My mom and step dad came for a visit yesterday. It was great. Rick had a seminar all day, so Kale and I went and picked up Mom from her hotel and we came back here for a visit all day and when Rick’s seminar was done, he joined us for dinner. Ross had a conference as well, and was able to transit there, so it was nice to have the car. In fact, I am so used to not having the car, I couldn’t really think of anything to do with it after we got back home. 

Here’s Kale and his Nana:

From Kale 6 to 9 months

And although my mom won’t like this picture because her eyes are closed, I really like it because everyone is smiling:

From Kale 6 to 9 months

I wish I lived closer to my parents so that we could see them more often. One of my great memories of growing up was having my grandparents so close I could walk there. I remember going to see my Nana and she would make us cheeze whiz and bacon bit sandwiches or brown sugar buddies, thereby ensuring a life long addiction to sugar for me, and my Grandpa would act out crazy characters for me. They had a hobby farm and we would hang out with the chickens or the rabbits or the goats. I loved having them so close as they were really interesting people who loved to sing and goof off and although I loved my parents, there is nothing like grandparents to entertain you as a young kid.

Ross and I plan to move to the Island sometime in the next few years, and it honestly can’t come soon enough for me. I want Kale to grow up knowing his grandparents (conveniently, both sets live in the same area now) and the ferry system tends to make the distance seem so far. It’s hard to coordinate a trip over there for us with Mooki and a baby and blah blah and it is as equally hard for them to coordinate trips over here with accomodations and what not.

Family means so much more now that we have Kale. It always was worth the effort, but sometimes other things seemed like priorities. It’s just not the same anymore.

13 years ago

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  1. I think Kale likes being with his gramma, and vica versa. My kids feel the same way you do – once you have kids of your own, you really feel the need to be closer to parents and grandparents. Their goal is to somehow end up here on the island too! Hopefully, that can somehow happen for all of us. Your mom and I can retire, sit in our rocking chairs, and entertain and spoil our grandchildren!!

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