Friday, 14 July 2017

No One Sweeter

Chloe turned Sweet 16!

Nothing better than a summer birthday!

Carmen swung us a deal on a pool rental, and we had a perfect evening

Happy Birthday to Chloe!

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Canada Day Long Weekend

We had a fun visit from Jaclyn, Mason, and Zoë on the long weekend! We mostly only took pictures of Zoë, but her parents arms and legs made a couple of photos!

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Chloe High School Awards

Chloe was invited to the Grade 10 Awards Ceremony at the end of the school year!

She was recognized for English 10, Spanish 10, Math 20, and Outstanding Student - Female

Fun to share a plaque with Jaclyn!

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Father's Day

When my dad blessed the food on our Father's Day Sunday dinner, he expressed gratitude for fathers and children. I feel that completely.

Bernie and kids

Brent and kids

Mark and kids

Ken and kids

Monday, 29 May 2017

Celebrating Carmen's High School Graduation

Well, there's still exams to look forward to, but Carmen's Class of 2017 had their graduation celebration last week.

Blondes vs Brunettes

With the Buds

Hair and makeup in the early afternoon made it a busy day - Carmen's date got to our house 6 minutes before we got home!

The results were worth it

(Inserting a little nostalgia here)

These gorgeous girls again

16 couples rented a party bus to take them from Lake Sundance to The Lookout, to the banquet, to The Peace Bridge (for more photos), to the after grad, and then back to Lake Sundance. By then it was 1am and time for a house party until 5am followed by a sleepover for a couple of friends at our house, then breakfast at Hudson's.

As if they needed more fun, a few of the graduates (and a sister and a younger friend) spent the weekend in Waterton

I'm super proud of Carmen and the work she and her friends have put into their relationships. They've practised tolerance and forgiveness and love and fun over the high school years and they deserved every bit of enjoyment they had celebrating the end of high school. Last graduating class of 90's babies!

May Long Weekend

Originally we had planned on camping in Waterton over the May long weekend, but it seems we can't ever go anywhere else but Utah these days!

On our way down we attended the Idaho Falls Temple Open House, this is the temple where it all started for us.

Fun to share with Carmen and Chloe

I only took a couple of photos in Utah. In this one Chloe had built a fort for Zoë under the quilting frame for a project Jaclyn was working on.

We only had one warm day while we were down, but it was the right day and the girls got in a swim with Zoë. Zoom in on that happy little face!

Sunday, 23 April 2017

April in a Nutshell

Ken turned 49!

He requested steak, mac&cheese, roasted vegetables, and Hello Dolly squares for his day.

Then he took himself on a solo trip to Utah,

And took Zoë on her first trip to the zoo.

Meanwhile at home we had some usual Easter celebrations with a new twist this year of the decor Steven sent us from Floria for Christmas

Colouring Easter Eggs

On the Saturday we went to the zoo here in Calgary with some cousins

(The grizzly picture is a must have)

And lastly, Carmen took on the job of pulling everyone together to buy grad tickets. It was just like every other group project, but it came together and I'm sure these kids will have a great time!