Wednesday, March 10, 2010

'Nothing like family

My sister and her two children arrived in Utah this past weekend, for a quick 4 day visit as the first part of their spring break vacation.  After picking them up from the airport late Saturday night, the frenzy of excitement began early Sunday morning and held strong through until we left them at the airport hotel in SLC this evening. 

The weather was cooperative enough for us to spend plenty of time outside while they were here, visiting the local zoo, trips to the playground and walks to the ice cream shop. All four kids seemed to relish in one another's company, and I felt lucky to be able to share a little piece of my life here in Utah with my sister.   

Her unselfish nature has supported me in so many ways over the years, and despite her initial dismay with us for leaving the Kootenays to take on this graduate school adventure back in 2008, she's been there for me every step along the way. Besides loving my children like her own, she's my role model, a best friend and the person on the other end of the phone when I need it the most. The last four days went by in a flurry, and although our time together seemed to revolve around keeping four small children happy and healthy, I'm left with a full heart and a stronger appreciation for the unconditional bond that is, family. 

1 comment:

gladventurer said...

Oh the miracle of a loving sister.
You are truely one of the lucky ones.
Love the photo of S and R.
Sophie has found another younger man in Mazatlan. Corbain is 3 and thinks she is the best thing ever( so does his dad) as she dives and retrives his Tonka trucks from the bottom of the pool.