We are always soooo busy when we return home in the spring. But it's a great kind of busy.
So here is a recap.
Fabulous welcome home visit with the Camerons. Why must those kids grow every time we leave? Hockey is over, but we still have dance, swimming and soccer is now added. But first we got to celebrate Blake's 7th Birthday!! How does that even happen. I keep telling him how clearly I remember his birth. He is so big, mature, goofy, smiley, happy, intelligent and handsome to mention a few traits.
As I had said we got to see Lindsay in Tisdale, but it was also wonderful to see their new home in live in condition, not in transition. And definitely Mason was the grandchild we saw the most change in. He was only 4 weeks old when we left.
There is nothing like their arms around your neck and the hugs we get. Love these kids so much.
We had to settle in our home routine pretty quickly, as Don headed north for week of work. I had a day in Vegreville, and some miscellaneous work to clean up. I also had an exciting presentation to prepare for - the presentation of a research book I wrote!
My work is getting kind of busy, which sounds good, but DWS keeps me pretty busy, as well as the Co-op board work, etc. And ALL those grandkids!
One of our most treasured events happens in May - the May long Weekend extravaganza. This year it was 8 families, again at Cross Lake. As always the company, food and spirits was beyond compare.
We have had many days visiting the Stecyks, so great to have them all close. And numerous soccer games and dinners with the Camerons. We are not able to attend Emerson's dance recital this year so we were lucky to be able to attend her fist dance competition instead! Oh and Emerson had her playschool grad as well!
Lindsay turned 30 this year, and Tracy and Jeremy planned a "little" celebration for her, complete with best friends, catered food and balloons.
We celebrated our 34th anniversary on May 31, which seems like such a long time that has passed in such a short time!
There were so many hours and days of love in the last month. I could go on and on about each and every grandchild and the happiness they bring. Their smells, their kisses and hugs, their achievements, etc. But I won't. Those are our precious memories that make up a family and we hold them dear.
After completing some work commitments the first week of June we are headed north to Yellowknife. Why? Why not?