Monday, October 17, 2016

My Dad ~ Douglas Corbett

My dad was laid to rest last Saturday

His 10 grandsons were the pallbearers
and the 6 granddaughters were Honorary Pallbearers

We had a private visitation in the morning

And then the burial

A beautiful Winnipeg day ~
 even though it was chilly and windy.

My brother-in-law took the services.

Jeff played the Last Post at both the graveside 
and the Memorial Service.

Mom & the five daughters placing their roses.

I helped my sister Carol lay hers.

Adele, Mom, Darlene & Jan

The Memorial service started at one at Grant Memorial Church 
where Mom & Dad have been members for 50 years.

Jan on the piano and Paul led the service.

❤️   Our family ❤️

πŸ’ž  Our kids  πŸ’ž

The cousins line up 
circa 1988

And 2016

Karin and her cousin Tara

Tara's kids, Manuk & Amaya,  wanted to ride in the limousine. 
They loved it.  

We had a great family time back at Randy & Darlene's afterwards.
Dad would have enjoyed the day.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Fryeburg, Maine State Fair

The 166 year old Fryeburg Fair.
Elwood had just found it on line 
and decided we should go. 😊

We flew into Manchester, New Hampshire and drove to the White Mountains.
The trees were just starting to change.
So spectacular!

We drove the Kancamagus a 34 mile scenic highway 
in northern New Hampshire from Lincoln to Conway

It was hard to capture the beauty.
It was overcast for the majority of the time we were there. 

Lovely rivers and water falls.

fabulous covered bridges
150 years old

And some very narrow roads, reminiscent of Scotland and Ireland. 

We celebrated Elwood's birthday! 
And in the coffee shop met someone 
else celebrating his birthday.  

Mount Washington, is the highest point in the Northeastern United States.
In the picture below, the highest point is Mt. Washington 

Of course we saw some typical New England architecture.

The Woodsman's day at the Fair was a lot of fun. 

Non-stop competitions with chainsaws, axes, logging trucks, etc

And of course, lots of livestock.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Jane's Sewing

 For the girls 7th birthday, we buy them a sewing box
 that comes with sewing lessons from Gramma.  

Jane wanted to make a pillow for her bed. :) 

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Adeline's 6

Adeline was at our house right on her birthday
 so we had a quick little party for her. 

Her Birthday Party was on Saturday 

Her theme was a Puppy Dog Party.
Bella & Minke (the kids dogs) were invited too! 

The dishes were dog bowls and the watermelon bowl was a puppy

Even the balloons were decorated 

Liv loved having her face painted.

And they had to eat their dog bones without their hands. 

The dog Bone cake. 
So cute

The PiΓ±ata is always a big hit.

Luke giving it a strong swing!

Happy Birthday Adeline!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The Wonderful Swedish Relatives

Loved our walk by the lake with Anders & Irene

And the great outside breakfast 

So good to see Rune 

And a wonderful supper  & time spent with Stefan & Maria,
and Martin & Johan, and Martin's friend and 
Anders and Irene.    

Stefan showing his beehives.

The Swedish bread hanging from the ceiliing

Back to the hotel to enjoy ice cream with Rae & Linda 
before we left for home and they for Prague. 

Our door sign welcomed us home.