S: The Bannister Family 2011
BC: Made with love by Melissa Christmas 2011
FC: The Bannister Family
1: Where it all began... | April 17th, 1982 The day they said their "I Do's"
2: Wesley's first years... | Born July 2nd, 1985
3: Playing in the snow with Dad | First ATV ride with Dad
4: 1986 Wesley's 1st Birthday
6: Melissa was born...
7: I love my new little sister! | February 14th, 1988
8: Parents are the unsung heroes of every person that has ever done anything great. Think about the people that you most admire in your life. Do you attribute any of their greatness to the people that raised them? Often, we do not even think about the fact that there were most likely two people who were most influential in making a person who they are. Of course I am referring to his or her parents. If a person is great, remember that greatness is not achieved in a vacuum. There were people who sowed the seeds of greatness.
9: Brothers and sisters love each other. When it comes to defending a sibling, have no doubt that brothers and sisters will defend each other to the death. The irony is that sometimes they cannot say a civil word to one another. They love each other but they just can't stand each other. Brothers and sisters live so close together that they cannot help but compare themselves to each other. Invariably, one will have talent in an area where the other doesn't. This may feel threatening. The only way to combat sibling rivalry is to nurture a secure sense of self so that no one else can be seen as a threat to an individual's place in the family unit.
10: 1988 Wesley's 3rd Birthday!
11: Christmas 1988
12: First Pool Party 1989 | Fall 1989
13: Christmas 1989
15: Erika was born!
16: Prince Edward Island Family Vacation 1993 | Santawoods Sandspit
18: 1993 Melissa's 5th Birthday
19: Family Tradition Family Love
20: gr 2??1995 | Wesley's Grade 4 Graduation | Wesley's 10th Birthday!
23: Family is like a picture, treasure it and hold onto it forever!
24: Family Summer Trip 1996 | Wesley turned 11 yrs old.
26: wesleys 12th bday 1997 | 1997-1998... | Families are like fudge...mostly sweet with a few nuts.
27: Dad's 40th Birthday Celebration! | I Love my Family!
28: Our family is a circle of strength and love... With every birth and every union the circle grows... Every joy shared adds more love... Every crisis faced together makes the circle grow stronger. | Melissa`s 11th Birthday
30: Wesley's Hockey Memories... | 1995
31: Pee-Wee B Champs 1998-1999
32: Midget A Champs 2001
33: Midget A Champs 2002-03 | Midget A Champs 2001
34: Melissa's Figure Skating Memories... | 1993
35: First Medal Won! | First GOLD Medal!
36: Summer Skate 2001 | 2001 | Jennifer Robinson and Melissa!
37: Skate Dartmouth Last skating competition
38: Wesley's 15th Birthday! 2000 | Wesley's 16th Birthday! 2001
39: Wesley at Gibson/Gordon Falls | 2001...
40: Great Gram Bannister`s 90th Birthday Party!
41: Dad's 46th Birthday! | Family Love | Family Love
42: 2005... | 2006... | Halloween Party
43: 2006... | Great Gram Bannister`s Memorial Feb 22nd, 2006; 93 years old | Before Wesley left to work out West
46: 2007... | Gram's 70th Birthday Celebrations!
47: ...2007 | River Run | Doug and Val's Anniversary Party
48: 2007... | Georgie became apart of the family! | Halifax September
50: Happy 25th Anniversary Mom and Dad! April 17th, 2007
52: Happy 50th Anniversary Grampy & Gram L! 2007
53: Christmas 2007
54: Camping over the years...
55: "..Cuz it runs in the Bannister family.."
56: The 3 Bears
57: 2010 | 2007 | 2011
58: Dad's Baby... 1974 GTO
60: St. Martins 2010
62: 2008... | Dad`s 50th Birthday Celebrations! | Summer | Melissa began Nursing School in the Fall
63: Thanksgiving 2008 | Christmas 2008
64: Melissa's 21st Birthday! | Mom, Dad, Doug, & Val came to Halifax
65: River Run | 2009... | Wesley & Angie came to Halifax!
66: ...2009 Christmas!
67: 2010... | Angie graduates from Oulton's College!!
68: Aimee and Gary's Wedding! August 21st, 2010
69: Mmm.. grilled cheese
70: Rob and Steph's Wedding October 1st, 2010
72: Nick & Kat's Wedding! July 23rd, 2011
74: Calgary... | Mom & Dad's trip to Calgary! July 2011
75: Winnipeg... | Mom & Dad then flew to Winnipeg for Kat & Nick's Wedding and Melissa joined them!
76: .Memories of our family and childhood are what shape our personality and who we are. We take the traditions we grew up with us into adulthood. Our childhood home, in our subconscious is like our mothers womb. It will always be our true home and the home against which all future homes will be judged.
77: Many more great Bannister family memories to be made...