Monday was Family Day in Ontario, a day off to spend quality time with our families. Now everyone has a different idea of what family time should consist of. Many people believe that it should be spent outside doing one winter sport or another. However, we are not exactly snow loving people, so that thought didn’t even cross my mind. Bryan’s girlfriend’s family, however, always get together on Family Day for snowmobiling and other outside fun, so Bryan asked if we could plan something for Friday or Saturday instead.
Having Bryan home for his college reading week, I didn’t care which day we made our “Family Day”. I was just happy to have him home and to have our family complete. When our kids are little, we take for granted that they are with us every day, and that their world will always revolve around us, but even though both of my boys promised when they were little that they would stay with me forever, our family times are changing more and more. Not only are they fewer and further between, but they are now more about enjoying each other’s company rather than parenting skills. Now it’s more like a bunch of adults simply having fun. It’s hard to put into words what I mean, but I hope that makes sense.
Friday night was spent playing cards for hours, talking, and laughing ourselves silly, and it was the most fun I have had in a long time. It warmed my heart to look around the table at the smiling faces and know that we’ve done a pretty damn good job!! Then on Saturday we hit the big Town of Orangeville for dinner and a movie, and we had a blast watching the new Die Hard movie. It’s no award winning movie, but it’s action-packed, exciting, and funny, which meant another night of laughter. What a great family day weekend :).
So, between being busy with family and blinding whiteness outside as far as the eyes can see which I am very sick of looking at (LOL), my camera has been quite idle, and I haven’t been very inspired about blogging. I am longing for the appearance of Spring so that I can get out exploring with my camera once again. In the meantime, here’s another picture from a recent snowstorm. It’s the plant stand that sits on my back deck adorned in colourful blooms all summer which appears to be patiently, or maybe not too patiently like me, waiting for Spring.