I just love wintertime! I really do love all the things that make up winter, snow, cold, the smell, sledding, and the look of clean white everywhere. I love the slow pace of wintertime, things seems to slow down a little bit and it is not so crazy all of the time. Thus a Blog update. A few weeks ago Wayne and I went up to mom and dads to visit. I had bought a new camera with a great zoom lens and decided to take some pictures around the place. It was a lot of fun to just mess around for awhile. Of course Wayne and Charles were working hard checking off items on moms "to do" list. I tried to put them into a slide show but I can't seem to figure it out. If anyone would like to call me and give me some pointers that would be great. So I had to pick just a few pictures to show you. Unfortunately we haven't been snowed in this winter and I think it is winding down for the season but for those of you who live far away this will give you a taste of Idaho and those of you that live here I will give you a new look at the good side of winter. Hopefully you will all take the time to enjoy a good cup of cocoa and a great book. Slow down and enjoy life.
I seem to be the only one posting on this little blog, but maybe if we all put our family pictures out here, we could at least see what each other looks like. All five of us Park kids, and our spouses, went to dinner at Mom and Dad's on the 19th of Dec. I hope maybe Eva or somebody got better pictures than I did, but this is the best one I had. Our family was all together over the New Year weekend, so I dragged them all to get a picture taken. They turned out pretty nice. So here you go, the Landerman Family, January 2, 2010.
A few months back we posted an invitation to a 90th birthday party for Aunt Wanda. Aunt Wanda is Grandpa Park's older sister. Because Mom and Dad couldn't go down for the party, because of Daddy's fall, Eva and I decided that we would go and "represent" our family.
While we were living in Utah as kids, we spent alot of time at Aunt Wanda's house. Kathy was my age, and Wendy was Eva's age, and our memories are playing at the school playground, near their house, and in their big back yard. It was nice to see cousins that we haven't seen in many years, and to see Uncle Nolan, Aunt Ruth, Aunt Nelda, and Aunt LaRee. Rhonda, Nancy, Danny, Ronald, LaDeen, Angela, and all of Aunt Wanda's family were there.
I thought I'd post a picture to prove that Eva and I didn't just go shopping, we actually went to the party. The line-up is as follows: Richard, Wendy, Deanna, Wanda, Kathy, Linda, Joyce, and Bob.
We spent the night at Jared and Mary's house in Smithfield, and they fed us and let us sleep there. We played with their kids, and enjoyed their hospitality. I was very impressed with the Halloween costumes that Mary made, they were totally cute.
Sorry about the count for the Wedding Anniversary it's still 60 years and counting but if everyone who could attend did. We would have over 158 people in attendance. Yes, I forgot to count all of the spouses (sorry Wayne). That number is really just to high for a family gathering but wouldn't it be great if we could pull it off. As a side note the menu is ham and rolls, homemade root beer, cake and homemade ice cream. It is pot luck for salads, chips, and relish trays so check with your respective parent for what you might bring. Also the 24th of July Parade in St. Anthony is at 10:00 that morning. So see the parade and come to the party!
July 22, 1949 Dad and Mom were married in the Idaho Falls Temple. It's time to celebrate their 60th Wedding Anniversary. Please join us at a family party Saturday July 25th at 1:00 at their home in Ashton.
If everyone in the family could be there we would have over125 people in attendance. We realize that everyone can't be there but if you can please come. What a great opportunity to let them know how much we love and appreciate all they have done for us over the last 60 years. If you are not able to attend and would like to send them congrats just comment on this blog. You could also send me an e-mail (email@example.com) and I'll print them off and put them together for them. It will be great to see everyone and catchup on what is going on. Families are great and much of who we are is because of where we came from.
Norman and Carol were married July 22, 1949. They have 5 children, 35 grandchildren and 79 great grandchildren. With 6 due to join the family by the summer of 2010. That will make 85 great grandchildren. Not very many people live to see that kind of posterity. They have shared 60 adventuresome years together and have built a heritage we are all proud of.