Thursday, December 26, 2013

Visitors to 174 Oeming Road

Christmas 2013

"We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas
We wish you a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year.
Good tidings we bring to you and your kin
Good tidings for Christmas and a Happy New Year".
We've had some wonderful entertainment in our home - our FHE 
potluck, "tea" with our neighbor, Christmas Eve luncheon with John & David. Christmas dinner was at Skinners in Fort Saskatchewan. David drove us & Mikyla - wonderful turkey dinner. More commitments yet to come. Yes, Christmas is family-time. Nice to meet Karyn, Jim, Elena at Skinners. We feel very blessed.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Hello from Oeming Road-
I haven't posted for ages. Just too occupied with other matters. We have made two trips to Victoria - one in March because Grandpa was tired of all the snow. Again, the end of May & early June. We wanted to visit with Spencer who came to present a paper at the Humanities/Social Sciences Congress in Victoria. About 7000 people congregated - so there was much action around UBC. Coleen came to visit us for a day as she wanted to visit with Spencer also. We thought Spencer looked great & it was nice to visit & make a few excursions around the city. Wonderful weather. We enjoyed Beacon Hill Park while Spencer was at meetings. It was fun to watch the herons who build their nests high up in the trees. They would fly down to get food for their young 'uns & then fly back. We did treat spencer to dinner at the Empress. We toured Butchart Gardens & had 'tea' at the Tea House. The weather was superb so we were glad we made the trip. It would be nice if Spencer could find employment at UBC - we enjoy the area very much. And of course it is a favorite place for seniors, especially from the prairies.
The flowers on the deck are lovely & we asked John Schneider to give us a hand!
We are looking forward to the Rachel/Andrew nuptials & Diane & I will host a family shower for her when they come to Edmonton beginning of July. Grandpa has had cataract surgery & is recovering well. I call myself his ministering angel as I have to put drops in his eyes frequently during the day.
The weather in Alberta has been bizarre. Southern Alberta  has had flooding in several places - Calgary is one of them. People have been evacuated from their homes. We have had much rain in Edmonton.
Guess that is enough news for this time.
Nighty night to all.

Friday, January 11, 2013


Well, we made our 60th anniversary of wedded bliss.
We dined at Oliveto's Trattoria at Riverbend Square.
Truly grateful for our posterity.
Love to all
G & G

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas in Edmonton 2012

What a wonderful Christmas celebration we had! All the Schneiders, Youngs : Hu/Diane/Hugo, Grannie/Grandpa.Christmas Eve was at Schneiders. Great food, wonderful Nativity Pageant performed by the little people with Jordan, Charla, Ruby representing Joseph, Mary, Jesus! And carolling.
Christmas Day dinner was at Hu/Diane's - with prime rib roast beef, turkey with trimmings, a variety of veggies and for dessert - Bouche de Noël. Diane did a superb job of the table settings. The small fry ate in the Family Room. Hugo & David took turns checking on them. Adults dined at 2 tables in the dining/living room. Hu had his 'village' displayed  as well as the Nativity Set. Both looked wonderful. Lovely poinsettias at the tables. Boxing Day all we were treated to a hayride! Fun! The LA gang really enjoyed the snow & we have lots of it. When we went to Church we filled a row & half pew. Nice to be together. There were many festivites among the families. We enjoyed our beautifully decorated home - lights everywhere. Christmas wall hangings all added to a festive atmosphere.
The most beautiful present was "Gigi & Bapa's Book" celebrating our 50th anniversary as members of LDS Church. It is a treasure containing pictures and commentaries by our children, grandchildren & even a page for the greatgrandchildren! Thank you! We have been blessed with a wonderful posterity.
We wish you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR. We love you all.
G & G