Goodbye June!

Before we welcome July we have some major events that we celebrated at the end of June. Dan and Jamie celebrated their fourth wedding anniversary on Thursday (6-27-2019) and Gramps and I babysat while they enjoyed a quiet meal together. Before they left for their date I captured photos of JJ who only had eyes for his mommy. He cooed and baby talked and smiled at his mommy.

The next day on Friday the 28th of June we celebrated Dear’s retirement from his contracting job he’s had since last August. Our kids sent this great bouquet to congratulate their dad on a well earned retirement from many years of work well done and being a shining example of integrity in the workplace. This is the second time Dear has tried to retire. We are thinking this time will stick.

After we packed up and dropped off his computer/monitors/work cellphone and other bits and pieces at Fedex to ship back to the company we stopped at Colville Pour House for a celebratory pint. Cheers to Dear!

This sign arrived on Thursday. Our niece sent the sign with the farewell message our dear old Pop would always give us when we were ready to leave from a visit with him or end a phone call. Three times sets things in stone you see. “I love you, I love you, I love you”. Thank you dear Miss for having these signs made for us in memory of your Dzeda, our Pop. We love you, we love you, we love you!

A great finish to June included a meal out at El Ranchito on Saturday to celebrate Dan and Jamie’s 4 year anniversary. Dear and I gathered with Jamie’s family for lunch. The next photo is from the drive home from Chewelah to Colville after our lunch.

On Sunday we had our last service in our sanctuary at church which is being extended and remodeled to include room for 100 more seats and a baptistry. We will be meeting at the community college on Sundays until the sanctuary is done the end of August. We had a picnic in the park after our service and it was nice to meet some more folks and have conversations. After the picnic some of us headed back to the church to completely empty out the sanctuary so that it can be gutted this week.

And that’s a wrap for the month of June!

Happy Canada Day to our good friends to the North of the U.S.A.!

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

9 thoughts on “Goodbye June!

  1. What a blessing it is to see how JJ has grown and so cheerful. Our little (not so little now) neighbor guy is doing the same! He was here twice last week for a visit and is all smiles. 🙂 Congratulations to Dan and Jamie on their four year anniversary! And congratulations to your Dear on his retirement! Love the bouquet the kids sent in that truck. I can’t forget to say how teary-eyed I got when I saw the sign that your niece sent alongside the picture of your parents, Ellen. What treasures. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Many blessings during your month of June!! I love the sign that your niece had made and all that it signifies. I know that those are sweet memories for you. Happy anniversary to Dan and Jamie . . . and a happy retirement to your hubby!!

    Oh, those photos of JJ “talking” to his mommy. . . precious!!

  3. Yes, June is a wrap and it’s hard to believe. You had many significant times and documented memories – the “written in stone” sentiment is wonderful! JJ is adorable and looks so much like Addy – so precious. Here’s to July and to July 4th celebrations just around the corner.

  4. Lots of good things recorded here! Sweet pic’s of JJ…perfect retirement bouquet…and the sign you were gifted by your niece! Happy 4th of July to you and yours!

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