[singlepic id=88 w=320 h=240 float=left]At times it’s hard to get all the kids involved in an activity, so it’s a rare treat to see them all engaged in trying to clean the yard before winter. What made it even more special for the kids was their Grandpa Peterson (Kara’s dad) making a rare appearance and helping them out. If you notice in the images, my youngest daughters are probably getting the better end of the deal. Before anyone cries foul, all the kids were thanked, hugged and fed a fantastic barbeque that Kara prepared while they were working! Does it get any better than that? I don’t think so.
If memory serves, I remember being lucky to get a grilled cheese after spending all day raking leaves as a youth. I swear sometimes that yard must have been set aside as a national park!
On Tuesday August 21, 2007 at 11:00 am at the South Ave. building (The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints)Â will commence the services for Clarence Peterson.Â Father of 3, grandpa to 7 and great grandpa to 9, he will be greatly missed.Â Although he passed away last September (in California) of health complications, the family awaited for Grandma Peterson to move back home to Montana from California.
Every person who met and knew grandpa will always have an amazing story to tell about him.Â His bravery, sense of duty to his family and those around him.Â He walked boldly on this earth and fought to the very end.Â His strong hands helped those who were struggling, fought off those who were in his way, but were gentle enough to knead bread on a Saturday morning, read the paper and sip coffee and give pony rides on his knee.Â This is the grandpa I remember.
We all have moments in our lives that we can look back and reflect on what makes your Grandfather turn into Grandpa, or a Mother that turns into mom.Â Take the time now to find those memories that makes your family important to you.Â Â Even though it is hard to lose someone, I am proud to say I am a grand daughter of Clarence Gottfried Peterson.
What with the webhost change and the interesting loops that life throws at you, I haven’t been able to post the wedding photos until now.
Kaley and Justin were married on 22 July 2007. Kara’s aunt, Linda, used my camera to capture a little video for all those interested in viewing. This video has been blended from three separate files. First, my wife, Kara, and her brother, Kavan. My daughters, Abigale and Marijke are standing to the left. Next is my sister-in-law, Kristi, and whomever her escort is and lastly is my sister-in-law, Kaley and her stepfather, Tim Hammond.
If you have problems watching the video, please comment and I can post the individual files.Â Here is the link to the photos that were taken during the wedding.Â These are the ones that my family took so there will be more as time and other family allow.Â Kaley’s Wedding Pics
Today, Kara’s sister, Kaley Peterson will be wed to Justin Burke. Kara will be acting as bridesmaid, Kieran and Bridget along with their cousin Nevaeh will be flower girls, and Abby and Annie will make sure guests use the register (whatever that position is called). Pictures will be provided later tonight as time permits.
I’ve known Kaley since she was a young teenager. She was a wonderful girl with lots of dreams and hopes. Throughout her life, she’s accomplished a good majority of her goals except for singing with Reba McEntire but who knows what the future holds! I’ve long admired her for her drive, competitive spirit and desire to do what’s right.
I wish her and Justin the best. Please join me in wishing the new couple well in their future live together!
Following is part of the wedding announcement:
The parents of Kaley Marie Peterson and Justin R. Burke announce the couple’s intention to marry Aug. 4. Kaley is the daughter of Bill Peterson and Kathy and Tim Hammond, all of Missoula. Justin’s parents are John Burke of Missoula and Marcia Burke of Bonner.