May 30, 2011

Grandma's 90th!!!

This month my grandma celebrated her 90th birthday!!!!

90 years!!!

And she's as spry as a spring chicken! :)

My grandma is one of the most amazing women I know. She has seen more and done more than anyone I've ever met. She had 9 children and lost two of them. She's been married 3 times and lost each of her husbands to sickness. But no matter what, she stays strong and is an amazing example. With 8 children, the youngest only a year old, she and her husband packed up everything they had and trekked west to Utah. The amazing part is that they had next to nothing, including a vehicle. They sold what they could and travelled by covered wagon and horseback 1300 miles from Minnesota to Utah. Eventually the family ended up in Northern British Columbia, where she still lives today. I am so blessed to have such an amazing grandma and I can't say how much I love her and appreciate her.

Here are a few pictures from her surprise 90th Birthday celebration!

Click on the photos to enlarge and read the headlines on the newspapers etc... It's pretty amazing stuff.

This is the cake my amazing sister made. Love it!

Emilia and Kalene (or McKlene as my kids like to call her). I haven't written much about Emilia (an exchange student from Finland who is living with us) but I will have to soon. She's leaving in two months already and we'll be so sad to see her go.

This is Elder Campbell. He taught and baptised my Grandma and her family.

Elder Kramer. He also helped to teach and baptise my Grandma and her family.

And my cute little niece Landry.


Jill said...

How fun! I wish we could have been there!

Kayla said...

Love all these pictures!!! You have some mad picture taking skills :)

Lynn said...

Wow!! Such rich history abounds in your family. So cool!


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