Roger's job in Calgary has gone from a six week stint, to probably going until March. He is enjoying the challenge and we take turns seeing each other so for the time being, it's working well. He's also housesitting his Mom and Herb's home while they winter in Arizona so they're happy and it's great for him.
In November, Kathy and Randy Cardon spent a few days with me and I showed them around to some of my favorite places, and in the process, discovered a couple new ones. They seem bitten by the island bug, and time will tell if they make the plunge or not.
|Love Rathtrevor Beach - just a short walk from the cottage|
|Kathy and Randy enjoying a walk through the Filberg Gardens in Comox|
|Gorgeous day at the Comox Harbour -- one of these days Kathy and Randy will be cruising up here on their boat|
|We went to a wine tasting at 40 Knots winery - nice way to try out BC wines!|
|Heather Christie is an incredible baker and created these two cakes to celebrate Aunt Martha's birthday|
We arrived on Christmas Eve, and the food, drinks and fun went on for our whole stay.
Anette made traditional Norwegian Christmas Eve open faced sandwiches, which were really delicioius. Later, when Magnus was asleep, we feasted on fabulous seafood we bought at a nearby shop.
|No better place to be than with family at Christmas|
|Anette even made the homemade bread!|
|Roger cracks me up -- look what was in my stocking!|
|Christmas morning with a toddler -- such fun!|
On Boxing Day, Brad and Anette treated us to a really delicious brunch at the top of the Seattle Space Needle.
|Fun seeing Seattle from this vantage point and picking out marinas for us to come with the boat.|
|Brad and Magnus -- love these boys!|
|Magnus and me -- can't help but smile|
|Magnus enjoying a hot chocolate -- "It's like coffee"|
|"Come here, pig!"|
|Magnus keeping a step ahead of Roger!|
It was a big surprise to wake up to a dusting of snow this week -- first I've seen in Parksville since arriving last January. Roger drove to Victoria that day to check on the boat and he said it was a beautiful, sunny day and it was tempting to take the boat out for a spin.
Roger heads back to Calgary tomorrow, and I'll be rolling out the welcome mat again as more visitors are scheduled to come in January -- can't wait to share our love of the island!
"Always believe something wonderful is going to happen".