As always it is hard to believe how fast time moves. I realized I didn't post any Halloween photos last month, so here they are. We are so lucky to be able to see the kids in their costumes and enjoy their excitement!
I keep say it was busy, but it was! Tracy celebrated her 36th birthday, Reese celebrated her 6th, and we tried our best to attend every swimming, ringette and hockey time there was. That doesn't always work out and/or we don't always go but we try.
I also attended the annual Federated Co-op Conference in Edmonton. This is one of two I attend annually - the other one is in Saskatoon in February. Lots of learning and lots of fun combined.
This month was our chance to spend quite few days with Connor and Mason while their mom and dad enjoyed some sunshine in Mexico. Grandma Violet and I "shared" the boys, each having them for 4 days.
Connor and Mason were real troopers. Although we did have a couple of relaxing days at home, we also spend almost 2 days on the road, first off to Connor's hockey, then off to a tournament Blake was in. Although they returned home tired, we loved having them. There is something more magical about having the grandkids for a coupe of days as compared to a couple of hours. You get to enjoy bedtime stories and snuggles, and see them interact all day long. Connor and Mason are happy to have their trucks and rescue vehicles and play all day long. When that doesn't interest them they switch to Lego!
We enjoyed one Christmas dinner with the Co-op board, and look forward to a couple more in December.
And to finish the month off we took a quick trip to Tisdale to see Don's family. It was a great visit, including a long lunch with my sister Ginger, who works in Tisdale now. I love that I can see her when we are there, as over the years our schedules and life don't cross too often. We stopped at Ken and Brenda's for an evening as well, which also doesn't happen enough (although now that Ken is retired a bit more).
Take it easy as December comes upon us and all the holiday preparations begin. Remember to relax in between!