|Garry (and wife Aline) came for a weekend visit from Peachland, BC.|
|A special cupcake birthday cake tree.|
|L-R Nicole with her dad Garry - Mom Aline in the background with their son Jesse. Daughter Tamara, husband John ,and their two kids were unable to attend.|
|Joining us would also include our daughter's mother in law Sandi and her mom Cleo.|
|To add credibility to the surprise birthday caper, Jeanette presented me with a birthday card and a birthday gift that she held back from giving me on my real birthday - last mid-June.|
|A propane fireplace is perfect for the RV. Can't wait to give it a try.|
At 7:00 sharp - while Garry was sitting in our kitchen and unable to see our driveway out front - about 30 close friends were strutting party hats and stormed our home singing 'Happy Birthday'.
|Talk about a surprise!|
|Garry (r) with brother Mark (l).|
|Garry's brother in law, Terry (l)|
|Garry and Aline's son Jesse (l) with guest.|
|Lots of fun and banter.|
|I stepped outdoors to capture a few shots of our street which had become a staging area for the surprise guests. The neighbours must have wondered why our home had been inundated.|
|There was some singing, some joke telling, some tales of old (some new ones too)....and a lot of laughs.|
|We had never entertained so many folks at one time but it worked out so well.|
|Cards and gifts were handed out before Garry was prompted to colour the story on how (when he was a young RCMP officer assigned to small town Saskatchewan) he met his wife Aline.|
|Awesome chocolate birthday cake with a photo imprint into the icing. You guessed it, Garry loves to hunt, fish and enjoy the outdoors.|
|He managed to blow out the two candles....!|
|He read some really large cards...|
|Garry's daughter Nicole put a lot of effort into this card.|
|Garry's brother Mark presented him with some Premium Crackers (but we know Mark and he is a gag artist.)|
A photo taken once most of the guest had left.
|L-R Trevor and Nicole (husband and wife), Jesse ( Garry' and Aline's son), Deni (our son) Aline (Garry's wife), Courtney (our future daughter in law) Trevor and Ginette (our son in law and daughter).|
|Mid morning breakfast.|
At that time, Jeanette was preparing to leave for a Sunday afternoon shower party to honour our future daughter in law, Courtney.
|Courtney's mom Barb with daughter Courtney at Courtney's aunt's house.|
It was a good gathering.
|Nice looking cake too.|
Now you know just how busy our weekend was. And it was fun too!
Shortly after Jeanette' s return home following the shower party, we chose to head out for a late afternoon motorcycle ride. Here are a few photos from the ride.
|Tug boat pulling a large log boom|
|A fast flowing Fraser River.|
|No fishing activities.....boats are tied up.|
That was our weekend. Thanks for dropping by.