My MIL’s 80th birthday is coming in May.
But, as you know, Tim and I will be living in the Yukon again by then.
Because of this we have decided to give her her present early this year.
So tomorrow when we have our Sunday dinner together she will get her birthday gift from me and Tim.
I think you can tell already from my photos what she’ll be receiving from us!
Nanna is a big collector of Bone China.
She mostly collects tea cups now.
You would think she would have a really huge collection, but she is always giving them away to her children or grandchildren!
I think I’ve told you that my FIL was a Pastor.
So Nanna has moved many times in the years that they served together.
And I know for a fact that she loved every it.
The moving, I mean.
She has always loved seeing new places!
She and Gramps flew together to visit Tim and I when we were working in Watson Lake, Yukon.
This is a photo of my father in-law and Nanna in front of Watson Lakes Sign Post Forest.
The photo below is at the Liard Hot Springs in BC.
We all drove down from Watson Lake in February to warm up in the Springs!
After my FIL had passed, Nanna then moved and lived with us while we worked in the Northwest Territories.
And let me tell you, even when it was below zero, she would bundle up in her gear and walk the four blocks from our apartment to the Gallery that I managed, and then on to the coffee shop for a snack.
The last time we were in the Yukon working, she and her daughter (Kym) flew out and rented a car. They toured the Yukon, going over the Top of the Mountain. After spending several days where we were working they drove all the way down to Skagway Alaska where my son lives and visited that region also!
Okay, I know this is long so I will wrap this up quickly!
I said she will be 80 in May, right?
Nanna knows that our 10 year old granddaughter wants to come and visit us while we are in the Yukon this summer. She mentioned last week that she thought that maybe she and Starlet might fly out together this summer to spend time with us.
So yes, we all think our Nanna is quite a gal!
I only hope that I am even half as adventurous as she is at 80.
So this is our early, “Happy Birthday” to Carol Irene Lowes!
She's Nanna to all of us....