beautiful . . . the snow is melting and there were waterfalls everywhere.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
9. GFC - need I say more.
8. She thinks of everyone before herself - she is always the last one to eat, the last one to sit down, and usually the last one to go to bed.
7. Makes an awesome icerink in the backyard - fun for kids of all ages, especially when there are home made doughnuts and hot chocolate.
6. She is the ONLY person who hands out Halloween candy while decorating for Christmas.
5. Always makes enough food for the whole family - enough that if 4 generations showed up for dinner there would be leftovers.
4. Christmas Pinata - a beloved tradition that grew and grew, the Mickey Mouse pinata has turned into giant happy apples to space ship looking things. As the pinata grew the stick had to get heartier - it went from broom stick to aluminum bat. The pinata is more fun than the treats inside.
3. She is who she is - take it or leave it - sweats or no sweats.
2. She would do anything for her kids or her grand kids.
1. She keeps our family together because she loves everyone of us.
We LOVE you Granny - Happy Mothers Day!