Monday, May 20, 2013

milestones and memories...

We took a trip down memory lane this weekend.
It took us past places where we once lived.
Where hubby grew up.
Where we lived with our young family.
Where the ferry used to cross the river...
and the bridge now stands.

  Past rivers that are overflowing their banks at this time of year.
By the experimental farm where we used to go for picnics.
Past cousin Loretta's place on the other side of the river.
Past the old railway station...
and the museum in Harrison Mills.

By pastoral pastures...
with fields of Charolais cattle.

To the monastery that sits on the hill overlooking the mighty Fraser.

Down the trail that leads to the lookout...
...where one can see the churning muddy waters and the farmlands beyond.

 The river that is still used today to transport logs from one place to another.

Memory lane was a good place to be...
on this long-weekend Saturday.

Especially for Vern and Martha (hubby's sister)...
who were visiting from Kelowna...

...and who were celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary that very day.
 Mr. and Mrs. Willms.
Married in Chilliwack, BC on May 18, 1963.
They haven't changed a bit...
have they? :)

When our trip down memory lane came to an end...
we took them to Milestones for a celebration dinner.
It seemed the appropriate place to go!

They are celebrating with their family at Harrison Resort for the next few days.

Congratulations, Vern and Martha on reaching this milestone.
Blessings to you both as they carry on down the trail from  here.

The past is a diary of God's faithfulness.
Take a long look back and remember.

'Till now the Lord has helped us.' 
1Samuel 7:12


  1. What a beautiful tribute! The "Might Fraser" holds many memories for sure!

  2. Beautiful photos. I know I say it too often, but you truly live in the most beautiful place I've seen. It's so tranquil looking. Fifty years is quite a milestone, congratulations to the happy couple! "The past is a diary of God's faithfulness" indeed.

  3. Congratulations to the blessed couple! Fifty years is a wonderful milestone. No, they haven't really changed very much at all. Just as cute as evah!

  4. Love that...."the past is a diary of God's faithfulness"! Congrats to Vern and Martha!!

  5. Great photo's Judy and such a special way to celebrate 50 years!

  6. Beautiful photos of your drive down memory lane. I love the smiles on the bride and groom then and how they are the same now. Such a treasure to have fifty years of marriage.

  7. A fun drive and visit back to the past. One can still see the same look in their faces from 50 years ago. The celebration sounds wonderful. Blessings to them. Pam

  8. What beautiful memories! It does a heart good to see a post such as this! Blessings all around!

  9. Congratulations to Vern and Martha! Driving around places from the past is a fun way to spend a few hours. We've visited the monastery on the hill - such a beautiful place, with a great view.

  10. Such a perfect outing with your family as you drive along and cherish the moments. And they have obviously chosen the best destination to celebrate.
    Hoping the weather perks up for them.

  11. It was a wonderful couple of days with my Elmer and Judy. They are so hospitable and we enjoyed a fun drive reliving past & present memories. Milestones a dinner place so well chosen! I am so grateful for a loving husband to have shared these wonderful years with. God's thumb print is certainly all over them. We have been so blessed. We carry on with our hand in his as we move on to this next phase of our lives.
    Much love,

  12. A reminder that we need to go up to the monestary sometime...
    Happy Anniversary to your sister-n-law and brother-in-law!

  13. Congratulation to Vern and Martha on their 5oth wedding anniversary! You took them on a lovely walk. Look at the size of those flowers!


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