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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:)

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Our Spring Arrives!

Which means that we are on the road, so the weather warms up. But until I can post about the first week of travel, let's catch up on life in Stony Plain. 

Our sleepover weekend was fun. Took the kids home In time for Blake's hockey game, then off to dinner with Paul and Mary. 

Monday morning we headed to Tisdale to visit Don's family. Mom and dad live in a 55+ condo building that has suites available for visitors to rent. It also has a coffee bistro to sit and visit in if there is a lot of company. We're so glad they made the transition from house to condo. And having the rental suites allows us to comfortably visit them.We had a fantastic visit with everyone including coffee and lunches out with Kathy, Karen and Darrell and a family supper with everyone except Ken, and a visit with Jeanine and Dave and Ali.  It was good to see mom and dad and "check in" on them as well!  I also decided if we were that close to my sister Ginger then I should drive to see her. She lives in Prince Albert, which is about 90 minutes away.  I drove there Wednesday afternoon, stayed for supper, coffee and a thousand laughs, then back to Tisdale.  We headed home on Thursday as I had to work in Red Deer on Friday.  This was a big weekend for us, as it marked Lindsay and Jeremy's move to Edmonton, and finishing the last minute packing for our trip. After watching Blake's last regular season game of the year we went home to await the Stecyks. 

The last week was spent mostly watching Connor while Lindsay and Jeremy took care of all the tasks that go with moving.  On Monday they had the final walk through, received the keys on Wednesday and the truck arrived on Thursday afternoon. We spent a bit of time on Thursday helping unpack, then they hosted a family dinner with all of our family and Jeremy's, except for his mom and dad. We love their choice of a new home and I am so looking forward to having my two girls together:)

Friday before noon Don and I went back, and we accomplished unpacking the kitchen and closets. By the time we left that afternoon things were looking good. 

We also had some other family time this week. My cousin Laura and her daughter Lisa were in Edmonton and Don, Connor and I, along with Tracy and the girls, joined them for lunch on Monday at West Edmonton Mall; Don and I had a great dinner with Paul and Mary at the Sawmill; and we also fit in a late night coffee visit with uncle Michael, Aunt Doreeen and my cousin Diane and her son Rylan. 

So we are tired, and ready for some us time.  That's what Driving Miss Donna is all about!  Follow us for the next 6 weeks, and see if we reach our destination the first trip there. 

Here's a picture of Montanna in fine form this morning. 

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