Sunday, 31 May 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years
Chancery – 6.5 years
Asher: “I’m almost ready, I just have to put my other sock on.”

Chancery: “OK, just hurry up!”

Asher: “Almost finished!”

Chancery: “Finally you’re done!”

Asher: “We love church!”
Captions by Chancery

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Crime & Punishment

Yesterday Chancery got a time-out, & she stomped her way to the stairs for her 6 minute punishment.  When it was over, I told her to come & talk to me.

Chancery: “Do you forgive me, Mummy?”

Me: “Yes, I forgive you.  Will you try not to do that again?”

Chancery: “Yes, I’ll try not to do that again… Are all of my 6 minutes over?”

Me: “Yes.”

Chancery: “Six minutes is quick!”

Me: “Should I give you longer time-outs?  I’ll have to give you another minute when you turn 7, but should I just start giving you longer ones now?”

Chancery: “Well, when I turn 7, you can give me 8 minutes then, ok?”

Me: “Well, we’ll try 7 minutes & see how it goes.”

Chancery: “Ok, I just like asking if you’ll forgive me at the end of them.”

Sunday, 24 May 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6.5 years


IMG_1750 Chancery: “I went to a birthday party yesterday with Daddy!”


IMG_1751 Asher: “Is that where these balloons are from?”


IMG_1752 Asher: “I thought they were for Uncle Kurt’s birthday!”


IMG_1753 Chancery: “No!  It was Uncle Kurt’s birthday yesterday too, but he didn’t turn 90!”


IMG_1754 Asher: “I guess not.  He didn’t seem that old when we saw him last summer.”


IMG_1755 Chancery: “Did you remember to tell Uncle Kurt ‘Happy Birthday’?”


IMG_1756 Asher: “No, I’m not on Facebook yet.”


IMG_1757 Asher: “…but we can use Mummy’s blog to say it!”


IMG_1758 “Happy Birthday, Uncle Kurt!”

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6.5 years


IMG_1746 Chancery: “We are very excited because it seems like summer is really close!”


IMG_1747 Asher: “It was so hot yesterday that Digby was panting… like this!”


IMG_1748 Chancery: “And I was wearing shorts!”


IMG_1749 Asher: “It was pretty awesome!”

Sunday, 10 May 2015

Sunday Pictures

Asher – 8.5 years

Chancery – 6.5


IMG_1740 Chancery: “Where’s Asher?”


IMG_1741 Digby: “Woof’s Woofer?”


IMG_1742 Chancery: “I don’t know, Digby, let’s find out!”


IMG_1743 Digby: “Woof!  Arf, Grr, Woof!”


IMG_1744 Asher: “Surprise!”


IMG_1745 Chancery: “Happy Mother’s Day, Mothers!”

Sunday, 3 May 2015

Sunday Pictures… of a different sort

Sunday we went to my parents’ church & had cake afterward for a few 70th birthdays all happening around the same time.  It was nice to go back & see a few people we had not seen in a few years.


After church it was family picture time.  This is the second photo we took, & you might say, “That’s a really good picture!” but you are not my Dad…

IMG_7128 IMG_7132 Apparently 7 was the magical number of pictures until we got the perfect one. 

But WAIT!  Dad had to go get his new sweatshirt, so IT would be in the photos too!

IMG_7136 IMG_7138 I bet he was glad to have us around!

Friday, 1 May 2015

A Gathering of Generations

IMG_7061The second surprise for my Dad was that we were all going up to Lynden to have breakfast with the extended family.  We had 4 generations represented.  All in all a great turn out!

 IMG_7076 In the front, are the cousins, along the right side of the ‘L’ are the parents, & Great Uncles & Aunts, & in the booths in the back are the cousins’ kids.


IMG_7079 Great Uncle Bill always has good stories!

IMG_7080 There are 21 cousins, & 10 of us made it to breakfast (we took this picture after Michael left).  Represented in this picture are Washington, Hawaii, Iowa, Maryland, & Prince Edward Island!

IMG_7096 After breakfast we went to Grandma’s farm, & of course had to swing on the rope in the haymow!

IMG_7102 Then we went to visit Grandma.  We had a nice time reminiscing & visiting together.