Saturday, June 19, 2010

A Dear Sister Gets Married, May 29, 2010

Chrissy the beautiful bride
Chrissy and her seven bridesmaids, two juinor bridesmaides, and little flower girl
My sister Abby and cousin Maria did ALL the flowers for the day.
Most of the wedding party
Phillip was the ring bearer and he took great care to look after the little flower girl Sierra. She didn't always like it (he can be a little over-bearing) but it was so cute to watch.
Almost all of Oma V's children.

So sweet! Once again my mom did a GREAT job on the cake!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Spring walk near Jordan

A couple weeks ago, we had a scenic outing with Dad & Mom VD, touring the beautiful landscape south of Jordan.  We first went and saw this old maple tree, and then enjoyed a beautiful walk around a trout pond and through a forest of thick-trunked, high-topped trees.
Dad found this tree with our nieces Emily and Marie a couple years ago.  From Wikipedia"The Comfort Maple tree is a sugar maple located in Comfort Maple Conservation Area in the Town of Pelham, Ontario. The tree is estimated to be about 500 years old. While this estimate is not based upon a complete ring count, if correct, it would make this one of the oldest sugar maple trees in Canada."

We tried a bit of fishing... Jesse and Phillip are learning well this most-important family tradition.

Our sons and their Grandparents.
Thanks for the lovely walk Dad and Mom!!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Winter - part 2

Both kids sick for a day with the flu.

Curt's Birthday.

Enjoying a fire in the woods at the V's house.
Fun times around the house.


A sad sad day for us (Dec 13). Phillip still talks about and misses this faithful car. So thankful though that everyone in the car (we weren't in it) walked away without a scratch!
The replacement.
Wasn't but a few weeks later and Curt takes it out on Lake Simcoe to go ice fishing...
...and all he had to show for it is this dinky fish (and Curt says some nervous nibbles from its fish-friends)