A Pieceful Life

A Pieceful Life


I'm so glad that you stopped by, and hope that you enjoy your visit. Here you will find pieces of my life - quilting, cross-stitch, family, travel, friends.
My name is Peg - I am a 60ish wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, friend - and if we're not already related or friends, hope to become your friend too.
We live in the eastern end of the beautiful Fraser Valley, about 1.5 hours east of Vancouver, BC. Empty nesters, we have one son living just a few minutes away, our other son and daughter live in Alberta.
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Sunday, August 8, 2010

A Week Off?

With family reunions on both sides coming up back to back, we decided to take the week in between and just stay on the road.  Lots of miles put on the truck this past week.  We started out on July 30 from home, headed about 4 hours away to my sister’s where she hosted a reunion.  All told, only about half of the family was able to make it out this year (none of our children were able to come), but we had a good time.

Lots of sitting around and reminiscing:


Lots of stories - my dad is a wonderful story-teller and kept us entertained (he’s second from the left, sitting on the sofa):


Lots of cooking:


In the heat, with a campfire ban – we found a way to do hot dogs:048

Lots of eating:


Lots of games:

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We thought Bocce would be a good game, but the little ones thought the balls needed to be washed and carried them off to the sprinkler:


My 90-year-old aunt joined us for part of the weekend:



We left from there on Monday morning, to do another 6-hour drive to spend a few days with our children in Calgary.  The usual 6 hour drive became 10, as we negotiated past an accident scene (all cleaned up by the time we got there), and through construction zones (nobody working, but still slower going).

DH was the cook of the venison burgers provided by DS1:


And we all enjoyed the bounty:



Back to my sister’s home for a night (only took us 8 hours this time), then on to a campground much closer to home – about 5 hours driving - to spend a weekend with DH’s family:


The propane fire pit came in handy again – the campfire ban here due to poor air quality.  DS2 and DIL were able to join us the first evening.

The rains came during the night and lasted all day yesterday – a relief from the heat and makes sleeping easier, but meant we sat huddled underneath our trailer canopies most of the day.

We’re headed home this morning, only about 1.5 hours drive, and we’re back to life as usual – for a few weeks at least until we head out on our next adventure.

Wishing you all happy traveling and happy reunions.

Blessings, Peg


  1. What a lot of miles you put on your tires with this trip - but how worthwhile! I haven't been to a family reunion for many years. When family is mainly on the east coast and we're on the west, the best we can do is a little get-together when my parents come west in the winter.
    We had rain here last night - so welcome, isn't it?

  2. I gotta ask. In the 7th picture is that person with the purple shirt on the cell phone? That is a phenomenon all over the world, I guess. I call my one gd, the girl with the cauliflower ear.LOL. Enjoy your fun time.

  3. Family reunions can be such fun, and it certainly looked as though you all enjoyed your meeting.

  4. Sounds like you've been busy. Nice to have a large family to visit.

  5. What a wonderful time you look to have had.

    Love and hugs Gina xxx

  6. looks and sounds like you had a great time...its so good to be able to spend time outside with family and friends...we did that also in South Africa. But isnt it also great to be back home again?! ;)

  7. It looks like you had a great time. Lots of driving but worth it in the end. I'm glad you got to see your kids too. Looks like the food was good. I wish my family still did family reunions but I haven't been to one since I was a kid. All the folks just can't seem to get it together. Have a pieceful week.

  8. You've really logged on some travel this summer and it looks like you've been making some happy memories at the same time.
    How awesome to be able to gather with your family and enjoy one another.