Wednesday, March 25, 2009

more of "where have we been?"

Fort Langley: the girls had a wonderful time pretending to be pioneers', it was adorable!! they ran around after the blacksmith talking to him, and when we left they announced that they were "Friend's of the blacksmith". What an awesome place to play and explore with your imagination!!
"trading furs". at the Fort.
Sam. Jules. Nana. Great Oma.
Cupcakes with Chris, Katy and Mark!!! yippeeee!!! what a wonderful surprise this was!! Katy and Mark had us over to their enchanted home over-the-mountain and they had my old friend Chris come to surprise us!! :)
katy and chris! :) *sigh* that was lovely!
eating lunch on da floor! :) he wasn't angry.... as this picture wrongly conveys!!
TEA PARTY with Nana and Aunty Sarah!! :) this was a great idea my mother had... we took Julia and her cousin out for a princess-high-tea! :)
Tea Lessons: Aunty sarah taught the girls that you need to put up your pinky finger while drinking to be like a princess..... we couldn't stop laughing when Julia so daintily did so, but with the wrong hand.
i thought the girls were way too cute hiding behind their magazines while we waited for our tea and desserts.... aren't they cute?
First time on the BIG boy swing.
VERY SWEET grandpa photo.
walk walk walk!! aaaaaaahhh i love being OUTSIDE!! and so does my son, my oh my, Sam will NEVER ask to go back in as far as i can tell... dave says to give him 6 months in a field and then MAYBE he'll tire of the outdoors... but i don't know... :)
MY DEAR SWEET COUSINS. who are all taller than me now. where have the years gone? :)

Uncle Nu and Mercy. :)


6 months apart, these two cousins played nicely "together" - since kids don't really play "together" at this stage but more side by side in their own little worlds.
these three cousins LOVED running and spinning and jumping and screaming and such. good friends. far across the country.
ooops. i didn't get enough pics of Malcolm's wedding... but this is a good friend of Bible school days with whom we sat at the wedding and reception. :)
the dinner shot. we had all 12 of us here a lot of the time. lovely. just lovely. my very generous and thoughtful mama is a great cook and menu organizer. :)
my dear Daddio. From him i have a love of the outdoors, hiking, mountains, camping, piano, and being by myself (the introvert side of me).
my sista. she is a great friend as well as wise counsel every time i need some help!! :) love you sista!!! can't wait for JULY!! aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
playing sticks.
the sand digger!
my sweet boy at the playhouse my dad built for us as kids. (isn't it awesome???) we used to sleep upstairs when friends came overnight! :)

THis is my dear Grandma, isn't she sweet? i love her so. she is very wise and faithful and beautiful.
Well that was some of our trip to friends and family afar.... :)