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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Weekend Celebration



The suitcases were beside the door. I came home from school, dropped off my bag and away we went, hoping to catch the 4 pm ferry to Vancouver. Success! I brought my camera along, but didn't use it once. I did use my I phone so the photo quality is not that great.

We spent the evening with Owen and Ashley. Vancouver is a beautiful city. In the above photo, Science World's dome looks like a huge moon against the north shore mountains.
 

Here's the real moon, almost full, shining down on the endless construction scenes in this city that never stops growing. Real estate is about $1,000.00 per square foot so I don't know how anyone starting out can afford to buy a home. 
 

My three walking companions and I walked first to Peaceful Restaurant for the best Chinese food (northern China) that I've ever had. A bit spicy and everything freshly made in house. Delicious!
 

We wandered around False Creek for awhile, then headed over to Earnest Ice Cream. At 9 pm on a cool spring evening with a chilly wind blowing in from the water the lineup went out the door. 

I'm not very much a fan of ice cream, but I indulged in a Caramel Corn Sundae - buttery sweet ice cream, rich salted caramel sauce, whipped cream and a sprinkling of fresh caramel popcorn. Truly an indulgence and worth it!
 

Saturday afternoon we were in Chilliwack, about 1.5 hours from Vancouver, for a very special dinner with my parents and siblings. The beautiful couple above are celebrating 60 years of marriage this month. There will be a bigger family gathering in July. This dinner marks the start of what I hope will be many celebrations to mark this event. I'm so thankful for my parents' love for God, for each other, and for their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They are wonderful!


29 comments:

  1. Oh what a great celebration, Lorrie. Your parents look so young to have a 60th anniversary. They look VERY happy. Please wish them a happy anniversary from the US. Christa

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  2. Wow! Your mom looks amazing (your dad too, but I can see so much similarity between you and your mom -- she's beautiful!)
    Peaceful Restaurant is one my son introduced us to, so good. And my daughter keeps raving about Earnest Ice Cream, but I haven't had a chance to check it out yet. Soon...

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  3. Your parents are so darn cute and I love their smiles! How nice to celebrate this milestone anniversary with them. So...we were both in Chilliwack on the same day! We were back home before 7PM.

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  4. Such wonderful memories - and a special couple to share them all with.

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  5. That last photo touched my heart! I have to agree that they look far too young to be celebrating their 60th!

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  6. How delightful your parents look.

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  7. What a lovely post! First interesting city views and good food and then the really special part, the very sweet and happy couple. Happy anniversary to your parents and happy celebrations to all the family!

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  8. Awww...what a milestone! Congratulations to your parents on their 60th Anniversary. They truly are beautiful people with wonderful progeny!

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  9. Lorrie, your parents just glow with character shining in their faces! Congratulations to them and to all of you for this coming lifetime event. If only everyone could know their secrets of a good marriage, how divorce stats might change. May your whole family enjoy this month together as you share this occasion and the opportunity to be together for it.

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  10. Lorie, your parents make a beautiful couple. Here's wishing them many more glorious years of good health and happiness together.

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  11. Your parents look amazing! Congratulations to you all on their 60th anniversary! My parents are on 56 year this summer!

    Enjoy all your celebrations! It is wonderful to mark such events!

    Deanna

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  12. Congrats to your parents on their 60th anniversary, what a lovely even to celebrate. They look so happy together, what a delight to see a milestone marriage.

    Vancouver sure is growing fast, I've not been back in 3 years, I bet it's changed a lot.

    Jen

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  13. Congrats to your parents on their 60th anniversary, what a lovely even to celebrate. They look so happy together, what a delight to see a milestone marriage.

    Vancouver sure is growing fast, I've not been back in 3 years, I bet it's changed a lot.

    Jen

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  14. Congratulations to your parents on this milestone! They look so happy!I I see you in your mom.

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  15. Sixty years of a godly marriage is indeed something to celebrate!! What a blessing for them, for their family, and for all whose lives they have touched!

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  16. Happy 60th anniversary to your parents! Thye look so young to ahve been married that long. God bless. You day in Vancouver sounds wonderful--now I want Chinese food for dinner ;)

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  17. Oh Lorrie, what a beautiful couple your parents are!! Happy 60 years to them and how blessed they are and you all are to be able to celebrate this wonderful event! ❤️

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  18. Your parents look lovely! The weekend sounds great.

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  19. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. Vancouver is really beautiful and I hear it's very expensive to live there. Your parents are a beautiful looking couple. I hope you enjoy many celebrations of their love and devotion to each other and their family in the coming months.

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  20. Sounds like a very special weekend! Your parents look wonderful and so young!

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  21. My dear Lorrie, your parents are such a delightful couple! What a blessing to be able to celebrate so many years together :)

    It looks and sounds like you had a delightful weekend. Enjoy your week! Hugs!

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  22. What a beautiful couple your darling parents are, Lorrie! How wonderful to be able to have a string of celebrations to honour their 60 years of devotion and faith to one another, their children, grands, and God. You and yours must be ecstatic! Thanks for the lovely, candid pics; they really make a difference!

    Poppy

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  23. What a lovely couple your parents are....congratulations to them on their special anniversary! So glad you had a great time in Vancouver...your photos are so interesting.
    Helen xox

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  24. Congratulations to your parents. Lovely couple. Trusting we will make our in 4 years time. Real Estate as you call it is so high in London that the place is being bought up by Arabs and oil magnets not to mention the effect Islam will eventually have on all this. You must be in the minority in not caring for ice-cream! In my mind good Salted Caramel can not be beaten. Thanks for your visit and comments. I am off to scroll through your recent posts but will refrain from commenting on them all as I have so much catching up to do. I know I am in for a treat.

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  25. So special...to be able to celebrate 60 years of marriage with your parents! Congrats to them...and many blessings on the journey ahead. You had a lovely weekend for visiting the mainland!

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  26. What a great weekend! Oh...your folks look so good. What a lovely picture of them both. I got to know your mom at a women's retreat when we went to the same church...she's a dear lady. How very special to celebrate their love and commitment together.

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  27. Fun family time. Happy anniversary to your beautiful parents!
    Amalia
    xo

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  28. What beautiful parents for sure! What a lovely celebration!

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  29. That is a great photo of your parents! Their smiles are wonderful:) Happy Anniversary to them both and may our Lord bless them in the coming years.
    I bet Vancouver is MUCH larger than when I was last there.
    Blessings, Aimee

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