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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our Journey. Don retired October 2011 so hopefully the travelling part will increase! When we are not vacationing check in for updates about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sorry for the Absence

Wow – how can I expect any followers if I don’t keep the blog up to date.  My apologies to anyone who actually reads this.
The last time we talked it was right before Christmas.  We had a fantastic time with everyone.  Christmas with the grandchildren is so much fun.  And of course the food is always so good.  Blake really enjoyed the season this year.  He visited Santa so many times, and actually enjoyed it.  Emerson was still very hesitant but she still enjoyed it a lot in her own way.  Santa this and Santa that:)  Of course Reese was her quiet sweet self.  I can only imagine next year when Reese is a year old!
Santa was kind this year.  We got an iPad.  What a cool toy!
After Christmas Don and I went to Tisdale for a family visit.  We had such a great time seeing everyone.  I convinced Kathy to host a New Years Eve party, as well as a New Years dinner.  Even Ken & Brenda travelled, and it was good to see Don’s family all together.
We had an overnight visit with my mom as well, which was long overdue.
January hit us and we were back to work.  Well Don was, I didn’t actually start until January 10.  It has been an easy transition for me returning to work, probably because of the job.  I am consulting as a Regional Capacity Coordinator on a project called KnowledgeConnector.ca.  The goals of the program are to develop sustainable individual and organizational leadership, build community networks, and ensure sustainability of strengthened communities through access to quality learning and development opportunities.  When not travelling throughout my communities, which encompass North East Alberta, I am at home doing “paperwork and planning”.  So far loving it.
My contract is complete March 31, 2012, at which time regardless of whether Don retires or not, we are planning a 2 – 3 month trip to the East Coast!
As for 2011, we are busy enjoying the grandchildren as often as possible, planning some camping trips with everyone, another northern quad/fishing trip with Lindsay and Jeremy, etc.  We are also going to get a membership at the senior campground Warren and Cherie are at, in anticipation of getting a summer lot as soon as Don turns 55.  I know it sounds corny, but it is a nice place and you can quad in and out of it.  As well there are sites that our family can use for $12 a night, and our rental is only $400 annually.
We are going to make a quick trip to Vegas at Easter time, which we always enjoy.
Winter has been aggressive this year.  I think we have the most snow ever since moving to Alberta in 1980!
Have a good rest of the winter, and we will report back after Vegas!

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