|L and her other Aunties|
As a favour to my brother-in-law I sucked it up and drove with my sister and her two kids to Vernon to visit the other side of the family. Kidding! I love those kids & getting to spend more time with them is a blessing, so I actually jumped at the chance.
It was nice to see the other side of the family again. I've known K (the woman looking at me taking the photo) since I was 18, and met her sister B shortly afterwards. So we were all friends and my sister knew her mother-in-law before she even met her future husband. It's a tangled web we weave, and I wouldn't have it any other way.
L was just enamoured with J, who is K's little boy. And E visited with his much older cousin S, who was incredibly tolerant of all the little ones and their lack of understanding about personal space.
We laughed, we cried, and A got incredibly sick, and then the kids got a little ill, and I even managed to attend a scrapbooking class and visit an old friend. It was a great start to the summer visit, and as a little payback, my sister helped me get my studio back in order from the renovations. I know, I know. It's been a long time coming! But having my appendix removed, and then myomas removed, and then a 3 week vacation to Sonoma, and then... well, you get the idea. I didn't do much this summer in the studio.
I did make up for my lack of actual work by taking a boat-load of pictures. Here's a couple more from my time in Vernon. I hope I get back out there next summer. What a fabulous little town!