It's about time.

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Double Celebration.

Our Location today is Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Since we didn’t have anything planned until this afternoon I only got out of bed around 7:00 this morning. I also knew that Kathy could use extra rest in order to kick that bug she has been dealing with so I let her sleep until she woke on her own. Because she wasn’t feeling well last night she almost slept until 9:00 this morning.
Birds eye view of today's celebration.
As I mentioned recently there are still things we want to accomplish before we head south in 32 days but the weather hasn’t been co-operating. This morning was no exception with a steady flow of rain coming down. At least it wasn’t freezing like it did yesterday. We made a lazy morning of our time by watching a new Christmas special on television. 
Priest almost playing a game of The Price is Right
asking students questions about their faith.
After lunch while Kathy busied herself getting dressed up I took a quick shower and shave. We were getting ready to go to our grandson Tyler’s Confirmation when we realized that since we’ve been Snowbirding we very seldom get dressed up like this.
Tyler being administered his Confirmation.

Saint Anne’s church is only a few blocks up the road but since it was raining we drove the car. We arrived forty-five minutes before the service but since there were so many children being confirmed Kathy and I ended up sitting upstairs in the choir loft. The outside temperature reached 50 F (10 C) today but the heat in the church rose to make sitting in the loft almost unbearable. We survived! It was a great service but it has really changed since even our children took that leap of faith. 
Tyler second row, second from left.
Only half of the confirmation class.
It was nearly 4:00 by the time we got back to Karen and Greg’s where we congratulated Tyler and took additional pictures with all his grandparents and family. Shortly after we were all heading to Armando’s for a celebratory meal. 
Granddad Ray, Tyler and Grandmother Rose.
Myself, Tyler and Kathy.
Greg, Kylla, Tyler, Ashley and Karen.
The meal was actually a guise as Greg’s brothers and most of their families were all there waiting. Yesterday was (Greg’s Mother) Rose’s 85th Birthday and they sprang a surprise celebration on her using Tyler’s confirmation as the excuse to go to the restaurant. The surprised worked great and was a pleasant surprise not only for Rose but Ray (Greg’s Father) as well. Kathy and I are often invited to some of their get-togethers and are almost considered part of their family. 
Rose surprised to see the rest of her family at the restaurant.
The room was filled with children and grandchildren.
Some that couldn't be here Face-Timed from B.C.
There were a number of other family celebrations going on in Armando’s and one was another birthday celebration that Mario a gentleman I worked with for 32 years was attending. As he and his wife were leaving just ahead of us I had a chance to introduce them to Kathy, Karen and Greg and Tyler. We had a brief visit with the promise to get together again soon. We made a quick stop at Karen’s where she gave me a memory stick so I can copy today’s photos over for her. 
Mario and his wife.
Tomorrow we’d better get our outside chores done in the morning as our weather will only be nice until around noon before it falls apart. Thanks for following along and feel free to leave a comment. Be Safe and Enjoy!

It’s about time.


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