Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Favorite Pic

Aunt Julie and Uncle Pete visited us for a week. We schlepped them from Ghent and Brugge, to Brussels' Christmas market, Paris and back. They were real troopers, especially with 4 kids in tow.
Of all the photos snapped of our time together, this might just be my favorite...

There's something so very special about having an aunt who loves them to no end, tuck them into bed and tell them stories. Something terrific about having her here, live, and in person, rather than catching up on skype or chatting on the phone. Something ironic about the photo too, because it was bedtime. This week, we slept very little and tried as much as possible to maximize our time together.
We were lucky to have them here an extra day, because of a flight cancellation due to aircraft issues. Though today, they took off and left us all teary eyed, wishing for just a few more days, even hours. Saying goodbye is so darn hard.
Jul and Pete, thanks so much for making the trip to see us. We miss you tons and can't wait to see you again, hopefully very soon.
Aunt Betsy? your turn for a story!


The Mommy said...

Dear Hill Family! Thank you so much for your Christmas card and for checking our blog too! We enjoy seeing what is new with you.

Recently we said good bye to our Gramma and Grampa when they left Singapore to fly back to Toronto. It was really sad but luckily, we have so many fun memories of our times together and we know we will see them again soon because time flies! Best wishes for an amazing 2011. Love, the Scarabellos in Singapore

MommyNamedApril said...

this is so precious.