September Long Weekend Family Celebration

September 3, 2016

sep-2016_peter-and-joyce-gravestoneBefore my mother, Joyce Coulson, passed away in December, she requested that we wait until the weather was warmer to bury her ashes. On September 3, 2016, she was buried beside her husband, my dad Peter Coulson, who passed away on September 24, 1986, 30 years ago. It was a bitter sweet affair. Most of her family – over 50 children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews where able to come for the celebration and we had a great time visiting and reconnecting with each other. However, Laverne was in the hospital at the time, and the get together was just not the same without her.

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The Porter crew was out, with the exception of son-in-law Matt, and so the house was full of kids, toys, dogs, laughter and fun. It was great having the cork floors in, especially since grandson Jacob was in full crawling mode. This definitely is a house built for family and I hope it gets lots of family use.

lots of room to play on the living room floor

lots of room to play on the living room floor

Party in the kitchen

Party in the kitchen

Astrid (2 mths) and Jacob (10 mths)

Astrid (2 mths) and Jacob (10 mths)

Astrid and Hanna

Astrid and Hanna

Gido playing blocks with Jacob

Gido playing blocks with Jacob

Tyler and Jacob playing lego

Tyler and Jacob playing lego

Singalong in the Sunroom

Singalong in the Sunroom

Katie making cinnamon buns

Katie making cinnamon buns

The Moms

The Moms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

When my kids were young, they spent their summers at my Mom’s house on the farm with their cousins. They formed lasting friendships and spent lots of quality time with their grandmother. I hope my grandkids can spend lots of time with us at the Ponderosa.

Baba's Grandkids

Baba’s Grandkids

 

 

 

 

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About Darlene & Ken

Experiencing life off the grid, building a home, and trying to live sustainably.
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