Christmas 2009 Tim, Lynn, Scott, Sean and Maren
Our Kids Maren (in middle) Juliette and Scott Amila and Sean
Scott Scott worked as an English language teaching assistant in Gaspe for 9 months – ending in early June, 2009. He and Juliette spent time in PEI and Ontario with through June and July and in August, they came west and have been working in Jasper this fall. They plan to go to Australia in Feb. to pursue second degrees.
Sean Sean is studying science (biology, chemistry, etc.) at the University of Alberta. He continues to play with the Edmonton Wildcats. http://edmontonwildcats.com/index.php/roster/profile/48/ It was a frustrating year for him as two separate injuries kept him on the sidelines most of the year. But they went to the national championships – albeit not a successful day there! Sean received a couple scholarships this year – one academic and one football related.
Maren Maren is in Grade 12 this year. She is her father’s daughter and is enjoying (most) of the sciences and math courses. Her indoor soccer team won provincial gold in the spring. Maggie Mills (directly in front of Maren) is a cousin of Maren’s – some # of times removed! Provincial Champs Maren – back row; 2nd from left
Lynn While Lynn has tried to scale back her archival work, the calls keep coming! She accepted work for an individual family, the City of Wetaskiwin and the U of Alberta this year. At the U, she is working on a project through which she has learned huge amounts about the Globe Theatre in London. Sadly, there was no requirement for her to visit it!
Tim Tim retired in April this year – although he is treating it as semi-retirement. He took a position coordinating the federal government’s charitable campaign (e.g. United Way plus more) in Edmonton and helped that campaign get very close to $1M in donations. He continues as a volunteer on a couple Arctic meteorology initiatives as well as some local Alberta initiatives. He spends more time with his camera and recently some of his images were used as speaker gifts at a conference.
Vern and Kay Lynn’s dad, Vern, had a fall late in 2008. At the age of 89, he passed away in January. It was a challenging month as his younger brother also left us that month. We miss Vern greatly and are so thankful for all the time we did have with that wonderful guy. Lynn’s Mom is doing well physically; her Alzheimer’s weakens her memory but she is the kindest and most friendly person to her caregivers.
Victoria In the spring, we spent a few days with some of Tim’s family in Victoria. A chance to catch up with those that could be there – we are planning a 2010 return engagement and hoping it doesn’t snow every day like last year!
Gaspéand Quebec City We went to Gaspé, Gaspésie, Gaspésie (the peninsula) and Quebec City to visit Scott. A beautiful part of this country.
Jasper and Lake Louise We visited Jasper a number of times this year -- in all four season. During July, we also went hiking near Lake Louise. Tourist traffic was way, way down in our national parks this year so it was a good time for an Albertan to visit.
Alberta Lynn and Tim ‘travelled Alberta’ in 2009. Took 9 hours to drive 300 km one day – much to see and do.
Consort Hospital Ride In September, Lynn and I went on the 10th annual Ride across the prairies near Consort, AB. 6 or 8 wagons and about 25 outriders made for a very interesting experience.
Las Vegas Lynn and I spent 4 days in Vegas in early December. First time I was there; many years since Lynn was there. Quite the strange place!
Photo’s Nearly all of the photos in this presentation were taken by us in 2009. A few of them have been selected and used as gifts to speakers at a conference; a few more are being printed to hang in the lobby of an organization in Edmonton.
Merry Christmas To you and yours, a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010. Lynn, Tim, Scott, Sean and Maren Lynn’s family; Christmas 2009