Saturday, August 23, 2014

Summer Days are Dwindling Down–August 24, 2014

Down on the underside of the world winter is in full gear.  You can tell its winter in Fiji – the little babies all have hats on and the women wrap a long scarf around their necks to keep out the cold.  Other than that not much changes.
We were told last year that our second winter in Fiji would feel cold to us.  We laughed and scoffed and now we are having to eat a few words.  It has felt cool to us, and I have even dug out my sweater.  Wonder what will happen to us come December when we return home.
We have had some fun pictures sent to us from our family of things that we are missing.  First off, Chase’s wedding and this week end was their open house in Vancouver.  Julie has been sending me her ideas and thoughts as to what they have planned to do and I have had such fun looking for ideas to add.  Just yesterday we received a couple of pictures and were so excited to see all the plans come together.  Should be fun and wish we were there, but the pictures keep us close.
And then we got pictures of Brandon, Christian and Tyler and their friends who all went to Jackson to run the mighty Snake.  It was so fun to see Brandon in the back of one raft and Christian in the back of the other raft and to see the big smiles on their faces.  Tyler was in front and it was hard to see through the beard whether he had a smile or not.  It made us feel so blessed to see our grandchildren carrying on a tradition we started with our family years ago.
And we especially loved the picture of the 2002 Toyota being emptied of all – wait for it – 19 passengers!!!  And to read Brandon’s comments, “this could possibly be illegal!”  Ya think?
Julie - Openhouse 01Julie - Openhouse 02Julie - Openhouse 03Julie - Openhouse 04Julie - Openhouse 05RiverSnake River

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