Friday, June 17, 2011

comings and goings

A reunion 18 months in the making.
 Two days before Christmas 2009 Lori and Leon left for Australia.   Yesterday they returned to Canada.  And while I was so unbelievably lucky to visit with them last year, it's been a long 18 months!  Since just after Christmas 2010 we've had June 16th circled on the calendar and I was so lucky to be able to be at the airport with her family for their homecoming.  And as you can see below, this is not the only big arrival for them this year!  Eleven has always been Lori's magic number and 2011 is set to live up to that promise!

welcome back to Canada, Mr. Quick!

LOTS of new changes on the way - Mama Joan and the mama-to-be

A welcome home card from Hunter James

 From the airport and welcoming back dear friends, it was a mad dash to the Delta to send another friend off in style.  My pal and former colleague Marie is leaving us for Toronto.  And while we will miss our petite ami avec le grand rire - oh that laugh! - she's off on an amazing new chapter in her life!  (Maybe she'll even finally take up the cello... )
our little curly-haired spitfire
the delta patio offers one of the great views in the city for a great celebration
you just knew there would be speeches!

1 comment:

Hayley Bustos said...

sweet post. I wish I could have been there!!