scenes from my weekend

all packed | en-route | Saturday morning
Grandpa & I | keeping warm

On Friday evening my family in its entirety flew to (the oh-so-glamorous) Thunder Bay to help my grandpa celebrate his 90th birthday. Being surrounded by loved ones for an entire weekend is something that I’ll never tire of – especially when there’s a legitimate excuse to celebrate. And so we did. We celebrated the man who worked 80 hour weeks to ensure all four of his kids could go to college. Who breaks into dance when the room bursts into a rendition of “happy birthday”. Who is never short of jokes (even if my grandma thinks they’re crude). Who, to this day, curls three times a week, each and every week (and can out-lunge me any day). Who still insists he hand out ice cream money (yes, I’m 26). And who, at ninety years of age, never hesitates to climb onto his roof during a storm to shovel snow off of it for fear of it collapsing under the weight. My grandpa has led an extraordinary life and it was so amazing to see the outpouring of love for him on Saturday. ¬†There is no one like him in this world and let me go on record when I say that I hope I inherited his genes.

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

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30 Responses to “scenes from my weekend”
  1. What an inspiring weekend. I told myself that I needed to see my grandparents more often — for stories like these.

  2. tinajo says:

    That is so sweet – I wish I had a grandfather. Both of mine died when I was just a couple of years and I’ve missed that. He looks super cute! :-)

    • Jacquelyn says:

      I’m sorry to hear that! I’ve been fortunate in the sense that I grew up with all four of mine. And then both my parents remarried so I acquired four more!

  3. mary says:

    do you know who makes that overnight bag?

  4. Awww. Happy birthday, Grandpa! Sounds like we know who gets the credit for your awesomeness :)

  5. Annawithlove says:

    This entire post makes me happy!!!

  6. Thunder Bay is a great city when you get the chance to see the right places. Their parks and waterfront are phenomenal. And I’ve taken a liking to Algoma St. South: Bean Fiend, The Growing Season, Red Earth, The Hoito, Fireweed, the cooking store on the corner… so many neat little places.

    • Jacquelyn says:

      I adore the countryside (we have a cottage and the scenery on the way there is to DIE for!) but I have yet to find anything great in the city! It sounds as if I haven’t been looking in the right spots (apart from the Hoito – it’s a must of course!) Thanks for the tips

  7. Barbie Sharland Andrews says:

    Lovely to hear about your Grandpa doing so well–give your momma a hug for me next time you see her Kiddo.

  8. Jordana says:

    Stylish and colour coordinated too! Sweet post. It sounds like it was so nice to celebrate such a fun-filled weekend with family…even if you did have to wear a toque!?!
    p.s. Great weekender bag!

  9. shodja says:

    a d o r a b l e

  10. Sarah says:

    It was so sweet to read about your grandfather… mine is in his late eighties, and it really is a gift to still have him in my life! Thanks for sharing :)

  11. Aw so sweet! And what a lovely weekender you have ;)

  12. Molly says:

    These are so gorgeous! You always inspire me with your lovely photography!! xxxxxx

  13. I just got all warm and fuzzy! Happy birthday to your grandpa!

  14. Maria says:

    Wonderful, wonderful!! Such a testament to him that you all appreciate each other so much.

  15. Happy Birthday, Grandpa Lark & Linen! :)

    The tote in the first picture is really cute — where’s it from?

  16. Haute says:

    I love this picture of you and your grandpa!! It’s so unbelievably adorable!!

  17. Juliana says:

    What a sweet post. Happy Birthday to your Grandpa!

  18. What beautiful photos! Your weekend looked like a lovely one. Your space is such a happy place to visit, I always enjoy your posts :)

    cheers! julie

  19. Praj says:

    I am a new follower & currently I am in process to read your blog from new to old…:) This made my heart so heavy with memory og my grandfather… I wish he was here now so that i will spend more time with u said he lived an extraordinary life..he died just months before his 90th bday..

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