Mom's 100th birthday. 105 people attended. Relatives from far and near, old friends and close family. We all had a great time but especially mom. She was so pleased to see so many people she hadn't seen in a long time. It was a huge success. We had a charachurist, a clown and lots of visiting and eating.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Found these photos on my computer when I was browsing. Our grandaughter took these pictures in our graden when she was 8 years old. I did scrapbook them once but don't know where the LO's are now. I think she has a real eye for photography. Her older sister is a natural as well. I think the flowers are soooo beautiful. Can't wait for summer so we can have some of these in our yard again.
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Monday, March 28, 2011
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
On April 12th, my mom will be celebrating her 100th birthday. On April 23rd we are putting a tent up in our back yard and having a come and go tea for family and friends from 2 to 4 and then having a catered supper for family. All our kids, grandkids and great grandkids plan on being here. Brothers, nieces, nephews, great nephews, cousins, aunts and good friends all plan on attending. Hope the weather is nice and mom is well enough to party. LOL
Posted by Rita at 2:53 PM
Well our trip to Florida was one to remember for many different reasons. I had hurt my knew a few days before we left and a friend told me to put a brace on. Of course being me I didn't listen. Big mistake. As I was going down the ramp to the airplane in Saskatoon, I twisted it again and ended up in a wheelchair for 4 days. That was just the beginning of a comedy of errors. When we arrived in Orlando the taxi service that was to pick us up wasn't there and we had to call them and then wait for nearly an hour to be picked up. When we arrived our luggage didn't and we were without our stuff till very late the next evening. Therefore we had to shop for a few toiletries and a few clothes. That took up a good part of Sunday, our first day there. Gaye and I did the shopping and the rest of the family enjoyed the lovely weather and the hotel pool. I couldn't get to the pool as we had to wait till the next day to get a wheelchair. On Monday we went to Cocoa Beach and had a lovely time. My grandaughter and her husband went to Walmart and got Wilf and I lawn chairs and an umbrella. There was no way I could have gotten down onto the sand at the beach. Tuesday we spent at Epcot Center and went to the Cinderella Tea Party. The three little girls were in awe of the princesses and we had a lovely meal and great time. Wednesday we went to Typhoon Lagoon, a wonderful place and had a great time. On the morning after we arrived I realized I had forgotten Dons families and Wilfs and my tickets to all the events in Saskatoon. So I missed out on Disneyworld. Was in downtown Disney on the Sunday evening and had a blast watching the 3 little girls dance to a musician. Before you knew it there were about 30 little kids dancing. It was awesome. At Typhoon Lagoon Wilf got 2nd degree burns on his feet and ended up in a wheelchair and scooter for the last 3 days we were there. We had the tickets couriered to us by a friend that was looking after our house but they didn't get there until 4 days after we arrived. Thursday Wilf and I stayed at the hotel as his feet were quite sore but that evening we all went to the Pirates Dinner and Theatre. The show was really good but the food was not. After the show Don and Bob went on the human slingshot. 390 feet shot in the air in an open cage at 100 miles per hour. They loved it, so Jordyn and Jace decided they were going next. Jace was pretty scared, but Jordyn loved it. On Friday Harriet and I stayed at the hotel with the 3 little girls and had a blast at the pool. I ended up with a bad cold which started on Friday. You would think with the gorgeous weather nothing like that would happen, wrong. That day (our last day there) I went with Larry, Gaye and the boys to Universal Studios. Went on a couple of cute rides and rode around on a scooter. We had beautiful hotel suites, awesome weather and sure enjoyed each others company every moment we could. Went out as a whole family for a few really great meals and had lots of together time at the hotel. It was an interesting holiday to say the least but I wouldn't have traded going for the world. A memory to last for a lifetime.
Posted by Rita at 2:28 PM
I didn't get all the pictures I wanted while in Florida to put on the pages I made up before we left. I am waiting to get pictures off everyones cameras before I put the pictures on the pages.
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I used dryer sheets, tattered angels spray and stickles to make the flowers. I found this idea on Gabbys sight. Such a pretty mess. She does some awesome stuff.
Posted by Rita at 2:00 PM
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Yesterday I spent 12 hours scrapbooking at Scrap-a-looza. What a great event. The company was great, the food was wonderful, the place was great (lots of room to work and move around), super prizes. Thanks Leanne, Chrissy and Tammy for doing such a great job and offering such a great event. I managed to get 8 pages done and am very happy with all of them. The pictures are of our youngest grandaughter-taken by her sister as a project for her photography class in highschool. She got 100% on her presentation.
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Sunday, January 9, 2011
Its hard to believe that it is almost 4 months since I have posted anything. Life has been incredibly busy. In November we had to put my mom in a private care home. On October 31st Wilf and I took her to the hospital with a very swollen and bruised shoulder. The doctor told us that all the bones in her shoulder were so brittle that most of them were fractured and suggested surgery to put a metal plate in her shoulder. Both her and I decided this was not an option. She will be 100 in April. So my daughter-in-law Gaye started hunting for nursing homes. Mom finally agreed that she couldn't take care of herself any longer. Within 2 days Gaye had found a wonderful place and we moved her in on the 4th of November. That month is a blurr for me as we had our eldest son, his daughter and her youngest daugther arrive the day mom went in and they stayed for 4 days. Off came all the sheets and the next weekend my youngest brother, my sister-in-law, their daughter and their grandson arrived to see mom and to help me clean out her apartment. They were here for 4 days. Off came the sheets and the next week my sister-in-law (same one) and their youngest daughter came to help more and visit mom. That same weekend our middle son and his wife were off to the Virgin Islands for a cruise she had earned from work, and I stayed with their 3 boys. 16, 13 and 10. They were wonderful. Very helpful and very responsible. I really enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them a little better (as you only can if you live with them). But I was also taking care of mom, Wilf and our house as well. On into December and then it was shopping for a few gifts (didn't buy for our family, as we are taking them to Disneyworld in Feb-19 of us will be going. 3 couldn't make it). Then the baking, the decorating and still the visits to mom. She is settling a little better, but doesn't like to have lost her independence. I hosted Christmas eve dinner for 14 of us and then hosted Christmas day dinner for Wilfs family. Boxing day we left for Grande Prairie and spent a week with our eldest son and his family. We had a great time. The 4 little great grandaughters are such a delight. Next week I go back up there (flying this time) (we drove boxing day-11 hours) to spend a week with my grandaughter and her 2 girls as her husband is away on a training course for his new job. I am looking forward to girl time with Amy and the girls. So thats what my life has had in store for me. Hopefully I will get some good pics and be able to post some. While we were away, my hard drive calfed and I had to get a new computer. I am just loving it.