Happy Birthday, Oma & Opa

My parents both turned 65 this past week . . . and planned a joint party on Saturday to celebrate.  This was a great excuse for us to do a quick (VERY quick) trip down to the Okanagan last weekend.  What did we all fit into the weekend?  Way too much!

We arrived in Armstrong on Friday evening in time for a late supper with Kevin’s parents.  The next morning, Kevin’s brother and family came by, and the girls had a blast visiting with their youngest cousins.  After lunch, we headed to Penticton and got settled in.  Saturday evening was the party – I think there was only one other individual (other than Kevin) who didn’t speak German!  Talia & Kaisa were the only kids there – and they did amazing!

Sunday morning, we were sharing at Kaleden Community Church – the church that I grew up in.  We went out for lunch with my parents and another friend.  The afternoon was a bit quieter – the weather wasn’t cooperating, so the girls played games with Oma & Opa.  When it cleared up, we went for a walk along the beach, then headed back for a quick dinner – and over to my Aunt & Uncle’s house to visit with them, MY grandmother, and some cousins kids . . .

We had breakfast together with everyone on Monday morning, and then we were back on the road again.  We stopped for a bunch of geocaches (and a quick mini-snowball fight in Roger’s Pass) – and arrived home just in time for bed!

So we’ve got a short – but busy – week this week.  Tomorrow evening is the eMi Canada Dessert Evening & Silent Auction here in Calgary . . . it’s our big “event” of the year, and there’s always lots of last minute stuff to get done.  I’m amazed at the variety of goodies available at the Silent Auction . . . if you’re in the area, you won’t want to miss it!  Please pray for a good turnout and an evening that highlights what God has been doing around the world.

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