We had a fast and furious trip on July 27 to Canada to celebrate Grandpa's 90th birthday and we threw in Grandma's birthday and their 70th wedding anniversary too. We had a brunch with a waffle bar (yum) and a program, rides in a carriage, and a great dinner. My poor mom, when you are a great cook guess who does all the cooking . . . but in true Granny fashion we fed us and it was GOOOOD!
Here are a few pictures of the festivities. It was great to reconnect with cousins that I haven't seen in years! We didn't get to stay very long because Chad was heading off on his 50 miler but it was fun while it lasted.
Aunt Shelley and her girls are definitely the party planners of the family. They decorated cakes, the church and planned it out very well. All the things of the cake represent the life of grandma and grandpa. The clock was for the overall theme which was Time Goes By. The second cake was for the residents at the Chinook Lodge where Grandma and Grandpa live.
During the festivities, Uncle Monte gave Austin a great driving lesson. Austin turned 14 in April and it took him a while to want to take the learners test but he did it and who is better to give driving lessons than Uncle Monte . . . no one.
Sunday, October 13, 2013
A few days later the parents were invited to welcome the trek families home. We lined the final road as they rolled in. This was our first glimpse of our pioneers through the trees.
Here is a link to a great video of the trek. It is about 20 minutes long but great!
Part of Tylissa's bucket list for the summer before she went to college was to hike up in the Jewel Basin so we went for a hike. Keston was on Melita and Chad was in Canada so it was just us three. We had fun, threw snowballs (yes we found snow in July), and enjoyed the view of the valley below.