Thursday, September 27, 2007

The Big Party!

For my 30th birthday, Collin threw me a party at my parents' house on Saturday, September 22nd. He did a great job - 34 guests showed up to help me celebrate this milestone birthday! I had a wonderful day.

Opening presents.

My friend & cousin, Rachel, who flew in from Saskatoon to surprise me the day before the party.

Some of the partygoers.

More partygoers.

My very good friend from highschool, Kathleen. She came out with her husband, Dan and baby daughter, Olivia.

Me and my Man.

Being goofy.

Ladies Luncheon

On September 21st I turned 30 years old (!), and to celebrate my sister, Lara hosted a Ladies' Luncheon for my Bellingham friends and their babies at my house. As a birthday surprise my little sister, Delta and friend & cousin, Rachel flew in from Alberta and Saskatchewan respectively to be there.

Three of the Holte sisters; Delta, Lara and Me.

The wonderful spread that Lara and Rachel worked hard at all morning.

The sunflowers were a gift from Lara.

My Bellingham Mom friends.

The entire group (left to right)
Back: Krissy, Danielle, Lara, Rachel, Brenda, Gracyn, Rachelle, Tyler
Front: Me, Ronan, Delta, Carrie and Cody

Monday, September 10, 2007

Oatmeal for breakfast!

After eating only half of his oatmeal by spoon from me, I decided I would let Ronan try to feed himself. He was quite happy to do this, and it kept him occupied for over a half an hour. Despite what he looks like, he didn't get any oatmeal on the floor! After he was finished it was straight into the tub for the little guy.

Look at me, I'm a big boy!

It tastes better when I'm allowed to feed myself!

All done now...let me down!

If you won't help me, I'll get down by myself!

Sunday, September 2, 2007

Sunnyside, Washington

Ronan and I were very fortunate to go to Sunnyside in eastern Washington for the Labor Day long weekend. We were invited, along with our friends Krissy & Danielle, by other friends, Rachelle & Tyler, to visit Rachelle's mom who lives there. It was a great weekend!

Rachelle's extended family has acres upon acres of fruit orchards. Here Ronan and I are in the apple orchard.

Baby Boy picking peaches. We sure came home with lots of fruit - apples, peaches, and even watermelon!

We carpooled with Krissy & Danielle. Here are the kiddies, riding in style!

Ronan relaxing in the pool.

Mommy and Baby Boy.

Playing in the sun.

Some of the thousand plus acres of Rachelle's family's orchards.

The wedding of Eva & Dimitri

Eva & Dimitrio Goritsas were married July 25, 2007 in Delta, BC. Since Collin is a very close friend of the family, he was asked to be the Master of Ceremonies at the couple's reception.

Ronan's mommy and daddy before leaving for the wedding.

Eva & Dimitrio exchanging vows.

Lighting the unity candle.

Collin at the podium ready to fulfill his MC duties.

Megan & Collin