Oregon was awesome! We got to spend some time with my Crazy Canuck relatives. We never get to see them, because they live in Eastern Canada and . . . well, let’s just say we like to stick to the good ol’ USA.
* Auntie K *
This is my Auntie K, and I love my Auntie K! We’ve always called her Auntie K, and she’s always been the sweetest Auntie anyone could ask for! Her name is actually Kathy, and she’s married to a professional comedian. Therefore, they travel quite a bit (he is currently doing comedy on Princess Cruises). But, Auntie K was able to make it to Oregon for my brother’s wedding, and spent an entire week playing at Grandma’s house.
Natalie and Maejae LOVED Auntie K so much. I’m incredibly grateful for her being so willing to help with the girls while I was out doing bridesmaid things with Lisa (my new, fabulous sis-in-law). They built forts, read books, played crafts, played with toys, got lots of tickles, and even enjoyed being thrown into a pillow on the chair!
* Uncle Leo and Aunt Kathleen *
These two are hilarious! I truly believe this is where the ol’ saying “crazy canucks” comes from. For one, Uncle Leo says “eh” about 50 millions times in 1 day! Yep – that’s right. He says “eh” so often, that I doubt he even realizes he’s saying it. For another, these two joke around constantly! It was so fun to be with them again, and to have my girls play with them. Aunt Kathleen helped with the girls so much while we were there as well. She was a busy woman! But, she never complained, and the girls loved her to pieces. I think Natalie’s favorite was playing this game because Aunt Kathleen would give her high 5’s when they got a match. Natalie still talks about this game (Brown Bear, Brown Bear) with her Canadian relatives and her Canadian Grandma! Crazy Canucks . . .
Then there’s Uncle Leo’s personality. Natalie usually takes a little time to warm up to people she’s never met, especially after waking up from her nap. But, somehow, Uncle Leo snuck right in there and became one of Natalie’s favorites. She woke up from her nap to 2 new strangers in Grandma’s house. But, she looked at Uncle Leo, he said “hi”, and she reached her arms out to him. He then cuddled with her until she woke up, and she still stayed with him. AMAZING! But, that’s my Uncle Leo!
I’ll always love my Uncle Leo. When things happened with my brother, he wrote every one of us a letter. I still have my letter, and I’m pretty sure I’ll have it till the day I die. He truly cares about our family, and understands what we have gone through, and what we have had to endure. I just wish we lived closer so I could really spend time with him and his family. But, again – they live in Eastern Canada. Darn!
All I can say to sum this up is that I have awesome relatives . . . even if they do say “eh” a lot, and are classified as Crazy Canucks!