|Jeanette drove out to Easton's home for the Christmas morning gift opening. He was in a festive mood; as were his parents.|
|Easton is 'Face Timing' with his aunt Courtney and Uncle Deni who called from Edmonton.|
|This wonderful wooden rail set seems to have hit a strong note for Easton. He absolutely loves this toy set.|
|Trevor's mom and her husband bought this car and slide set for Easton.|
So Easton, Ginette and Trevor enjoyed a nice Christmas at home.
It is now clear that the flu virus I attracted is the H1N1 strain. All symptoms described by the virus were those I suffered with. It packs a powerful punch - something I have never experienced before (nor wish to ever experience again). I am far from over this condition but life has greatly improved. I am sleeping well, again, and other than some latent body pains and congestion, I am on the mend. I need to work on gaining increased energy though. That will come.
|Sure do not wish this on anyone......!|
|Mariette (L) welcomes Easton, Ginette and Jeanette.|
|L-R Mariette, Easton, Ginette and Lorne.|
They also have a son, daughter in law and a granddaughter who live in Edmonton, Alberta. Their younger son, Justin, lives in Vancouver and he was there to celebrate dinner with us too.
|Easton was so surprised to see me when he arrived at Lorne and Mariette's home. Not having seen me in a few days, he was somewhat startled by my presence. It was sure nice to see the little fella on Christmas day.|
|There was a little gift exchange......|
|......while Justin kept the home fires burning....|
|.....and before long, we settled into a five star Christmas dinner.|
|Before choosing to attend Christmas dinner, I knew that I was no longer a threat to spread the virus. By all medical accounts, the virus is usually transmitted before one gets ill.|
We've rolled back into the post Christmas routine. Once our newest grandchild is born, Jeanette and I will drive to Edmonton, Alberta, to welcome this new family member. We will also get to visit Jeanette's mom who lives about 90 minutes east from the city of Edmonton.
We did get to 'Face Time' with Jeanette's mom on Christmas Day afternoon while she was enjoying dinner with Jeanette's siblings. Mary was so surprised by the quality and ability to see and chat with us in real time. She was quite taken by this technology. Now that she understands it's potential, I can see us 'Face Timing' her whenever one of the daughters visits. Great stuff!!!!
That is about it from here. Thanks for dropping in.