Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Our Trip to Canada - Part II

For the second part of our trip, we traveled west towards the coast and gathered with the rest of the family in Langley. The days leading up to the actual anniversary celebration were spent playing with cousins, running errands, and killing time at the park.
Saturday was the big day. The day started off, with those who could, attending a special endowment session in the temple. After that, there was a family luncheon held at the pavilion next to the temple. 
Following the luncheon, the youth were invited to do baptisms for the dead. Our boys went home for naps, while Spencer and I helped set up for the dinner party that would be taking place that evening. At the party, we enjoyed a delicious Thai dinner, Ron and Shirley were showered with gifts, and many participated in a tribute/talent show. Van was a great contributor; singing "Horse Soldier" with his daddy.
Sunday was our last day and before anyone got away, we gathered together right before church to have a family photo taken. With the help of a family friend, I was able to set up my camera on a tripod and have him take the picture. After church, we had lunch, packed up, then wound down before our 7am flight the next day.


Christina said...

That's awesome! I love the pavilion at that temple. We'll be heading out there next month for my brother's wedding- too bad we missed you!

mary elizabeth said...

looks like it was such an amazing trip, what a great opportunity to be able to have gone to celebrate such a great thing!! and seriously, your boys are so adorable it kind of kills me :)

Tracy said...

I love the picture of you and Spencer. It was such a great event - thanks mostly to you and Sharon! Colette is talking about Van and Gus every day. I makes me sad because she has no idea that she probably won't see them again until next summer! She talks like she's going to be playing with them today! Poor girl.

Sarah said...

It was so great have you guys here for a few weeks!

Jennefer said...

I am pretty sure a speaker at our stake conference a week ago talked about your family reunion. I can't remember if it was our temple president, Pres. Pugh, or Elder Christensen of the Seventy. He said that he recently ran into an old friend at the temple who told him that they were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary by having the whole family gather and go to the temple together. That's awesome! I'm glad you had such a great trip. Miss you!