Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Birthdays, Bff's and Baking....

This week was the best!! Aunty Penny and "Aunty Lorelei" (my cousin) came to Calgary for a girl getaway. I have always loved my time with them...but this time, although short was just so special. We laughed, we cried, we vegged, we baked, we solved the world's problems in our pj's, we shopped, and we stayed up way too late!! We celebrated my birthday...they spoiled me. The thing I love about my Aunty Pen is that she has this knack for making me feel celebrated always...not just on my birthday. I always enjoy Lor. She is easy going, fun, gentle and smothers our girls with attention and affection and they adore her! Our home got busier and bubblier once Nana and Papa arrived with one of Brielle's bff's (best friend forever) Maddy. After a loooooooong drive, (due to the pass being closed) they had arrived and our home felt like Christmas!! We made a bunch of appetizers, special k bars and played vanishing whist. Dad and Erik took the kids sledding and we were able to share the parts of our life that we are so enjoying about living in Calgary with people that mean so much to us. For my birthday, mom and dad took us all out to Chili's...nummy food and lots of laughs. Then, mom and Lan and I chatted into the wee hours. Then came the goodbye, which doesn't ever seem to get easier. I just want to tell our family how grateful we are for their support, for the visit and for being such wonderful friends to us. Thank you for being here to share my birthday. Thank you for making the trip. We are so blessed. We missed you before you left...we can't wait for the next time.
PS. We have great pics that I will add once we get our computer fixed...check back!

You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them. ~Desmond Tutu

1 comment:

Mom and Dad Black said...

The baking, the eating, the laughing, the crying, the games, the tobagganing, the "tim horton's donuts", the "second cup latte", the "birthday bash", the love we sensed in your home, the kisses and snuggles from our little princesses and the two of you....what a blessing, what a treasure, what a memory! Thanks for everything kids. we love you to the moon and stars!