Rauchelle returned home on Wednesday after being away basically for 6 months, state side, and brought her traveling buddy Seth along.
It’s been a busy time, as can be expected for a large family but we normally are not this busy. Danaka and Mitchell did a table at a Craft Fair on Thurs, Maret had a recital for Hip Hop for us to attend earlier that day; Seth was interested in viewing Bowser from whence many of Rauchelle’s stories originated and we wanted to visit friends before the Holidays during the same long-day trip.
So, today was going to be a Quiet-Stay-At-Home day which resulted in 2 hours at the coffee shop, an impromptu grocery/liquor store trip, a sampling of Vancouver Island beers (I passed on that! Yuck!!), a belated-birthday-cake for Seth (bday was beginning of October!) so we could share with him our “Angel Cheeks” candle, followed by a music jam & dance just because, and then a gathering for “How to Train Your Dragon” before bedtime.
‘Twas the night before Seth left BC and all through the house, not a creature was pleased that he was leaving us already. Its been great getting to know him. Asking him 20+ questions, listening to his openness and honesty, watching him wrestle with the little guys, his courage of getting in our 15-passenger van with 11 Johnsons for a 4.5 hr round-trip to meet some of our crazy/loud friends with plenty of kiddos. All of it has warmed our hearts to him, and made him our personal friend. We are sad to say “
goodbye” “see you later” but such it is. Just glad that we fit in our little evening party with live music and togetherness.