After my sisters headed up to Geneva on Thursday, I had just enough time to nap, change all the sheets and towels, and put up a welcome sign before more company arrived!
My brother Chris and his wife Pae came in at 4:00pm on Friday and Dad arrived later that night around 10:00pm.
We had another crazy airport experience picking up Chris and Pae since we forgot to take into account that they were coming in from Bangkok and would have no cell service! So, I showed Brooklyn and Lily pictures of Chris and Pae and told them to shout if they saw them while I was circling the airport. In the meantime, Chris and Pae were waiting inside as they would have done in Bangkok, believing I would come in to get them :) After about an hour of circling Brooklyn started shouting, "Uncle Chris! Uncle Chris!" Just on time for me to pass him and have to circle the airport one last lap before picking them up!
But that's OK. We more than made up for it by making them a homemade lasagna for dinner that night. The Lasagna was a special request from Chris who has had very little of the food he grew up on whilst living in Bangkok!
After dinner, we chatted, went on a walk to go shopping, and played around with Chris and Pae for a couple hours before it was time to head back to the airport to get dad. Chris and Kevin ended up going to the airport for dad while me and Pae had some more time to talk. This was another one of those perfect moments on the trip for me. It was sooooo fun getting to know Pae (This was the first time we'd met since her and Chris got together 6-ish years ago!) She was so funny, easy going, and easy to talk to. I could tell right away why Chris moved all the way to Bangkok to marry her. She is PERFECT for him and PERFECT for our family! I LOVE her!
Sometime around midnight, Kevin and Chris arrived with Dad in tow. They had stopped to pick up some snacks for my dad before heading home. Once they got settled, we fed dad some lasagna, chatted and laughed some more, and then headed to bed.
The next morning Kevin made blueberry pancakes and sausage for everyone for breakfast! It was a smash hit, even though dad ate potato chips, squid, and seaweed with his pancakes :) After breakfast, we packed up lunches and got ready to meet with the rest of the family to head downtown for a day of tourism!
Once again, it was so much fun to have a little one-on-one time with my family members before we all got together in a big group. We loved every second with Chris, Pae and Dad, and continued to have fun with them for the rest of the trip.