Friday, May 10, 2019

Levi's Track & Field Day

Levi did so well in his school track & field day! He ran the 80M hurdles (came in 2nd), ran the 100m (2nd in his heat, came in 6th overall and made the relay team for city finals), long jump (1st), 200m (2nd). I was so happy that it fell on my day off so I could go and watch! Great job. Levi!

Monday, March 25, 2019

Jakob's Bike-a-thon

Jakob participated in the Bike-a-thon at his school this year. Their team had to continuously ride a bike for 24 hours to raise money for Doctors Without Boarders. They all were pretty tired the next day, but had a great time together as a team!

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Zack's Indoor Track Run

Zack ran in the Running Room Indoor Games this year and he was so happy that he got to participate! His team did well overall and Zack ran a personal best time of 39 seconds. Great job, Zack!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year!

We spent New Year's day relaxing, playing games, skating and hanging out together as a family. The last couple months have been crazy, so it was nice to have a day together to do whatever we wanted.

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

Christmas eve candlelight service:

Christmas eve games...

Christmas morning...

Christmas day at my parents:

Friday, December 21, 2018

Zack's School Christmas Concert

All ready to go!

Zack's class sang 3 songs, 1 in English and 2 in German. They all did so great!

Zack and his best friend Emily.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Opa Hermann

On Sunday, December 9th my Opa Hermann passed away. He was a wonderful Opa and we will miss him dearly.

At the memorial all of us grandchildren gave a tribute to Opa. Here is my tribute to my Opa:

My Opa Hermann was a wonderful Opa. He always had time for us grandchildren and we all enjoyed being with him. He played with Jordan & me on the farm when we were little, loved to tell us stories about when he was young and he was always interested in what we were doing.

Opa was a welder by trade, but he was really an artist. He designed and welded countless beautiful projects. Among my favorite are the headboard and footboard he made for our bed, the bench that sits in my front hall and a custom wrought iron gate in our yard.

After we moved back to Edmonton, I would take the boys to Oma & Opas each week and they would play in the basement together. Opa loved to play hockey, basketball, trains, trucks, ride bikes, whatever the boys wanted to do, he was right in there with them.

Not only was Opa a great Opa to me, he was also a great Opapa to my boys.

Michael and I also prepared a slide show with pictures of Opa. Here are a few of my favorites:

We are all going to miss Opa so much, but are so happy knowing that we will see each other in heaven one day.