June 25, 2017
We declared June to be a holiday and time to spend with family. The beginning of this month we travelled to BC to visit with Kelsey, Matt and Jacob; and Christopher, Emily and Astrid. It is difficult keeping up with the grandkids when they live half a continent away. And they are growing up so fast.
As a bonus, Kelsey and Jacob travelled back to Manitoba with us for an extended stay. On our way back we stopped at the Enchanted Forest. Jacob loved all the little houses with little doors just his size. However, it was a challenge to get him to leave each house.
We made the trip in three days instead of our usual two. First night stop at Auntie Sheila’s and some fun with bubbles and her souvenir Hawaiian drum.
The next day was rainy but managed a few playground stops along the way.
Second night was spent at Uncle Glenn and Auntie Pat’s house. Jacob made friends with She-Ra.
After three long days in the car, we were finally home on the Ponderosa. Everyone was glad to be out of the car. Jacob was a good little traveller and slept a good bit of the time.
Jacob is a busy beaver and we enjoyed having him and Kelsey at the Ponderosa. We got some Jacob time and Kelsey got some time off.
June 24th we had a celebration and interment of ashes for my sister Laverne, aka Weiner, who passed away last September. Everyone came home, except two spouses, so we had a houseful. This house is perfect for family gathering with lots of room for the kids to run round.
Tomorrow, the last of the crew, Christopher and Astrid, will go home and the house will be so quiet. It was nice to have the hustle and bustle of young spirits in the house but will we also enjoy the quiet and get back to work. Time to get the garden weeded and some landscaping done.