Kristi and Jason with their dogs arrived at noon and we all went to Jake's at the Lake for lunch. Garrett and Kat treated us all. Thanks guys. Let the festivities begin.
The afternoon cleared up so we had a campfire in the backyard.
|So much for the newly planted lawn. lol|
Relaxed Saturday morning.
Jason's "happy place" with his own TV. lol
Saturday morning, after Garrett and Kat's waffles, the gang left me to handle getting the prep done for our Easter dinner. They all went into Duncan to the Farmer's Market. Ray snapped a bunch of pics of their adventure.
|Busy Saturday market.|
|Someone even brought their bird!|
|Garrett, Kat, Kristi and Jason|
|They always have entertainment.|
|Jason with his coffee.|
|This is one of the totems on the downtown totem walk.|
Perfect timing ... Ray texted that they were at the Country Grocer picking up Jason's parents birthday cake and I had just finished all my prep. The dogs were waiting patiently for their "people" to come home. lol
The kids helped getting all of the patio furniture back up onto the sundeck and the deck boxes onto the dock. There sure is a bunch more room now compared to last year with the old deck. All ready for Jason's parents to arrive.
Kat had a nap in the gravity chair on the dock while Garrett and Kristi went for a kayak trip down the lake. A beautiful warm spring day.
And they are off!
Jason's parents arrived shortly after 4 and we spent a couple of hours on the deck before dinner. Nadine brought us a bouquet of decorated easter cookies. Thanks they are lovely.
Dinner turn out great, lots of laughs. Again Kristi and Kat manned the kitchen and did the dishes again for me.
After dinner we had birthday cake that Kristi and Jason brought as both of Jason's parents have birthdays in the next couple of days.
|A lot of "dog action"!|
A lovely visit with Nadine and Dale. When they headed out to go back to Victoria around 9pm, everyone was pretty tired and headed to their own beds, other than Jason who went downstairs to watch TV.
Sunday morning, after coffee and toast, Garrett and Kat collected all of their stuff as well as a bunch of tools etc that Ray was giving Garrett. Their SUV was loaded to the gills! Off they went to catch the 12:15 pm ferry out of Departure Bay. They had a reservation so no troubles getting on.
After they headed out, the rest of the bunch, Kristi, Jason, Ray and I decided to take a trip to Skutz Falls and Cowichan Bay for an outing.
On the way back we treated for lunch at WhiteSpot. Once back home I got our irrigation up and running with all of the new plants, Kristi went for a nap and Ray and Jason watched a movie. The predicted clouds have moved in and it's quite gloomy out although warm at 14C.
The dogs are all tuckered out and spent the day sleeping. After dinner, Kristi and Jason headed home as Jason still is working on his reno and needs to get the sealer on the grouted tiles.
And that was our fabulous weekend with our kids.