Friday, July 30, 2004

Ring Ring...Allo?..Moon? ...OMG SCARLETTE IS THAT YOU?!?!

Let me tell you I almost fell off my chair when the phone rang and it was a familiar voice on the other end but only one I had ever heard on the mic in chat. Scarlett had told us she may be in the area this summer but wasn't sure when or if it was going to happen....For those that know Scar she is a nurse living in Hawaii..when she is on vacation she leaves that paradise to come to the mainland...what an odd concept lol..leave Hawaii for vacation lol ..doesnt that make ya wanna slap her ? You would think it would but if ya had the chance to meet her all u want to do is hug that special lady...and I did, NEENER NEENER

Anyway...she comes to the mainland to visit her; sisters and parents...she does alot of sight seeing with her sis and the kids and this time was no exception..when she called ( with the prompting of her sister who knew I was close to montreal) she says, Moon I am at the Olympic stadium... I just wanted to call you before we head out back to the states, I am with my sister and her family first reaction is (in my best Anna voice) OH HEEEEELLLLLLLL NOOOOO!!!... its real easy to get here from there... I can order pizza for all for supper.. (my pizza place really loves me these days lol) and if Chris and I don't get to see u when u are this close I will never forgive u girlfriend!...........So with that being settled I had to just wait for them to arrive lol
Omg what a pleasure... they all arrive in 2 vehicles,,,,, sister Terri, hubby Tony, kids Kate 18, Joseph 12, Collin 11 and Brian 7...I think I got that all right lol....what a bunch of well raised kids and smart as can be aswell, was such a joy spending time with them all and ofcouse our buddy Scarlett..aka aunt Chell...I can't begin to tell you how fun it was to see her in person.

We all sat outside on my famous deck and the boys enjoyed playing with my dog and a blow up ball we had .....then the youngest Brian is walking around the yard looking at my Pergola and bench just pondering the place when he comes apon my bird bath...(simple large dish looking thing with one leg pedistal)....and we happen to be watching as he dips 2 fingers in the water and does the sign of the u do in catholic church lmao.....omg I thought we were all going to piss ourselves it was just to cute and funny for words...but I bet my birds are blessed now lololol

Needless to say, the family had planned to go home but with some carefully constructed logic, that driving at night was a bad thing, 4 kids saying common dad we can leave early in the morning and my assuring them I had room for all and it was my pleasure....the ever thinking Collin saying to me, I sure hope we stay but I dont want to put u our..wher I replied ....thats so sweet Collin and I will make u a deal...I will put u in the least comfortable bed ok, where apon he laughed and said OK............I think the cherry on the top of the decision sunday was...Mom taking DAd to the grocery store for a few things they meant to take back home from Canada...(as SHE carefully spelled out THIS IS WHATS GONNA HAPPEN AND WHY SCENARIO)...and they all lived happily ever after sleeping at moonies for one night lol.

The rest of the evening was spend in greatly interesting discussions...lots of laughter, getting to know eachother somewhat..and watching 4 kids try to communicate somehow with my daughter Cleo and her trying to do the same in her limited broken english with them. They sure came up with some inovative ideas such as using french english dictionaries....e-mail to e-mail sending using a translater...Collin talking real loud but real slow in Cleo's face and Kate telling him SHE ISN'T DEAF!!! and Cleo bursting outloud in laughter totally understanding that part ...or just running back and forth asking Chris or myself how do u say this and that lol...I think they really got a kick out of the experience...I know my daughter did.

Then to the wee hours of the morning...Scar and I just gabbed and laughed till we had tears rolling down our cheeks like 2 girlfriends who had done it before, known eachother eons like it was a common occurance..what fun we had!!!...who knows given our distance when we can do that again but I will always charish it and I am also very thankful to have met such a nice family in her sister Terri and hubby Tony and kids..................we certainly hope to see them again sometime...besides they have advised us that we can bring the dog for a visit any time lol...........Well I guess I could call todays blog my SCARLETTE LETTER LOL....hope u enjoyed it , I sure did writing will follow when I have them to load..............


Red Clover said...

"We all sat outside on my famous deck and the boys enjoyed playing with my dog and a blow up ball we had "

Whew had to read that part twice. I thought you said blow up DOLL lmao

Shannon said...

Yanno........ I'm just jealous as hell!!! I didn't getta Scar hug :( But I'm so very glad you did. Next time just chain her to the basement and send her family away, then call me, I can drive there in what? 12 hours or so? lol, the pics are great and again I'm so fekin jealous!

lol hugs to all