Thursday, March 3, 2011

Where have I been???


I don't know...where?

Hmmm..busy.  Well, in the "running-around-not-sure-what-time-it-is-even.." busy.

Morning dog walk, Dentist's for Grandma Evelyn..pharmacy..phone calls..dealing with insurance..laundry..dealing with pharmacies..afternoon dog walking...and a special surprise...

A visit from my Canadian cousins :-)

Wilf and Janie..

Janie is Daddy's cousin's daughter..so we share a great-grandma..from Ireland.

And what's kinda amazing..we didn't even know we had Canadian Cousins!


{ Janie is such a great crafter/seamstress! She always brings lovely hand-knitted gift and this year a card with a photo that their son, Paul took...he calls himself  "an enthusiastic amateur"..."but I'd like to argue that amateur status ~ his work is amazing! Check out his photography:http://pbruch.com/ }


And, it all came from a trip to Ireland that Larry took some years ago..a chance encounter in a pub..leading to an elderly woman named MaryKate in a nursing home..( a distant cousin)and  her recollections of her family {our family}and my brother discovering a niece that had visited her Aunt MaryKate who told Larry about the "Canadian Connection"!

Whew!

So, we have lovely Canadian Cousins from  beautiful Victoria,  in wonderful Canada.. and..... we had our "3rd annual stop-over-on-the-way-back-to-Victoria-dinner-visit-catch-up-night".night...tonight..on their way back to Victoria after wintering in Arizona..

Conversation, talk of their trip to Egypt , laughter, playing with Braxton & Lulu..visiting with Grandma Evelyn..dinner out..laughter..tea at home, kiss kiss hug hug..safe travels..see you next year..


What a great, busy, fun, exciting, exhausting and happy day!

How was your Wednesday?

-me

13 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thankfully, my Wed. was not that busy. I'm too olden for all that! :-)

Mmmmm, good thing they took a trip to Egypt, when they did.

Vee said...

Now that is an amazingly convoluted story of how you found one another. I love it! It really is a small, small world. (I'm still battling some bug or other...visiting blogs takes my mind off it.)

FairfieldHouse said...

The more I travel, the more people I meet, the more I am convinced how small the world is and how we are all connected in some way. This is a grand example of that! You have been busy. Make sure you make some time for yourself!

Your Friend,
Deborah

Laurie said...

Fun, awesome story Colleen, my Wednesday was not near as exciting, except I found out my chickens are on order!

Vicki aka Jake said...

What a fun busy though, and kinda sorta linked into what you do for a living:) Cool...

ain't for city gals said...

Oh my..they left Arizona too early! Our weather is gorgeous this week...

Karen said...

My Wednesday wasn't so great but my Thursday was wonderful.

Pearl said...

What a great story about your cousins, it truly is a small world. My life exciting? you got to be kidding me :/

diane b said...

My Wednesday couldn't match that. I went to work! And I am way behind in comments.
It sounded like an exciting catch up with the cousins that you didn't know you had.

lifeinredshoes said...

I'll spare you the details of my Wednesday;)
It's nice to have family visit, the older I get the more I appreciate them.
And the photo of Victoria is just the way I remember it! I took my girls a few years back, so beautiful:)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

What a great surprise. Sounds like you had a nice visit and your right, their sons photography is awesome.

Sue said...

Aha...you have a Canadian connection! Cool! Your cousins live in one of the most beautiful areas of Canada too.

What fun to discover long lost relatives.

xxoo

Jillian said...

I didn't know that's how you got to know about them--definitely not coincidence to have Larry in all those places to find out about them in the end. I love it!