August 14, 2010

The Rest of Our Trip out West.

In the last twelve months David and I have driven from one side of the country to the other. Not only that, but we also hit both ends of Canada. Last fall we drove from Ithaca, NY to Prince Edward Island, Canada. Two weeks later we drove from Ithaca to Fargo, ND. This Summer we drove from Fargo to British Colombia, Canada. Here are a few more photos of our trip out west.


David and I took Bella with us. She was a great “grounder” for me to keep me exercising while we had her. She traveled rather well too.


On a previous trip out to Montana last October, I saw the badlands of the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and was in awe. David and I stopped for a short visit.


On our way through Montana we stopped by Allison and Greg’s and saw their house and garden and green house and town. Such Fun!


Beware of random planes.


In Sunnyside, where David’s brother lives, and where we spent almost a week helping him pack before his wedding, we had a great evening with his closest friends, who are also our friends. It was so much fun to catch up and see the kids!


David and I took a trip with his parents to Vancouver Island for a night and two days. The ferry ride was beautiful!


Mom and I were really excited about seeing a few of the gardens in Victoria. This was a smaller one we visited first.


I loved the Japanese garden at this smaller garden. It was so green and peaceful. So much variety in the small space.


I think this was my favorite spot of the whole garden.


Then we went to the famous Buchart Gardens. It was amazing!


Mom and Dad walking through the rose garden.

trip home

The trip back.


Of course there was the wedding part of the trip, you can see more photos in a previous post.


Don’t we look great? :)

leaving again

Here David and I were waiting at the border to go back to the states and pick up Bella. We left her at The Barking Barnyard Kennels in Yakima, WA, and she had a WONDERFUL time. I highly recommend them if you are in the area!


See, here she is. Still wet from the quick bath they gave her just before she left. The Kennels are in the desert after all, and she was dusty!


On the drive home we drove through some crazy weather.


It was wet and beautiful!

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August 13, 2010

Trip to New Brunswick!

My Grammie had her 85th Birthday this year, and she had a big party. She asked me to come home for it and I was more than glad to obey!

My Favorite part of the trip to NB was being there a day earlier than everyone else. I was able to spend a quiet evening with Grammie and U. Gerry and Julia and Sophie before it became busy and noisy. When I said my last good-byes to Grammie at the end of the week she told me she was glad that I was early too, just for that reason. I love my Grammie!


(Old photo from visiting her a year ago)



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Long story short, Grammie has 8 children. 6 of those 8 children had a child within 7 months of each other. This year, while Grammie turns 85, we 6 cousins all turned 30. Grammie wanted us to come home so we could get a picture taken together again. The last time we had a photo of just the 6 of us was when we were one year old! To top all this off, when mom put up photos on Facebook of us from then and now, my cousin’s wife noticed that we were all standing in the same order in both photos! It was not planned. How fun is that!


Grammie and her kids.


The Whole clan! (that could make it)


Me and my siblings, minus one.


Siblings and Sibling-in-law and Sibling’s new dog.


Mom keeping Debbie in line.


Playing Frisbee.




Lou and Sophie.


I love New Brunswick! Debbie and I took the hired hand some lunch in the back fields where he was working, I loved the drive in the woods to get there!


Watching Dad work while we deliver lunch.


Last morning in New Brunswick.


Love you Grammie! Thanks for having a party!

Love to you all. In Christ,


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August 06, 2010

Back up to Our Anniversary.

I was going to do a combine post of our 6th Anniversary weekend and my trip to New Brunswick for Grammie’s birthday, because they were all part of the same large trip for me, but I have so many pictures to share that I’m splitting it into two. Today will be our anniversary and tomorrow will be my trip to NB.

David and I went to the Science Museum to see the Dead Sea Scrolls and the St. John’s Bible. Since we had to buy tickets to the rest of museum too, we made use of them!

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river walk

We took a walk by the river when we were tired of the Museum.

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Random bird sculptures on the River Walk.

Norman's spoons

We took a special trip to see a collection of hand carved spoons on display in the Landmark Center. Mine didn’t make it as part of the display, but I loved seeing so many spoons from other carvers I have found online! It was great!


I don’t usually put up photos if I don’t like myself in them, but I really like David’s smile that it won out.


We spent the weekend with Russel and Jenna, it was Great! You guys are Great!




More Cuteness.

Love to you all! In Christ,


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August 04, 2010

Jon and Eryn are Married!

Ok, ok, they have been married for a few weeks now, but I’m a little slow now that we are home again. Recuperating from vacation and all that. I have so many photos from the past month that there are too many for just one post, this time I’ll just put wedding related photos up, and next time I’ll play a little catch up.

Jon and David

It’s been a while since Jon and David have seen each other.


Men trying on their tuxes.

Batchalorette party

Future bride, current bride, most recent bride and what we do to them at bachelorette parties. :)

rehearsal rehearsal

Rehearsal. Don’t they look good!


Pre-wedding photos. I love that man. You know, the one in the front. He’s the Best man.

Wedding party

Wedding Party

Hjelle Family

The New Hjelle Family. We love you Eryn!!!

Wedding begins

The wedding begins! (It’s hard to take good photos when i’m so close to the action, but I have a few!)

Bride and dad

Eryn and Jon

making it legal

Making it legal.

Prayer of blessing

Prayer of blessing by the parents.


Bride and Groom! I mean, Newlyweds!


My Best man again!




Jon’s side of the family. :)


Sweet peas for the drive back to Fargo.

Love to all! In Christ,


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