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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:)

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary!

I thought today deserved a post. We are celebrating our 31st Anniversary. I cannot explain how short the time has seemed in so many ways! Let's see what I remember about that day? Well it was hot. We think about 30 above. We had about 14 people at the wedding. We had a supper at a great steak house in Fort McMurray but we don't remember the name of the restaurant:) insert later we think it was called the Pier?
But I do remember the ceremony, walking down the isle, my dad giving me away then expelling a heavy sigh ( which everyone laughs and says sounded like he was just glad to get rid of me) and the great evening after with our closest family and friends. Then 31 years flew by! Of course there are so many memories in between, mostly with our two beautiful daughters, and most especially always our corny love! All the towns and houses we have lived in and all then life we have lived. WOW
Happy Anniversary Don!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer? Hopefully:)

Well I think summer is here.  I am just worried that last weekend, which was 3 full days of fabulous, unheard of May long weekend weather, was summer.  That happens sometimes in Alberta, if you haven’t noticed?
Since our last blog May went by far too fast.  My work is picking up the pace.  As I filled in my monthly activity report wow – not much wonder I didn’t feel time to breathe.  I think Don felt somewhat the same.  June just plain scares me.
We had a great long weekend camping with Paul and Mary.  All of us had family throughout the weekend, and the great weather didn’t hurt either.  Don and I were on our own, which is unusual for the May holiday.  Most recent years have been all the family with quadding and fun, but this year as happens when your kids are actually adults, they had other things to do!  But we were lucky as Lindsay and Jeremy came out for Sunday and spent the night before returning home to Fort McMurray, and Tracy, Cal, Bake, Emerson and Reese came out for the day Sunday.  We actually spent quite a bit of time playing on the beach, which was a treat.  I keep referring to the weather, but really we are normally in winter coats and fighting off rain and snow the long weekend.  This year we fought off sun and bugs – a nice change!
May is a fun month as Blake and Lindsay celebrate birthdays, and Don and I celebrate our anniversary!  31 years for us.
June is crazy – weekend camping with Lindsay and Jeremy, weekend moving Lindsay and Jeremy to their new home (can’t wait to see it), weekend camping with Tracy, Cal and the kids, weekend off (yardwork, fence building?), then into July.  2 weeks at the Saskatchewan cabin, and then boom, July is half over!  Don’s mom and dad will celebrate their 60th Anniversary while we are there.
August we have 2 weddings and my mom’s 80th birthday!  Can you believe my mom still works almost full time at 7-11?
Also Don and I hope to take Blake and Em on an overnight camping trip.  They just love camping!
So that seems to be summer for us.  We will see if all goes as planned.  If you don’t hear from us at least you will know where we are.
Happy Warm Summer days to all!