Over the past few week, we have had oodles of visitors coming to see us in our new home! It has been such a blessing to see everyone and fortunately Bellingham has been having one of it’s nicest summers in recent history. We’ve been having a blast.
Our first visitor was my best friend, Jess! She was up in Washington for a baby shower and tacked on a few extra days to come and spend some solo time with Evelyn and I. We had such an amazing time together, chatting, drinking coffee, running, exploring Bellingham, having Happy Hour and chatting some more. It was amazing to see her and have that time together.
Next up we had a visit from my mom and Helen. They made the long drive from Bend to see us and spend a few days en route to British Columbia to visit some of Helen’s family. Evelyn loved spending time with her Oma and Nana and getting to eat lots of meals out in Bellingham!
Having just relocated back to British Columbia, our dear Canadian friends from Regent College days are now within driving distance to Bellingham! We could not be happier about this! Shelley, Levi, Avery and Ella and made the drive (which was supposed to be 4 hours and turned into much longer with a 4 year old and 10 month old, but they made it!) over the border to see us for a weekend. Spending time with them is so easy and comfortable, it is always such a joyful time together. We enjoyed some ice cream and time at the park during the day and evenings were spent chatting and game playing (adults only!). It was perfect and far too short!
My sister, Mandy, was our next visitor. She drove up from Portland to spend a few days with us. Auntie Mandy is so much fun and of course I love spending time with my sis. We had a very relaxing and refreshing time together!
The Hernandez clan were next up on the schedule and we couldn’t wait! It is always so wonderful spending time with Derek’s sister and family. The cousins love playing together and the adults love relaxing with a cold beer and conversation. Richie (aka Tio) was kind enough to give of us all haircuts while he was here, including Evelyn’s very first haircut! Thanks for visiting, we had a perfect time as always!
My mom came back for another visit and this time she brought my dad along with her! It was a short but sweet visit. My dad just loves being a papa and Evelyn loved spending time with him. And of course it was quite handy having them here to babysit for our anniversary date!
Yesterday we had the honor of having some special visitors from Vancouver come spend the day with us in Bellingham! We went to church with Fran and Andrew during our Regent years and were in a home group with them. They became very dear friends during those years. They now have a daughter, Anica, who is 6 months older than Evelyn. We loved having Fran and Anica down to visit for the day. The girls played great together and Fran and I got to spend lots of time catching up.
That concludes our visitors thus far. Tomorrow my sister, Annie, is coming to visit for a couple days before her and I head off to Seattle for the weekend. Then I know October will hold at least a couple more visitors. I think this is more visitors than we ever had in Vancouver, Scotland and Bend combined! What fun!