Our Family Braves the Chaos

Summer in the Okanagan is always a time for family. The first summer we were here, we were completely overrun. But now in the midst of construction and a crazy busy summer, only the truly devoted brave visit to our house.

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My BFF was so awesome… Not only did she bring her three kids including the little newest baby to see us, but she also stayed in a hotel nearby. I felt so bad not having her in our house, but it really wasn’t safe for the small children with all the medical equipment. Probably wasn’t safe for all our medical equipment to be around the baby and 2 4-year-olds either! Plus, we look like hoarders right now. The boxes filled several rooms and hallways…

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Auntie Von and her namesake, Sugar

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Anyway, their baby sleeps all but 6 to 8 hours a day, so it was nice for them to have some peace and quiet as well. We had one of the twins come over and play with the girls, had some beach time, and a nice long visit on the balcony of her hotel room. We polished off a bottle of wine and did that wonderful catching up that you can only really seem to do in person.

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Anyway, their baby sleeps all but 6 to 8 hours a day, so it was nice for them to have some peace and quiet as well. We had one of the twins come over and play with the girls, had some beach time, and a nice long visit on the balcony of her hotel room. We polished off a bottle of wine and did that wonderful catching up that you can only really seem to do in person.

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My brother also came to visit, on his annual summer voyage through Central British Columbia. We appreciate that he takes the time to CS, as it’s virtually impossible investment in time to travel up north for us at the moment. Uncle B chilled on the sofa bed and survived the chaos of living at our house with all the boxes around. We had some nice beach time, and he enjoyed some much-needed catch-up time with the kids. They have a blast when he’s around… He’s like a big child himself!

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We also had lovely visit with friends from Alberta, of which there is no photo documented evidence. Both our friends are vets, and he was great talking about the construction of our clinic with them, has been going through the same thing within the last two years. They also have the nicest kids… And ours got along so well.

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Another honourable mention went to our friends who organized to meet outside our house. We just set the night, and J booked the bowling lanes for us. Super fun… And no guilt on our part about not working, and no set up time, either! So fun, and so easy. Thank you!

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Only a couple days, and our house will be empty of boxes, and have room for more friends and family!

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