returned to cranny after 2 weeks of low stress holidays..complete with
early toddler mornings
coffees by Mike,
trips to town,
a daytrip to nelson,
a skunk incident with Smee,
evening under the stars and twinkly lights on the deck
and many afternoons on our private pebble beach
(skinny dipping also).
There was never a shortage of fantastic company...starting with our friends jeff and marcia Wall and their 19 month old Gracie for six wonderful days-lots of good talks, wine and scotch (for them, not me), and stories of the months gone by where we havent seen each other. Mikey and jeff took turns of Mike's scooter, Couchette; volunteering eagerly to pick up small grocery items or anything else that "needed" getting! then my sister and bro in law came for 2 days...was great to reconnect...cousin time and relaxing in the sun. friends from home-Jen and Ross with 2 year old kate came for a sunday afternoon-with swimming and bbq on the agenda, and longtime friend Meme and her clan of 4 came out for the afternoon on tuesday. All in all, I got to read my library books (big overdue fine coming right up!!), had great alone time and together time with people i love and cherish, enjoyed the everyday isms of our 18 month olds antics...a rich and relaxing holidays.
we returned to a house covered in drywall dust and 4 kittens tearing up the laundrey room. more on that later!
Gracie and finn hanging out on the deck
Mike scootering onto the ferry on the way to Nelson.
Kai and Finn
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