Brad and Anette went to St. Lucia to celebrate their 5th anniversary and I drove to Vancouver to look after Obi for a few days and then enjoyed three days with Brad and Anette when they returned.
|Obi was exhausted from being at Uptown Dawg for a week and playing with the rest of the dogs. She spent three days just snoozing on my lap with occasional bouts of playtime. She was wide awake by the time Brad and Anette got home.|
|She is one of the best behaved dogs I've ever come across. Brad and Anette have done a great job of training her.|
|Ella is adorable and constantly comes out with quotable quotes!|
|Abby is the baby but manages to keep up with her big sister|
Brad turns 30 on June 16th, but we celebrated it early while I was in Vancouver. With the help of close to 50 friends and family, we made a Voice Quilt for Brad with unique, touching and comical birthday wishes. We Skyped Roger so he could be included and Brad loved hearing from everyone.
With Anette's help, a surprise party for Brad was thrown with a dozen of their friends. All were interesting, witty and talented and the evening was a big success.
|An ode to Brad's work on Transformers 3|
|Brad's smile never faded|
I then headed to Calgary and managed to miss the worst of the mudslide that halted traffic for 24 hours.
|Mark, Megan and Betty Belanger|
|My wish is Megan will always be as happy as she was in this moment|
|The wedding party were troopers and happily supported Megan and Colby|
|A slideshow at the reception captured the day's special moments|
|left to right: Auntie Elaine, Nan, me, Donna and Ileen|
Sandra and her husband Larry invited me to a local dinner musical and we had a wonderful evening; it reminded me of the Rosebud theatre in Alberta. This month's performance was the choral group singing songs with an American Dream theme.
On the other side of the world, Roger was invited to attend a special VIP dinner complete with entertainment to celebrate reaching a milestone of 13,500 meters on the project.
|You wouldn't know the dinner was taking place in the middle of the Guinea jungle!|
|Waiting for the start of the entertainment|
|Roger on top of the mountain|
|From here you can see 3 African countries: the Ivory Coast, Liberia and Guinea|
"If you think positively,
Sound becomes music,
Movement becomes dance,
Smile becomes laughter,
Mind becomes meditation,
And life becomes a celebration."
~ Rashika Jain