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Always Love Being Your Mom
Luke and Ethan
2017 Mother's Day Sunday dinner with the four of us, and Brad's parents. On the Saturday Luke and his parents went "Moving Out in June" shopping for some items he wanted at IKEA and at Maven & Grace on Whyte Ave.
2017 Mother's Day Weekend Friday dinner at Vicky's
In 2016, Luke (21 yrs) takes Z'Anne to Iconoclast Coffee for a belated celebration, as he was at the Music Cities conference in Toronto on Mother's Day weekend.
2016 Mother's Day dinner with Brad, Ethan, Stu & Marilyn. Luke flies home from Toronto at night.
2016 Mother's Day Lunch Ethan takes Z'Anne to Little Brick in Edmonton
2015 Mother's Day dinner. Luke (20 yrs) and Mom (Z'Anne) ate a delicious steak dinner with Brad, Ethan and Luke's paternal grandparents.
2015 Mother's Day Lunch outdoors at Farrow sandwich shop on 109 Street
2015 Saturday at Café Mosaic. Thanks for lunch out on Mother's Day weekend Ethan!
2014 Mother's Day Eating with lunch in the basement while our kitchen is renovated - yes! Went to Brad parents for dinner too.
2013 Mother's Day Gifts from Luke and Ethan, including a Hey Romeo CD. Dinner at home, the 4 of us and Brad's parents. Hot and sunny day!
2012 Mother's Day Luke (17), Ethan (13) and Mom (Z'Anne). Watched Ethan pitch the first 4 innings of his 1 pm baseball game. Brad cooked us 4 and Brad's parents a lovely dinner.
It's Sunday May 8, 2011. Only Luke (the photographer, 16 yrs) and Z'Anne (Mom) are home in Sherwood Park. Brad and Ethan are in Ontario for a very special 90th birthday celebration with Brad's paternal grandmother Hulda Jansen.
In 2010, I spent my first Mother's Day away from my 2 dear sons. I was flying home from an early 20th wedding anniversary trip to Paris on Sunday May 9th, and our flight was delayed due to ash in the atmosphere from an Icelandic volcano eruption. When we got home in the wee hours of Monday May 10th this Mother's Day surprise of flowers, chocolate and a card was in place by Luke (15 yrs) and Ethan (11 yrs)
2009 Mother's Day was an extra precious one. My own Mom (Karen Ann Harvey, Luke & Ethan's Grandma) had battled back from a reoccurrence of her breast cancer and was back home from 2 months in the hospital. From left to right: Luke (14 yrs), Z'Anne, Karen Ann (65 yrs) and Ethan (10 yrs). We laughed and seized the day together and I am sure glad Brad took this picture to remind us of this day. She died June 11, 2009 at home as she had wanted.
In 2007, Mother's Day Breakfast by Luke (12) and Ethan (8). No photos of the people yet found (smiles).
A lovely spring day on May 14, 2006 for Mom and Grandma in our Harvey-Jansen backyard with Luke (11 yrs) and Ethan (7 yrs). Hockey on the driveway was underway.
On May 8th, 2005 the focus of the photos was on the "big kids - Brad and Z'Anne" and their Mom's. Have not found any photos of Luke and Ethan as of yet but we certainly celebrated with them.
Ethan (above) and Luke (below) with their Mom on May 9, 2004 at home.
Out in Grandma Harvey's backyard, this photo of Ethan (4 years), Mom (Z'Anne) and Luke (8 years). A fun tree for climbing. (May 11, 2003)
On Sunday May 12th, 2002 Ethan (3) and Luke (7) made their Mom's Day special; Grandma Harvey came for dinner too.
Luke (6 yrs) cuddles with his Mom who is wearing the new clothes she just was gifted (May 13, 2001)
Ethan (2 yrs) and Mom pretend to have a nap after opening up the new pillows, a gift. (May 13, 2001)
Apparently in 2000 the chefs rather than the Mom's got their photo taken. Here's a picture of the Dads and Grandpas cooking - from the left to right - Blair, Stu, Brad, Bobby. (May 14, 2000)
Although Mother's Day dinner was at our house with Z'Anne's Mom Karen Ann it does not seem we took any photos on May 9th, so here is a photo on May 1, 1999 as Ethan turn 5 months old, and Luke is 4 years.
At the end of April 1998 we moved to Sherwood Park, and it appears Mother's Day was not a big photo day. Likely Z'Anne was on the couch nauseous during her pregnancy with Ethan and there were boxes everywhere with just having moved. So here is a couple of photos on April 26th at the barbecue with our neighbours to say goodbye in Burnewood (South Edmonton).
On the Saturday of Mother's Day weekend (May 10th, 1997) this precious picture with our first born son Luke (2 years) and his Mommy (Z'Anne) was taken at our home in the Edmonton neigbourhood of Burnewood.
On May 9th Luke turned 14 months old, and loved to vacuum! His Mom Z'Anne hoped this interest lasted (nope it didn't!). Then on Mother's Day weekend Saturday May 11th, here are the gaggle of girlfriends from church and the children - Leanne with Braedon & Chelsea, Nadine, Amy with Scot, Cheryl with Nathan, Z'Anne with Luke, Barb.
Had dinner together with both sets of grandparents at Grandma and Grandpa Jansen's on May 14th, 1995. At only 2 months old everyone wanted to hold me!
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