Life has been busy lately for us lately… Scott just finished his last midterm, and happy that the semester is done in a month. I started taking a night class a few weeks ago. It is a bookkeeping class…. And so far so good. Easy stuff since I already do the basic bookkeeping for my father-in-laws business.

My grandfather passed away a few weeks ago. Sadly I didn’t really know him that well, even though he lives in Calgary but on a good note, I did get to go visit my Grandma in her nursing home on Saturday. I think that was the first time I saw her for at least 5 years maybe even 8. She was cute, she was shocked at how big I had gotten, she is suffering with dementia, so she still thinks of me as a little girl. I was reading my grandfathers obituary in the herald and I learned more about him from that then I did over the past 24 years. Here are some highlights from the obituary…
WESTFALL _ Delmar Alonzo 1923 - 2008 God saw Delmar getting tired and called him home on November 4, 2008. Delmar will be sadly missed by his eternal loving wife and partner Helen; two daughters Wendy Debra (Edwin) Woolley of Sherwood Park, Alberta, Susan Michelle (Roy) Peters of Surrey, B.C.; a son, Grayden Michael (Kathy) of Temple City, California; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents Harold and Bessie Westfall, by a son, Rodney Merrick and a brother Archie of Pueblo, Colorado, U.S.A. He was deeply dedicated to his faith and served in numerous positions and callings in the church - including Bishop of Calgary 4th Ward. He was a dedicated husband, father and friend. Delmar was raised and received his education in the Ross Lake and Jefferson areas of Southern Alberta. He finished his education in Calgary and worked for forty-four years in the head office in the insurance industry in the business administration section, besides attending advanced accounting classes for four more years. In lieu of flowers, if desired, memorial tributes may be made to the charity of one's choice. At Delmar's request a private family Graveside Service will be held at Mountain View Memorial Gardens.

My grandparents in 1949

Dont know when this was taken, but still cute.

A death in the family really makes you think and makes you treasure the relationships we still have here on earth. I am grateful for my eternal loving husband and everything that he does for me. He works hard in school and gets basically an A in every class. Then he works on selling cars before school, after school and during school, to be able to pay for school. I am also extremely grateful for my parents and my sister and two brothers. I talk to my mom daily and she is such a strength to me. I also email my sister almost daily and I am thankful that are still close even though we live 3 hours apart. I am also grateful for Scott’s family. They live here in Calgary, so we see them weekly and it is great to have family here. I will admit that being with them sometimes really makes me miss my family and it is hard but times like that, I just tell Scott when he is done school we are moving to Edmonton. I love telling him that, because he gets this extremely nervous laugh… and doesn’t want to talk about it.

I am looking forward to helping my mom scan all her childhood pictures that are at her parents house. She was just a cute little girl with her red hair. I also got interested in family history this past weekend looking at all the pictures and records. I went to download the free program but cant find one for a Mac... does anyone know if they have one? Vinnie, you might know...

Anyways this is enough rambling for the day...

2002 Memories

Halloween 2002

Allison and Me

More memories from 2003-2004

Halloween 2003

My first time fishing

The Sherwood Park Girls... after church one day
New Years Eve 2003

Road with with Shelby

When my niece Katelyn was born
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