Monday, July 13, 2009

Hepu Reunion 2009

This past weekend, we had the pleasure of meeting up with our travel group that we went to China with for Cara-Li for our 6th annual reunion. 7 of the 8 families made the trip to Stoneham, Quebec where we rented 3 beautiful cottages (complete with hot tubs!) in the woods. The accomodations were great and we all had a fabulous time together as usual! Upon arrival, Cara-Li was gone within minutes to check out the place and play with the other girls. Completely out of character for her but we couldn't be more pleased! Since our last trip, Cara-Li has now learned to speak French and can easily communicate with the other girls. Obviously made a huge difference as we did not see her the entire weekend! In total there were 12 little girls ranging from 2 to 9 years old. There were sleepovers happening for all the age groups in differenct chalets but Cara-Li was not ready for that. There's always next year :)

We arrived mid-Friday afternoon and settled in before some of the others started to tricle in. Once everyone was accounted for, we began our annual 'Wine and Cheese Fest'. Everyone adds what the want to the buffet table and then the party begins. This is always my favorite evening of the entire weekend as most of us have not seen each other in a year and there is always lots to catch up with. Needless to say that this usually goes on until the wee hours of the morning and We always get a late start on the Saturday which this year was not a problem as we did not have anything planned. We did end up have a group lunch followed by a swim in the pool which was around the corner. Saturday night was once again a BBQ smorgisborg but ended somewhat earlier due to the night before. A lovely brunch was made by all the next mrning before it was time to wrap things up and make our way home. Another year gone by with our lovely little girls from China. Who can believe it.

Here are some pics of our weekend.

The girls playing 'spies' with their flashlights

I think we need to get a hot tub!

The BBQ Dads

The Girls. Aren't they all beauties?

The Parents. Aren't we all beauties :) Photo taken by Cara-Li with my SLR. She does a better job in framing than Gord does :)

Our little family of four

The Four Musketeers... Friends Forver!

On our way home, we made a pit stop at Montmorency Falls.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Great pictures! Looks like a fun time. Too bad our group all lost touch ...