22 December 2014

An Evening with Friends

     Hal and I have finally convinced Nicola to bring the kids down for a visitShe recently lost her husbandmy dear friend Donin a motorcycle accident last month a few weeks before ThanksgivingEverything has been a whirlwind of emotions and turmoil since then for Nicola and the kidsHal and I convinced her to get out for a few hours without any pressure and just drop by and visit us.
     We are looking forward to seeing themPlans are for a nice dinner right across the street at our favorite local restaurant early this eveningThe rest of the time will be devoted to relaxing and letting them unwind for an evening.
    As I write this on Monday morning starting a slow day at the office, I can say that we all had a wonderful time last night. The cats were awesome and adorable with the kids.
     
    Hal, Nicola, Connor, Edna and Brianna.

     Brianna had a really good relationship with Spartacus, as the picture clearly shows. Stevie Nicks was too busy posing for everyone else to let me get a shot of her, but she charmed everyone all evening. Maxwell stayed aloof for most of the evening, but later he did sit next to Edna on the couch.
    We will be seeing everyone on xmas later this week. Hal and I are looking forward to more time together with Nicola and the family.