Manitoba trip for Grandpa’s funeral

I got Nic “The Last Kingdom” to read on the trip, and I’m looking forward to reading it after.

My Dad’s dad, Leonard, passed away on Sunday, November 8th. The funeral was in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on November 14th. Mom managed to get Ryan, Deanna, Nic, and me flights on her points, so the four of us were able to get out there. It was Nic’s first time in Manitoba!

Friday morning the four of us drove out to my aunt and uncle’s farm for a family lunch. Since moving to Toronto, I’ve definitely missed seeing wide open spaces all teh time.

Uncle Bob and Aunt Ruth’s dog, Casey

Grandpa’s funeral was on Saturday morning. All four of the children shared different aspects of Grandpa’s life. It was really cool to find out so many things about him that we hadn’t known. It’s also always a shock to realize somehow those four kids survived all their shenanigans growing up on the farm!

The Mann cousins

We had the same flight back to Toronto!

Tuesday blues

This past Sunday my Grandpa passed away. Nic and I are flying out to Manitoba on Dad’s Aero points Thursday-Sunday. It’s too bad that this is the reason I’m bringing Nic to Manitoba for the first time. I am thankful though that Dad was able to fly out in time to say goodbye to his dad, and that Grandpa was able to come to my wedding.
Because of the schedule, I’ve been home alone a lot. Until something happens, I always forget how emotional I am, so I’m focusing on happy things, like learning to crochet (I made that snowflake!) and embroidering/x-stitching an ornament (it’ll be an “Our First Christmas” ornament).

The Manns at my wedding in June

Yes, I probably cut my bangs myself. And we’re so thankful that Mom and Dad repainted the living room and upgraded furniture! 
My baptism in grade 9

The beautiful thing Mom said when her father passed away (Opa is beside her), was that now he was with Jesus in Heaven, so we should be happy for him. I’m not ready to think that about Grandpa, but I am ready to pray for peace for the family.