I’m not going to Japan, but my mother-in-law is. She’s originally from Japan and since her hubby past away last October, her next step in her life is to go back home. We had a family get together to say our goodbyes. Very difficult. My poor hubby is feeling like he lost his dad and now his mother. We are planning trips to Japan, so we are in hopes to see her this summer.
She’s really a wonderful lady, very sweet and kind to those she cares for. She took care of her husband night and day through his cancer. Very strong lady. I admire her and love her.
Some little candid shots of the day:
First, it was such a nice day the frogs in the backyard were having a GREAT time.
The drive always leads us through Vasco Road. Cows, barns, nice green colors and a little bit of US pride (painted immediately after 9/11 by a local).
The party was full of family – here’s the girls! I’m the second from the left… L-R Felicia (my sister!), Moi, June (my momma in law), and Sidonia (D’s brother’s better half – hee hee).
Um, Sidonia is a WIZ at the margaritas! Although I don’t drink at any other time, anything she creates is a yummy experience. Oh, btw I can only have one I’m quite the light weight.
Little bit of an issue – D’s brother had a bit of a fender bender on his way over. Ouch!
We own the townhouse his momma has been staying in, here’s the outside with all of the garages… I’ve been thinking we should live there after the kids graduate. He really doesn’t wanna. He says he deserves an 8 car garage. So, I guess I deserve my forest in the backyard! Not sure where that’ll take us!
More girly time – Me and Sidonia
Even more girly time – Me and my sis
The cake for June
My son Jim and my hubby – this family just can’t look at a camera without goofing around!
My family as we were leaving – I can’t seem to stop getting all teary eyed… I just love her so much. L-R Back Row – My son Jimmy, My hubby, Moi, my son Stephen. Front L-R my son Daniel J and my Mother In Law – June
We love you June… and are going to miss you terribly when you are gone. It just gives us an excuse to go see Japan!
Love and Light,