Growing up, Elizabeth, Aveline and I spent so much time together, that our parents ended up becoming best friends too. So when Aveline’s parents flew over for her engagement party we were all thrilled; our mum’s cried when they first embraced.
As we enjoyed Sabbath lunch together the day before the party, all you could hear were our parents talking and laughing…loudly. We were all there, including Elizabeth’s boyfriend Jamie with their little cat-baby, Shadow.
Mother & daughter…father & cat-son.
Aveline doesn’t like cats; she’s actually scared of them, so I was surprised to find her snuggled up with Shadow at one point. Usually if she’s near a cat, she lets out a high-pitched yelp, “aaahh, it’s gonna bite me!” Oh Aveline.
And who better to enjoy silliness with (and fake proposals) than your two best friends!?
We had such a wonderful relaxed afternoon. It felt a lot like our younger days when our family’s would get together. Except that this time, there were three new additions: Brett, Jamie and Lynden. The best additions ever!