Hello from Sunday night which turned into a Looong Sunday night, which turned into a Monday morning post again

April 3, 2017

It’s been a beautiful family weekend round here with my daughter Kerstin and her three little girls, and on Saturday we picked up my mother and all of us drove out to visit my son Jonathan and his little family.

Most times when it rains in the Lower Mainland, it rains right here where I live underneath the mountains, but a few miles away in White Rock, where Jonathan lives, most times the day is much sunnier.

This was the case on Saturday, and so all seven of us got into Kerstie’s big Suburban people carrier and went for a visit.

I brought an easy lunch of cold cuts, pate, a salad Nicoise, dressing on the side, and some fresh buns.

The cousins, who haven’t seen each other since Christmas, played along beautifully. It was wonderful to see that Asher is almost walking and that he’s clapping along and waving bye bye.

But Isla’s incredible hair proved too tempting and we had to keep an eye out for that.

Little Butters just hid under Chantal’s chair or the coffee table for safety.

Everyone had fun playing and catching up, and soon it was time to go back home.

This bear on the left is Jonathan’s baby teddy bear. I can’t even remember the amount of times that bear has been stitched together and washed. I’m amazed it has any threads left.

Then back home, and as the day was fine, the girls asked to have their afternoon tea outside.

And while the day was fine in Vancouver, Sunday morning a blizzard hit on the coastal mountains just as Kerstie and the girls were heading home, stucking them behind a horrific accident on the highway in subzero weather for two hours before she managed to wiggle the car thru a gap in the barrier and try an alternate route. No sooner did she get on that route then that route was shut both ways as well. Kerstie had no choice than to turn around and head back to Vancouver. They arrived at 10pm having been on the road for over 8 hours!

I think they may take an extended holiday with me for the next few days.

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4 Comments

  • Reply Kathleen April 3, 2017 at 11:24 am

    Lucky you to have them all back safe and sound. You must h-ave been frantic with worry. Your grand-babies are so beautiful!!
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  • Reply Susan April 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    Your girls are precious and Asher seems very happy to have his cousins visiting. Family time is the best. The weather continues to be unpredictable, we are all ready for Spring, yet the snow keeps reappearing. 8 hours on the road in bad conditions is no fun. A few more days with you is ideal.

  • Reply Daryl April 4, 2017 at 8:10 am

    how frustrating … for them …. Isla is the spitting image of you V and it looks like Asher is also a ginger .. i wish i was …

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm April 9, 2017 at 10:31 am

    Hey V lovely images! Oh poor Kerstie .. that must have been so frustrating, an 8 hour journey but then to have to return. Oh boy! How big has Asher got? Happy little guy 😀

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