well, we're in canada and having a great time! today is our last day here and i can't believe how quickly the past week has gone. i've had a chance to see so many dear friends and TONS of family (we had a family BBQ on sunday and nearly 50 people showed up!) on monday we took the ferry to vancouver island to see our friend miriam and her family. unfortunately we were unable to do much sightseeing as we awoke tuesday morning to pouring rain! :( fern and leah and their kids were in the area, so we met up with them at a mall in victoria before coming home. the past few days have just been more relaxed....chilling with the family. andy and cara and sarah are down from princeton, so we are hanging out as much as possible. this is the first time that our entire family has been together since my and josh's wedding 3 years ago!
tristan has been doing amazing. on the flight here he barely made a peep and was in a pretty good mood all day despite having nearly no sleep for 12 hours straight!!! he has fallen in love with my sister cherie and is being very generous with his charming smiles. he's adapted well to taking naps in a "strange" place, the key to which we found was making sure the room is so dark that he can't tell that he's not at home!
today darla is coming over for a coffee date and my mom is making lovella's recipe of roll kuchen for lunch. josh and i just may go out for dinner (alone!!) though he's been feeling quite sick, so we'll wait and see how that goes. like any fabulous vacation, i could easily stay for another whole week, but my true home is beckoning and soon we will leave this land of vibrant green and arrive back into the land of various shades of brown and gold.
i've got so many pictures to post, but they'll have to wait a few days...