|FROM LEFT TO RIGHT.....KELLY'S SON BEN, DAUGHTER SABRA, GRANDAUGHTER ELLA, DAUGHTER REBECCA, KELLY HERSELF, SOME OLD GUY WHO WANDERED IN OFF THE STREET, AND KELLY'S TWO SONS JASON AND BEN......PHOTO BY GISELE WITH THE OLD GUY'S CAMERA|
A bright sunny morning but definitely on the crispy cool side. A short photoless drive into Bayfield and back for Pheebs and I. I know this may sound unbelievable but I do have my days when I purposely set out with the determined thought in mind, 'I am not going to take any photos today!! Well, that doesn't work for me most of the time and I still have a tendency to overload my posts with pictures. And, wouldn't you know it.....after writing this paragraph earlier I went on to take 73 more photos today with 53 of them being halfway salvageable. With Pheebs staying home to hold the Fort down, it was just Kelly and I in the car at 9:30 this morning heading off to Kitchener Ontario. Although we had to go right through the city and we had never been to the Deer Ridge Golf Club before, we somehow found our way there without using a GPS. Just like the old days eh. We left our place at 9:32 a.m. and arrived at the Golf Club at exactly 11 a.m. It had been nearly 23 years since I had last driven a section of the Kitchener Expressway from the highway 8 interchange south. And to think I once lived in Kitchener in the late 60's and early 70's. In later years I had a driving job that took me through that section of expressway-highway nearly on a daily and weekly basis. A lot of what I remember from back then is changed now.
|LUNCH AT THE GOLF CLUB|
|LUNCH IS OVER AND WE HEAD BACK OUTSIDE TO THE PARKING LOT....KELLY AND GISELE|
|BEN AND GISELE'S MOTHER'S DAY GIFT FOR KELLY|
|A BIG HUG FROM SON JASON|
|GISELE, SABRA, REBECCA, ELLA KELLY, JASON, BEN, AND REBECCAS HUSBAND RICARDO|
The Deer Ridge Gulf Club is a rather exclusive club with a members-only policy. Kelly's daughter and husband are members of that club and that's why we were able to be there for a Mother's Day brunch this morning. In attendance were Kelly's daughters Sabra and Rebecca as well as Rebecca's husband Ricardo and their daughter Ella. Kelly's two sons, Jason and Ben as well as Ben's girlfriend Gisele. Ricardo and I had a Western Omellete while Kelly, Sabra, Giselle, and Ben had Eggs Benedict. Jason and Ella had a chicken something or other. When seeing the prices on the menu I nearly fell out of my chair. Following lunch, we all flooded outside into the parking lot and gathered around our parked cars where gifts were exchanged and photos were taken. Surprised, I even ended up with a gift myself. And I'm not even a Mother. I think it was 1:45 p.m. when we finally rolled out of the Golf Club's parking lot and headed for home. Stopped in New Hamburg for two Tim Hortons coffees to go and they were the worst Hortons coffees we have ever had. We think they must have run out of coffee and sent one of the employees down to the local hardware store for a half-price batch of cheap Ajax instant coffee. We were home sometime around three with a very happy little tail-wagging doggy waiting for us. Because I took so many photos today I have decided to put the majority of them into a photo album which you can see here.......Unfortunately, neither Kelly or I could get the photo album app to work. So frustrating!! Maybe I'll put the remaining photos in Monday's post along with pictures of the gifts Kelly received. Or maybe I'll just stay in my recliner all day with a blanket pulled over my head.
Travelin Man by Ricky Nelson from the album 'Rick Is 21. 1961
Restroom Talk:: I was barely sitting down when I heard a voice from the other stall saying: 'Hi, how are you?' I'm not the type to start a conversation in the men's restroom, but I don't know what got into me, so I answered, somewhat embarrassed, 'Doin' just fine.' And the other guy says: 'So what are you up to?' What kind of question is that? At that point, I'm thinking this is too bizarre so I say: 'Uhhh, I'm like you, just traveling.' At this point, I am just trying to get out as fast as I can when I hear another question. 'Can I come over?' Ok, this question is just too weird for me but I figured I could just be polite and end the conversation. I tell him, 'No........I'm a little busy right now!!!' Then I hear the guy say nervously... 'Listen, I'll have to call you back. There's an idiot in the other stall who keeps answering all my questions.'
- - There was a Roman emperor who never aged after he turned 19. His name was Constant Teen.
- At the age of 65 my Grandma started walking 10 kilometers a day. She’s 92 now and we have no idea where she is.
How terrific to have so many gather to be with Kelly for Mother's Day, I'm happy for her,thanks for sharing the joy -MaryReplyDelete
Always nice to have family gathering for a special mom. Happy Mothers Day KellyReplyDelete
So wonderful that Kelly was able to spend her Mother's Day with her family. I cannot get over how grown up Ella is and so pretty. Seems like yesterday she was just a little one.ReplyDelete
Wonderful that the family was able to be with Kelly today. And in such a posh place to boot. Seems like a good time was had by all. I am so glad you put that last picture of Ella in. Nice to see her eyes open!ReplyDelete
Very nice family photos and nice to see you looking your best, also! I assume it's your best, anyway. :)) A happy day!ReplyDelete
How wonderful for Kelly to have all the kiddos there for Mother's Day!! Great pic of family and fun. Ella is getting so big, still such a cutie!ReplyDelete