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Time goes on. Another year, another 3 turkeys gone. The weather this year was tremendous! It was warm and sunny and beautiful. A lot of family and friends dropped by and e had a huge party, outside. Tons of food and drink, some great stories, a football game. The mushrooms were still out even though the apple season was coming to a quick close. The pictures below chronicle the day. Another great Canadian thanksgiving for the Lewyckyj family and friends.
The classic group shot in front of the Motria. We had a large group this year, larger than most years. It made for a great celebration!
Nancy relaxing in the hot tub after the long day with Romko looking on
There was lots of wine, of course!
Jane looking wonderful in the candlelight
Gaetan and Peter catching up
Natalka came down from Ottawa
Katrusia was trying to catch up with everybody
Katherine was really relaxed
We were enjoying our new deck on our new house for the first time with such a large group. It was wonderful!!
Seech was tuckered out from such a long day
Seech DID make a lot of new friends that day
And had a lot of reassurances from her family
Olesia looking so vibrant in her youth
Seech knowing how to pose for the camera like a model
It was Sofika's birthday so we had cake and sang her Happy Birthday!!
The men were catching up
And the humour was running very high
Tato always likes to make the most of the day to catch up with everybody, in his 89th year
Zenko and Mychajlo catching up
Bohdan was in very good spirits
As was Katrusia
The big spread!!
Pan Smolynets came up to help us celebrate
Sergij joined in
And had good conversations
Lida and Bohdan were up from New jersey...so nice to see them!
The food was the thing!
Mama was in really good spirits as well, surrounded by all of the family and friends
Markian and Nina
Orest was flush with the company
And Gaetan really likes his wine
Young beauties graced our gathering
Some heavy politicking was going on
We had a lot of teenagers this year...sign of the times!
But all of the age groups mixed it up
Angus trying to figure out what he could do with his knife!
The next generation
Serving out the food
Hair's getting a bit long.....
Anna with her devilish grin.....
Stephan and Nadia joined us
Getting the crumble out
A lot of work went into the set up
I wonder if I can eat that......
Nobody seems to want these.......
Bring on the food...and the boys!!
Lots of work in the kitchen
Carving up the 3 turkeys was a lot of work
But even the teenagers chipped in
I don't care, I will have this first!
What ARE they doing out there?
Hectop taking the football game a bit too seriously.....
But so was everyone else
Do we HAVE to stay here and watch???
Fly my bubble to my true love
I am the football queen!!
Elsa in good spirits
Angus, the young boy
The beauty of youth
Zenko was trying to keep the game clean, but it was tough
Greg stayed close to his girls
Adrian was having a good time
Olesia was never far from her books
Old men playing WAY too hard
The pig skin
The weather was phenominal this year, We did everything outdoors
Chrystia was really relaxed
Olesia was hiding out with her book
Child labour #2
Katrusia posing with our well
Anhelyna and Alexa
Angus having an issue with the flower pot
The chapel at the Saint Benoit du Lac Abbey
Katrusia relaxing during apple picking
Olesia and Ostap, proud of themselves
Nigel, with work to go
The beautiful women of my life!
Apple picking was fun
As is often the case, Chrystia and Zenko joined us for the apple picking
Boyan showing off his wares
Chrystia eating the inventory. It was late in the season and there were not many apples left on the trees
Katrusia in the glorious sunshine. It was WARM!!
Me with my Berlin Marathon shirt
The youths preparing to strike against the apple orchard!
In the end, it was a wonderful weekend and a wonderful celebration, not just of our family but also of many, many dear friends. This web site is a way of preserving these wonderful memories for all who participated. "Preserve your memories, they are all that's left you". So we prepare for another winter and the cycle renews itself. We look forward to next October amnd we welcome everyone to join us in this wonderful celebration! Cheers!