Wednesday, July 27, 2016


So great to spend a week in Winnipeg with Randy & Darlene
 and helping my dad & mom. 

We even did touristy things. 
at the Mennonite Heritage village.

And sat in their hot tub ~
even though we had warm beautiful weather. 

We ate dinners outside

Visited the Shelmerdine Garden Center
loved the greenhouse, the gift shop and the gelato!

And went out to the Mennonite Heritage village. 

Very interesting.  
Their first homes on the prairies were similar to 
the turf houses we saw in Iceland. 

And Elwood & Randy loved seeing this 1949 chevy truck. 

And Darlene and I loved seeing the old kitchen, 
wood stove, oil cloth, enamel bowl.  

And the old Rogers syrup tin from our youth.  

And we had some good Mennonite food.
verniki, farmer sausage, cucumber salad and rhubarb torte.

Of course the guys loved the blacksmith shop 

And great to spend time with mom & dad, 89 & 93

We had a lovely dinner at Kyle and Tiffany. 
So fun to see them, their house and hear about their trip to Newfoundland!

Their lovely home

And fun to have Tara and the kids joins us for a good Swedish supper (thanks Ikea) 
and good to have Jacko join us after work.  

And Randy bought this bottle of wine.  
Haha.  The middle sister!! 

Elwood helped them take out two huge global cedars. 
30 years old.  

Now Darlene has to figure out what to put in there. 
Moved the flower pots for now.  :) 

A great week there. 
So thankful we could fly and didn't have to drive.  :) 

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Happenings this summer

Of course lots of fun times in the water!! 

And in the pool, 
Adeline 5 years old. 

And inside ~ 
Filling our jar with an assortment of beans. 

The finished product

Painting our wooden boxes

Supper time at Jeff & Chandra's

Luke enjoying playing the guitar

Larson & Jane ~ workin' like a dog, slavin' on the fence line....
..... stretchin' those wires tight....
so Minka can't get in.  

Fun cousins time. 

And Grampa playing with his new toy 
on the 'ranch' in Waco. 

Monday, July 4, 2016

July 4th Happy Birthday Secily!

Happy Double Digits Secily!
10 years

And some fun in the backyard

And present opening.  

And Happy 4th of July!! 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

A huge Rock

Elwood bought an Oklahoma Moss Rock. 
Anders and Larson lifting the 1800 pound rock! :) 

Somehow it is in the truck

And off in the front yard. 

And now we can sit on it and have our picture taken. 

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Remembering Samuel Lars

It was very sunny when we went out to 
remember Samuel 
He would have been 7. 

And remembering Ellis 

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Welcome Minka Roux

Ryan and Karin got a new puppy. 
So cute! 

A hit with the cousins too. 

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Father's Day and Camp

So fun to spend Father's Day at Bryan and Eraina's 

Just hanging around 

And around 

and around some more

And just one more...

And a pictures from camp