Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer continued

In terms of weather, this summer has been SOOOO much better than last.  Granted, there was a lot going on last summer with Corbin just having come home and my having fallen off the wagon er I mean deck and spraining my ankle (being in Russia and completely stressed to the max for 5 weeks doesn't mix well with a great BBQ'd rib eye and 2 grande glasses of good red wine - but I digress) We are making the most of this summer!  We spent the long weekend in Saskatchewan at the lake with friends and toasted a year for both as families.  It's rare to become friends with people who have adopted internationally but it's even more rare to already BE friends with people who coincidentally are adopting at the same time.  Our boys came home from different sides of the globe within 2 weeks of each other and we marvel at just how far they have come.  From there we traveled on down the road to say a quick hello at our family reunion.  Admittedly, we were there for a very short time which is Mama's fault.  I missed many of the reunions over the past 12 years because I hated going to a FAMILY reunion without the family I had lost.  Now, I don't know many of the people there as geography has dispersed us far and wide but we went so that Corbin could hang out with "Baba GG" for awhile and get his fill of "noses" in.  Touring on homeward, we did a pit stop at Great Grandmas where he visited and met more family for the first time.  The highlights were swimming in the lake, hanging with "Mushi", seeing his favorite boy cousin Connor who is also adopted, noses with GG, the bouncy house of course and counting pump jacks all the way home.  Next stop: Boston.  Corbin is coming out of his skin waiting to ride the, "big rocket airplane to Steph's house!" where he will meet another Russian comrade Misha who has been loving home for 3 months now.

Batten down the hatches Steph... we're on our way!!!

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Love the pics of his dive. Nickolas has a "puddle jumper" life vest also. It's quite possibly the greatest invention EVER!!