November 2nd is my sister, Valori's (left) birthday and also good friends Glynnis (right) and Phil (obvious). The really fun thing that Glynnis and Phil have in common other than their birthday is that they are both Welsh; Glynnis by heritage, Phil by birth. Phil and his wife, Christine, live on a boat-cruisers, boat people. Christine is from England and they sail to and live in and around the Caribbean usually no later than September. I begged and pleaded so much that we were finally honored that Philly and Chris bought a small r.v. in Florida and drove up on November 1st. All these favors...my family coming from Oregon and Texas, Phil and Christine coming...were given to me by way of blackmail as my 50th birthday was on November 5th and I used that to no end to get all to do whatever I asked!
My biological west coast sister and my east coast soul sister finally meet after too many years of just hearing about each other, what a special moment it was!
Maya learns to cook under duress...cook or we don't have anything for our guests to eat when they arrive or any time thereafter. Below is "Lutus" and Maya, how did they go from riding on the Playskool bus and Little Tots scooter around the house to this so fast? Maya's holding her sick-son-the-whole-time-they-were-here, Ben.
Bottom left is Christine of the afore mentioned Phil and Christine.
Justin is top left, Maya's husband, Eder, top right. Below, Glynnis' mom, Ann Marie, and my mom...sis with candle in her eye. Now you see why I've procrastinated so long about posting these photos. A lot of my pics stink, great example, this one of the candle poking my sis in the eye. MIA the whole time are Matt and Aaron who were inseparable alone in Matt's room the whole visit. Christine took great pics but they'll have to be mailed from some island way down south but I promise to add them when they arrive. Until then you can get a pretty good idea that I make really great demands when I have the chance.