(left) old pic of Ann, Chris, Denise, Chris - (right) Auntie Fran & Ceiba
Bill and Fran came by this week with pizzas & a Christmas present for Ceiba. They've always been close, but I think losing Mom made Fran feel like she needs to look in on us more often. Ceiba sees them as great aunt and uncle. Bill really misses Chris to talk coins and cop stuff. We laugh most of the time we're together!
And tonight my sister Sheila came down to visit. It's near impossible for us to get to see her and also hard for her to get away from her farm. Ceiba was under the weather tonight, but loved meeting her aunt in person instead of pictures. Carrie came over too, and we all had dinner and a great visit. I know as we set out with the Foreign Service, it will get more difficult to get all of our families together at one time. Have been trying to grab the camera more often these days.
(left) Carrie, Ceiba, Sheila, Denise - (right) Denise and Ceiba
So though we are still waiting for the house to sell and the green light to leave IL, I know we're trying to visit as much as we can. When we see everyone, I nag them to get their passports and sense of adventure ready to come visit us!