4.19.2009

Goin' Home

Always fun to see this as you drive into Lethbridge -- welcome home!

Ric's Grill -- when I was a kid it was a water tower. Amazing what can be done - -now it's a fun place to eat and look out over the city.

Henderson Lake - only a few blocks from where I grew up.

The Letbhridge High Level Bridge

"It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home."
~Author Unknown

Tomorrow morning, way too early, I'll be at the airport, heading home. First to Dallas, then on to Calgary and then a 2 hour drive to Lethbridge Alberta, where I grew up. It always feels strange to go back home now because my parents no longer live in the familiar, comfortable home where I spent the first 18 years of my life. But it's interesting to discover how little it matters -- because home is where they are and where my sister and family are.

I'm excited to have time with my mom and dad, as well as my sister Val who will be spending most of the week with us in Lethbridge.

And I"m taking special orders for Canadian candy. Who's in?? Submit your lists ASAP!

Back next week.

20 comments:

hoLLy said...

have an awesome trip jan! i bet it really is so fun to go back to your roots. home is a special place!

as far as candy goes, i don't know whats good to request. . all i know is that you say canadian candy is da bomb and i believe ya!eat a lot for me! :)

Melissa said...

Absolutely beautiful! Have fun. You deserve it!

Jill said...

I have no idea about Canadian candy, but I do know that my brother in law will be going to UT next year and that we'll be there for Thanksgiving!

100 Percent Cottam said...

i will miss you! :( but i'm excited about my candy!! i'll take lots o' caramilk and some mcintosh minis. have a safe flight!! :)

me, myself, and I said...

Smarties!!! I second Natalie on the minis. And ketchup chips! :D

Of course, I don't expect you to get any of it for me, but I definitely envy you for getting to go see the old folks. I miss 'em. Silly me, I should do something like call or email. (Bad grandchild.)

jenjamin said...

Can you bring me a Wonderbar? Ohh I would love that! Get your genealogy records and I need to have you over for lunch, we are probably sisters :)

Suzanne said...

I hope you have a wonderful trip. I knew you were from Canada, but didn't know you were from Lethbridge. We've had so many missionaries in our ward from that area of Canada. Every one of them (no kidding) -- and there have been many -- has been wonderful. They must grow them right up there!

tiburon said...

Have a super fantastic trip!

I am allllll about the Mackintosh. It is the BOMB!

Tell everyone hi from us :)

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful time! No ketchup chips for me- eewwww.

Ashley said...

have a great time! there's really no place like home.

Andi said...

Fun for you! Have fun and be safe!

Natalie Scott said...

Come back safe to us! And I love me some Caramilk :)

MiaKatia said...

Have a wonderful vacation! Enjoy your family :)

Shelley~Maren said...

Hope you're having a blast in Canada! Eat some Jos' Louis for me! :)

Chris and Tara Mason said...

I think it's so funny that both you and Chris are international travelers this week! :) Great minds think alike (or travel alike)!
Ok - have I ever had McIntosh? Everyone seem to be raving about them! And as you know, all of the boys in this household will want Kinder Eggs (we just found out that someone ratted out the cute little German store where we usually get them and they got in trouble with customs).
Anyhow, have fun! Tell everyone hi and give them all hugs from us! :)

Mel said...

Have a fabulous trip! You'll have to post pictures and tell us all about it when you get back.

Darleen said...

Have a fun trip! Enjoy your parents. No candy for me. :( Diet...

Melissa said...

Hope it was a blast!!

Andrea said...

I went to Lethbridge once - it was beautiful. Hope your trip was great!

Home Sweet Home with the Englehart's... said...

Beautiful!