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Driving Miss Donna - what does this mean? Whenever I want to go somewhere, if Don is home he will usually drive. He always says he is driving miss Donna! This blog is for our travels, usually with our truck and fifth wheel trailer, but sometimes in our other wheels. When we are not vacationing check in for updates, although less frequent, about our life at home and our wonderful family:)

Thursday, November 1, 2018


Well after we returned home from Saskatchewan we were a bit out of sorts. Of course you never expect to have to return early from a vacation for a loss in the family, but even so I was surprised how it feels.

That makes this Thanksgiving even more special. We are thankful most especially for our awesome family. Our return home in October always includes an introduction back into the whirlwind of life that we love - following the grandkids in their activities, usually at this time of the year at the rink. Blake, Connor and Mason are playing hockey. Emerson and Reese are playing Ringette. Connor and Mason are on a break from swimming lessons but are taking skating lessons as well. Emerson also Ukrainian dances, and Reese started Brownies. We try to attend at least one thing for each child each week, but the younger 4 seem to be on the ice at the same time more often than not. And I have no problem admitting that the 8 or 9 am ice times are not inviting. In Mason's case he is always on early so we do miss a lot of his practices. That's another thing to consider, do we attend practices. In the other's cases no, but as Mason doesn't have games, we will try a few of his practices.

Of course Thanksgiving was a turkey day, and then there's Don's birthday too.

We went to Jasper for a drive and lunch to celebrate Don's birthday. His birthday gift was tickets to the Suzi Quatro concert, and we were very excited to check off this concert as one fo our favorite performers.

October was full in many other ways as well. I attended a record number of Co-op Board meetings, Don's company had the external Safety Audit, and I spent 2 times reading at Connor and Mason's school for reading week. We also spent a weekend at the Stecyks babysitting while Lindsay attended a business trip with Jeremy.

The month ends with our regular trip to view the Halloween costumes and that's a wrap!