Well it finally happened, after 7 long months my parents were able to come back to Victoria for a visit! They arrived and totally surprised Dylan (aka Tavis as he’s known here) on his 18th Birthday. We have spent a week being the most busy little bees you have ever seen.
We celebrated Mother’s Day, Dylan’s 8th Bday, my Dad’s Birthday. Played at the Carter’s farm, saw the sweet baby goats and baby chicks, had a BBQ with the Carter family. Drove around and snagged all the fresh fruit at the local markets. Spent hours at the laundromat getting me all caught up, organized kids clothing and drawers, ate apple and rhubarb pie that my Mom made, ran after Lola, weeded the garden, shopped for beautiful flowers and planted them, raked grass, ran after Lola, walked on beaches, shopped in some thrift stores, watched The Avengers at our favourite little theatre in Sidney, picked up the kids from school and took them for a fun lunch, ran after Lola some more, and Nate took my parents for Fish and Chips at Salty’s.
It was wonderful to be with my parents and to share the funny things my kids do each day with them. What a blessing it is to have family. I’m so grateful that they could come and see us, I know it was a sacrifice in many ways to come but it filled me up and I totally needed that. Thanks Mom and Dad, we all love you!