Christmas in August 2013

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Earlier in the week

We arrived to Marten River on the Sunday before because Grandma Rose was not doing well. The kids got to see Grandma Rose to se her one last time. We then carried onto Marten River where the kids & I remained for the duration of the week while the Melissa, Linda and Joyce stayed with Grandma Rose. So the kids and I went swimming and took care of the dogs and of course Uncle Al 🙂

Shauna and Abby picking berries
Shauna and Abby picking berries
Kids going canoeing on the river
Kids going canoeing on the river
Aiden bathing in the water at sunset
Aiden bathing in the water at sunset
Kids playing with the dog at sunset
Kids playing with the dog at sunset
Kids swimming in the river with the dogs
Kids swimming in the river with the dogs
Abby playing in the sand
Abby playing in the sand
The kids playing ball with the dog
The kids playing ball with the dog

 

Our family reunion had grey cloud hanging over it because of two significant losses to our family this year. Chantale’s dad, Gerry, passed away suddenly at Easter this year and Grandma Rose passed away on the Tuesday before Christmas in August. On account of Grandma Rose’s funeral being held on the Saturday of Christmas in August, we had to have an abbreviated get together.

 

 

Christmas in August 2013
Megan taking picture
Christmas in August 2013
Peter
Christmas in August 2013
Kids and Peter jumping into water
Christmas in August 2013
Abby jumping into water
Yogi
Yogi
Christmas in August 2013
Aiden & Abby with Naomi’s kids

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Uncle Al with Shauna
Uncle Al with Shauna

Christmas in August 2013

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Melissa going for canoe ride
Melissa going for canoe ride
Abby holding snake
Abby holding snake
View from Joyce's house
View from Joyce’s house
Oren at sunset
Oren at sunset
Aaron with Phillip in background
Aaron with Phillip in background
Sunset in Marten River
Sunset in Marten River
Sunset in Marten River
Sunset in Marten River
Melissa with Aunt Linda
Melissa with Aunt Linda
Aunt Linda
Aunt Linda
Stephanie, Shauna, Jackie
Stephanie, Shauna, Jackie
Bruce enjoying the weather
Bruce enjoying the weather
Aunt Linda
Aunt Linda
Jackie, with Shawn, Abby & Ernie
Jackie, with Shawn, Abby & Ernie
Abby
Abby
Shawn with Ernie
Shawn with Ernie

 

New Faces in the Crowd

This year we had some new faces in the crowd including Gabe & Rachel, Auntie Linda, Bruce & Jackie, and Shawn & Megan.

Back Row (L-R): Al, Wendy, Oren, ?, Aaron, Joyce, Melissa, Peter, Chantale, Linda, Shawn, Stephanie, Megan, Bruce, Jackie. Front Row (L-R): Shauna, Steven, Aiden, ?, Phillip, Stephanie, Abby, Lucas.
Back Row (L-R): Al, Wendy, Oren, Gabe, Aaron, Joyce, Melissa, Peter, Chantale, Linda, Shawn, Stephanie, Megan, Bruce, Jackie.
Front Row (L-R): Shauna, Steven, Aiden, Rachel, Phillip, Stephanie, Abby, Lucas.

Memorial to Grandma Rose and Gerry

In remembrance of Grandma Rose and and Gerry, Chantale and Linda canoed out onto the river and released some flowers and lighted lantern while everyone had a moment of silence on the waterfront.

 

Linda & Chantale honouring Rose and Gerry
Linda & Chantale honouring Rose and Gerry
fireworks
fireworks
fireworks
fireworks
fireworks
fireworks

Fireworks

We also enjoyed fireworks by the river after dark. Unfortunately at the fireworks, Megan got a little something in her eye and she had to patch it for the rest of the night and the next day. I think next year we will have to get some safety glasses for her next year!!!!

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