Winnipeg July 2011

  Daniel, Abby and I drove to Winnipeg on the long weekend. We arrived around suppertime, rather worn out. I had thought we would be watching the fire works from the roof of their building, but they tricked me into walking down to the forks. I don’t think they actually meant to trick me, perhaps it was a lack of communication. The forks was soooooo crowded, I was really freaked out. They just took it in stride. We survived.

   We didn’t get a photo of Flatlanders, but this is the building they plan to tear down that is right across. It looks similar.

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 Kelly and I on Sat. just before we started walking downtown.

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 What can I say?

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 This dude was so much fun, he was showing Abby the proper way to pose for a photo.

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 The parliment building with the golden cherub on top.

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 Abby decided it would be something she did every time she goes to Winnipeg …. get a piercing!

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 Sydney was babysitting this little girl, Natalie, for a week. She really liked Daniel.

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 At the English Gardens

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 On Sunday, after Kelly and I went to the English Gardens, and the kids did the mall with

Brendan, we went to Kelly’s sister,s for a barbq. This was afterwards, we walked 

a ways to go for ice cream.

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Laundering money

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 After Tyler fished his car out of the slough, he was going through his car and found an envelope of cash in the glove compartment.

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july 2011

fingerpainting &nbball camp

 Kathrine, Lauren, Gabe and Daniel fingerpainting

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Daniel at Bethany basketball camp

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Abby and Pete 

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 summertime is for hanging out in the hammock

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Kerrobert's 100th Birthday July 2011

The start of the big parade! These yahoos were sitting beside me, until the McNichol ditched us, and hopped onto one of the floats.

This was my favorite.

Mark Mark

Friday evening was a tad wet.

My sister, Chris, runs the art gallery, and she and the others in the art group with her, put up a display of 100 works of art. This was one of them.

Chris’ son, Brendan, and Christy flew in to be part of the celebrations, they stopped at the Mendal art gallery, where I got a visit in with them. They arrived on Chris’ b’day, and gave her a very unique gift (even if I was slow to figure it out!!!!) She won’t actually get to see her gift for another 6 months.

Some people are very reluctant models, hey Jan? Here she is in her garden of Eden.

This was out at the farm on Thurs. evening. The first time we’ve all been together since??? 5 years?

Clem, Chris, Mark, moi,Carl

Flower garden 2011

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 Daniel’s way of weeding!

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 I planted mostly flowers and herbs this year, and I love being in the garden now. They are from a new catalog, mostly heritage seeds. There are lots I won’t grow again, but these, ‘Tidy Tips’ will definitely be back.

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 Sweet Saltan

Flower garden

 The whole point of growing the flowers was to bring them indoors. The trouble is, I didn’t plan the colors out too well for making bouquets.Flower gardenOK, this is cheating to include these, since Kyla brought them when she heard I went to the hospital for Xrays. Nothing was broken, so I didn’t really deserve them, but they gave me ideas for making bouquets. Thanks Kyla <3

Rosthern Fair Days

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 Danika got first in barrels!

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 Maddie and Anna 

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 Ryan and Anna

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 Maddie, Lauren on Ragman

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 Lauren practising polebending on Ragman

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 The Pink Flamingos

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                                                  Madline, Anna, Kathrine, Gabe, Lauren

                                                                  and Judy