Monday, April 30, 2012

An Eventful Weekend....

-  We had our first family dinner with Easton visiting our home....
-  We had our son and future daughter in law visit from Edmonton, Alberta...
-  Easton meets his uncle and aunt for the first time....
-  Jeanette and I had one really nice hike....
-  Sunday was our opening round golf tournament....
Easton comes for dinner
Sure is fun being a grand parent!
Hey, what's for dinner ...other than breast milk?

More gifts for Easton from his aunt and uncle....and other relatives from the Edmonton, Alberta area.
Easton meets aunt Courtney and uncle Deni.
We did have a very nice Friday evening dinner with our kids, their partners and with Easton.  So, that was a first for Easton's historical diary.

Friday afternoon hike

The mushrooms were out.  Although I don't know much about edible or non-edible mushrooms, Jeanette's folks are experts.  Throughout their lives, they regularly picked wild mushrooms for consumption and never once got ill from eating them.  I, on the other hand, would likely pick the deadliest I don't venture there.

Grape vines dot the valley floor below
The photo (left) is looking south from 4th avenue towards O avenue.  The road (mid level in photo) is the last Canadian avenue before the US border.  The trees across is a farm on the US side of the medicine line.

To take a good 90 minute brisk hike through the Rock'n Horse Trail was a really nice break from the mundane weather of late.

We were missing 5 SNAKES (in this photo) for our opening round.
Sunday was the chosen day to kick off our mens' golf group for the season.  We play every Wednesday - and have been for over 20 years.  Our season opener was held at the Fort Langley Golf And Country Club.  It was a beautiful day with no rain....and the sun was out too.

We were pleasantly surprised by the good golfing conditions, considering the high volume of rain of late.

Yours truly - based on our individual handicaps - was the low score so I won the $$$ pool - all $22 worth!  Yeah!

Easton is photographed with his NHL Canucks hockey jersey.  He was born on April 10th and good family friends waited for his birth date to have the date and name inscribed.  With the Canucks out of the playoffs, Easton will be able to grow into the jersey for future NHL hockey seasons.

(R) Courtney, Easton, Deni and mom Ginette get busy signing a card.

While here, Courtney and Deni were busy working on their wedding plans.  They had some shopping to do.

Bright and early this Monday morning, I drove Jeanette to the Abbotsford Airport for her flight to the neighbouring Province of Alberta.  She is off to visit with her parents. I know they are looking forward to that.  She was to land in Calgary - to be picked up by her sister - for the drive north through Edmonton and east to their family farm and to the long term care facility her folks are housed in.

A most recent photo of Jeanette's dad, John, and mom, Mary.
Well, time to sign off and move on with some of the tasks to be managed today.

Thanks for dropping by.


  1. That was one busy weekend for sure.

    Easton is looking as cute as ever and certainly getting lots of attention too.

    I'm hoping the weather smartens up soon so as to make hiking a bit more enjoyable - and for golf too!

  2. Like that number 10 Canucks jersey Easton received. Bet it's nice getting back together with the golf group. Sure one full weekend you had.

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