"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm,
and carry them close to his heart, and shall gently lead those that are with young." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, May 14, 2012

Rachel's Birthday May 21, 2012

We realize that Rachel's birthday lands on the long weekend - Victoria Day Monday, but for those of you that are around (and in Calgary), we would love for you to join us as we honor and remember our precious little girl. 

I will be bringing cupcakes (Big thanks to Rebecca Purnell for helping me ice them!) and some snacks. Originally I thought we would bring snacks for everyone but it might be a large group. So....I'm changing it to a "Snack Potluck".  Please bring whatever you want, just no tree nuts please. Thank-you!

We'll aim to light some candles and sing "Happy Birthday" around 3:30 pm but if you come later and still want to sing again, i'm sure we could do that too:)
Please bring your own bag dinner, drinks etc...if you are staying around over supper. We will meet by the playground area, but we may need to relocate within the park if it's super busy that day....This will be a come and go event. Bring bikes for the kids, lawnchairs for yourselves etc...

Where: Prairie Winds Park, Calgary Alberta
Time: 3:00pm - 7:00pm
*Look for us near the main entrance playground! (near the waterpark - which is not open yet...)

*And please let me know if you are coming, so we know how many cupcakes to make! Thanks:)

In honor of Rachel, we were thinking it might be neat for everyone to wear pink (if you have something that's pink!) or yellow (that's the color Ethan said reminded him of Rachel) If you don't have anything that color, don't worry about it and come anyway!

If the weather is lousy, we will have to cancel. Maybe we'll relocate to our house. We will probably still be in the middle of some house renos so we'll see.....but stay tuned. I'll update this the closer we get to the day.

I'm sorry - I realize many of you are not in Calgary and wouldn't be able to come anyway but i'm sending this invite out to everyone because I didn't want to miss anyone here. Also, I thought there might be some people who might want to remember our little girl from afar by wearing pink or yellow on that day! I would love to hear about it if you are:)

Thank-you for your friendship!!!

7 comments:

Sandi said...

I wish we could be there, Kendra. I have been thinking of Rachel's upcoming birthday,and will make sure that both Annabelle and me are wearing pink as we think of her and talk about her that day.

Rachel said...

What a wonderful idea! I will be wearing pink and thinking of you. I pray you'll have a day of sunshine and special memories.

On God's path said...

I'll be sure to dawn one of these colours on Monday. She sure was a precious little girl, in memory of Rachel in Southern Ontario!

Alicia said...

I will be wearing one of those colors on that day! Thinking of you from Manitoba!!

Josi said...

I will be sure to put myself and my baby girl in pink that day (and the boys in yellow). Will be thinking of your preciousl little girl.

Angela said...

I wish I could be there!!!!! Will be thinking of you guys of course! It will be a hard day but it sounds like it will be a special one. Hugs to you friend!

Kathy and Carl said...

Praying for good weather to celebrate Rachel's life on Monday. We'll be wearing pink and remembering her with you. Sending much love from our family to yours.