Monday, July 06, 2009
First off a huge thank you to Shirl, Bre, Karen and Deby for keeping the team up and running while I took some much needed time off to spend with our company.
You all did a fabulous job....any takers on continuing??????
Our company arrived safe and sound. We had a marvelous time. Lots of laughs and giggles and catching up on the news from our old home town. Garry got to try out his new BBQ and it works wonderfully. Roasted potatoes, veggies and steaks for the everyone except me. We sat up late in the evenings just enjoying being together again.
Thursday evening, I got a phone call from my uncle in British Columbia telling me that he and two of his daughters were going to be in Wainwright Alberta on the weekend for a mini family reunion with his son. Garry and drove down on Sunday to spend the day with them, as did my brother and his wife from Lloydminster. Had a great time. It's been far too many years since we have seen each other and as Lee (the son) is being deployed again to Afghanistan in September, we were grateful to have the opportunity to visit. Lee is only home for 3 weeks before heading back to more training in Shiloh Manitoba. They just built a lovely new home in Wainwright. His wife and girls have been in the house now for 4 months, Lee 1 week!
My uncle wants to come and spend the night with us here in the Park. I'm trying to figure out the logistics of it right now. I've contacted my eldest brother to see if he will be available any night this week and I'm trying to get a hold of my aunt and uncle from Edmonton to see if they are available. It would give everyone else a chance to visit too.
We had great weather while I was off. It started raining last night, quit and is supposed to start again tonight and rain all day tomorrow. Sure hope it does, we really need the rain. My garden loves the rain water much better than me filling the watering can with tap water and watering them. Since they have had some rain, they have really shot up. Instead of the lonely little two green onions that had sprouted, I now have almost 2 dozen. Woo Hoo!
Team mates who are absolutely the best.
Terrific visit with old friends and with family. Friends are coming back this way and stopping again over night on the 15th as they head back home to BC.
Rain, blessed rain!
Opportunity to see my brother and sister in law from Lloydminster.
A desk at work that wasn't piled too high with things for me to do.
God, who blesses this family is so many remarkable ways.
Thank you being such a wonderful team, for your support and encouragement.