Saturday, December 10, 2011

Festival of trees

I just made some really yummy salsa with cucumber, fresh pineapple and sweet onion. Just chopped up everything, and add jalapeno if you like them spicy. I do. Add sea salt to taste and if you like it sweet, add a little sugar. Nice and refreshing.

Dana will be having shoulder surgery on the 29th. Hopefully it is the last for our family for a while. This year made it for all of us. Naivasha had knee, Ashton had broken nose - got that fixed, Shirley had knee, Dana had will have his other shoulder done in a few weeks.

We went to see the festival of trees. Every year, we have a huge event called  "festival of trees," where our kids had performed many piano performances. The event is to raise fund for Primary Children Hospital. Lots of trees were donated, decorated, auction off, loads of wreaths, ginger bread houses, lots of goodies, quilts, etc. were auction off to raise the money. It is an amazing sight. A land of magnificent colours of lights, Christmas trees, people everywhere, loads of music, festivities, and colours, colours, colours.
McKay's mission president and wife did a tree for McKay and his companion Jace. It was awesome. Everything is made in Romania except the tree. Thank you to the Lundbergs.
For McKay's birthday, we celebrated his life by having some of his favorite food, seafood, and cream cheese pastry. We did not have the cheese cake this year. We took flowers to his grave as well.

Dana shaved his beard, since Shirley told him, the beard might not be the best example for his young men, since he is the young men president. So he shaved some of it. Naivasha, Ashton and Shirley thought it was hilarious. We really like it. He kept that for the night and than it was cleaned up before he went to Church the next morning.

Dana and Shirley took some short trips in October and saw some magnificent Fall colours on our motorcyle drive.

We also got a raft this summer. Dana and Naivasha took it out to deer creek after they put it together.  Dana was laying back and Naivasha was rowing, a guy and his wife were on a boat near them, the man said, "Do you know why single woman live longer, because they want to  aka when you are married you do not want to."  Dana said, "THIS IS MY DAUGHTER"  They quickly row away.  Never comment on what you do not know.