Yesterday was to be a dinner at daughter Nicole's for 7 family members. It turned out to be dinner for 16 with 3 more in attendance on Skype. And what fun we had.
When we realized the whole bunch were going to be coming, scrap the menu and start over. Nicole ordered sushi and there were plenty of desserts.
Doug, Parker and I took a walk around Nicole and Mike's neighbourhood. The area of East Vancouver where they live has an annual display of Christmas lights. It was quite beautiful. The pictures don't turn out too well.
We had Gayle, Vahan and baby Wren on Skype. Technology is amazing. It was so cute when the little grandchildren at the house interacted with the baby and family in Montreal. "Hi baby Wren" Sophie would say "Wanna say "hi" to baby Juliet?" It was delightful.
|James and William in Winnipeg|
Doug and I are always in awe when we look around the room and realize that in one way or another we are responsible for everyone of them. Even the in-laws. They wouldn't be part of the family if it weren't for us. To see different groupings of sons-in-laws with sons, daughter with her sister-in-law, and our daughter's mother-in-law and brother-in-law all having fun together is priceless.
|Ashleigh (other m-i-l in the background)|
|l to r - Chris, Jason, Sophie, Mike and Graeme|
|Nico and Juliet|
|Sophie and Juliet|
|Michelle and Charlie|