Monday, May 12, 2008

Mother's Boxing Day

Well, since the official Mother's Day was spent in mourning and the funeral service and interment of my Grandmother, Didier and I thought that Monday might be a slightly less emotionally charged day to celebrate with Mom...

We started off with giving her a card and some certificates to Chez Cora's (these have quickly become the gift of choice between my patents and Didier and I for all occasions: Birthdays, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Anniversaries, and so on. We all love brunching there, and fortunately they are in Halifax as well as, of course here in Montréal) and and an assortment of potted houseplants in a massive teacup. :-)

We then went out to Peggy's Cove (A regular haunt of not only Didier and I when we are out East, but too, of my Parents, as well as a place Mom used to take my Nan on special occasions...). We had a nice dinner, full of delicious seafood, and the requisite Gingerbread for dessert.


And then we took a little walk out to the lighthouse. It was a windy day, but alas the tide was not in our favour, so no fabulous breaking waves were to be seen...


It was windy, AND sunny enough however for us to bundle up and have the ubiquitous wind swept hair... well all except my father... ;-)


And after waiting and infinitive amount of time for some French Tourists to move out of camera range* I popped off a couple timed photos, of which this is one...


A wonderful day was had by all, and on the return drive home we stopped off at the cemetery to ensure all was well, said a quick hello to Nan, then headed over to her house for a little bit of work and ended the day at y Parent's watching the last Vicar of Dibley DVD, a series we all absolutely adore.

All in all, not such a bad Mother's Boxing Day...

6 comments:

Maria said...

Glad there was some time to make more happy memories for you, Didier and your folks.

Welcome Back!

Misster Kitty said...

Yea it was a great day.
Wish i was still there lending a hand, but what can you do, ya know...

JB said...

I love the picture of you standing behind your Mom and Dad. You should make an 11 x 16 (or larger) out of that and frame it. What a beautiful shot of the three of you - your expressions are perfect, and it's framed so nicely by the ocean and rocks. Seriously. It's a Christmas - or anytime - gift to your Mom and Dad...and to yourself.

Misster Kitty said...

yea, I dunno there were two pics I was not aware they were taken when theywere or else I'd have smiled more, but I LOVE Mom and Dad in the pic.

Newsguy Bob said...

I'm with JB. It's a GREAT shot of all three of you. Lots of depth.

I think once you get it enlarged and framed, you'll agree.

joe*to*hell said...

condolences to you and yours!

the good part (if there is one) is that you got some gingerbread.