Category Archives: Kitchener

Westie in 4 Generation pic

Weston with great grandma and grandpa Halk.

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Westie with great aunt Theresa, and great uncle Jamie.

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I am with my dad and all of my siblings, except Mary, so her son Andrew is in the photo right behind Weston.

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Westie goes to school and gets a Canadian bath

Westie went to school to see great aunt Theresa at work.

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He enjoyed his bath on the counter in the wash bucket.

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More family photos in Canada

Weston with great aunt Theresa, uncle Jamie

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Great grandpa and grandma Halk, cousin Andrew, uncle Jamie, aunt Theresa

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With mom

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Hanging out with Riley, mommy’s cousin’s son who is 6 weeks younger than Weston.

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Westie trying a wrestling move.

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Westie in the Great White North

Weston, Laura and I are visiting grandpa and grandma Halk.

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He saw what an old phone looks like.

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Cheap entertainment/ Canadian toys :)

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He is enjoying Aunt Theresa.

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He is having fun with Aunt Pattie.

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More wedding pics

Here are a few more of my favorite pics from our trip to Canada.
My kids with Grandma Halk, and the wedding topper on the cake from her wedding 59 years ago.

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Us girls with my niece Stephanie

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My family, without Jonathan

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My great nephew Riley and Weston who is 6 weeks older. It will be fun to watch them grow up together.

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Uncle Matt, Weston, Great grandpa Halk, Laura

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My nephew Jason with Weston

Laura, Aunt Trishi, and Weston

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All the great grand kids, 5 boys and 1 girl. Looks like we need a few more girls.

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Great aunt Pattie dancing with Weston

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Weston’s first dance was with great aunt Theresa

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Lots of relatives with Stephanie

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Tom hanging out with grandp and grandma Halk

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We all had a great time in Canada.
Me and my mom

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Stephanie and Jose got married

We had a wonderful time at Stephanie and Jose’s wedding.

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Steph and Jose with Grandpa and Grandma Halk

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Four generation picture with my family

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Weston got tired out from all the dancing.

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I had a wonderful time with all my siblings at the reception

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Time to go home

Matt and I flew home last week, to visit mom and dad since they are getting old.
We had a fun time visiting with lots of relatives.

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Mom got her Mother’s Day gift early since we were there.

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We were able to visit Theresa at school which was nice to see.

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Mom had a great time sharing family history with Andrew, Jamie and Matt.

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Matt and I had a chance to visit with Jamie’s cat Ally. I think she was ready to come home with us.

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Since there was not a Purdy’s candy store near by we had to stock up with other Canadian chocolate.

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I liked this pic of mom with Jamie and Matt.

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Trip to Canada

Laura and I had a wonderful time in Canada visiting with family and friends for many special occasions.
Great to see mom on her “smooth ride chair.”

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Laura felt like going for a ride.

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I enjoyed visiting with my cute little grand niece and nephews.

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Also nice to visit with Michelle and Mason.

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We had a great time at Dennis and Mellisa’s wedding.

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My first time to a Portuguese/Polish wedding.

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I was told that the food would be amazing!! After a 6 course meal for dinner the seafood buffet followed at midnight. The lobster, crab, mussels, shrimp, chicken legs, pierogi, fresh fruit, and all the dessert you could imagine.

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My mom and dad will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on June 26th. A mass was said in their honor on Father’s Day. A real celebration to have their 6 children attend.

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A lunch to follow with family and friends.

Jamie, Pattie, Joan, Mary, Theresa, Joe

Anna, Donald

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My three sisters and me.

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I wish my mom and dad many many more years of happiness.

My great-niece Moira!

We all had a great time holding the new baby in our family. I don’t think anyone enjoyed it more than my mom! Great-grandma Halk

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Laura also had a fun time holding her new cousin.

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Dad and mom, Jeremy and Wendy are just so happy to add some pink to their home.

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Welcome Moira my new Canadian niece. We all love you!

My faithful butter tart

I arrived back in China a couple days ago after spending more than 3 months at home. I must say it felt good walking back into my Beijing apartment. Xiaman and Mark did a wonderful job keeping it clean while I was gone.

Simon dropped by for a visit with a beautiful bouquet of lilies to brighten my day.

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Mark was gone  last week to Mongolia so the fridge was empty when we arrived. I was thankful to eat my butter tart that was in 3 different countries over the last week.

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I purchased a 6 pack in Canada, so brought some back to Utah, and with one left, it made the trip to China.

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It was delicious.

Now it is time to practice up on my Chinese, before going back to school.

It all feels good, except I was reminded of the sloooooooooooow computer when I was working on this blog. It took approximately 8 minutes to download each picture for my blog. Time in between to water my plants, fill a couple water bottles, read a magazine.  Hope it gets better!