Friday, January 05, 2007

Schulz Layover!

It was a Christmas... er... New Year's miracle! Okay, that might be a little melodramatic, but we were pleasantly surprised to find that Tan, Glenn & Jules had a couple-hour layover at YVR yesterday! They had spent their Christmas break in Calgary/Edmonton and were on their way home.
It was so good to see them. Tanya and Glenn looked pretty much the same - despite the fact that Tanya's about 17 weeks pregnant - but I couldn't get over my little neice! Julia had her Californian-blonde locks in full flow. The first thing that took me off-guard is how Julia was much more outgoing than our Emily. This was especially surprising because Emmers had been chanting "We Want Julia!" over and over as we waited at the foot of the escalator for the Schulzes to arrive.

The next really-cute thing Jules was doing was to check out all the other patrons in the restaurant where we hung out. She would shuffle from table to table and just look at the people until they would turn their head and give her the smile she was hunting. It wasn't a real chore for the other patrons because she's dang cute. She even shared her chicken strips with Emily. Emily's ultimate evaluation of her cousin on the way home... "She cute."

Stinkin' Glenn took full advantage of his 2 hours with David J. He was a captive audience while David showed him his collection of Calgary Flames cards. Glenn contributed the appropriate minimal encouragers, then completed the coup-de-Flame when he brought out a game program from the Calgary/Vancouver tilt he saw at the Saddledome. (Canucks won.) David reacted with his usual awkwardness to the kind display, but showed his true feelings as he spent the next 30 hours immersed in the pages of the program. As an aside, Glenn also managed to slip me a copy of Third Day's new Christmas CD AND buy us all coffee at Starbuck's in the 2 hours he was here.

The kids all played together as though they were lifelong pals. Staci, Sadie & Taylor made the trek out as well and all six kids played Duck,Duck Goose, Hide-n-Seek and What time is it Mr.Wolf like old pros. Ever the cautious parent, I was a little concerned about playing Hide-n-Seek in Vancouver International Airport, (colour me cautious), but after establishing that the bathrooms and street outside were out-of-bounds, we managed to walk away with all six kids.

Seeing our family really completed our Christmas break. We're already looking forward to Tan & Jules' visit in February for Christ Goetz's wedding!


Blogger Pastor Barry said...

Tanya looks so good! I love Emily's solo, I think she's got a great future ahead of her. We love you guys so much.
Love Uncle Barry & Auntie Susan

3:13 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Cute stories, cute kids.

Glad Hide n' seek didn't get too out of hand!

:) The Caldwell's

9:45 PM  
Blogger the jordans said...

What a fun surprise! We can't wait to see them too!

10:46 PM  
Anonymous Rick K said...

Do you think "Christ Goetz" will make his own wine for the wedding!!

7:59 PM  

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