Today is Family Day - a statutory holiday our provincial government implemented more than 20 years ago. I was reading the Edmonton Journal the other morning and there was an article on how Albertans work 182 hours more than the average Canadian per year and 7.5 hours more per week than the top 15 developed countries in the world. It looks like we could do a better job at achieving a work-life balance, something I feel strongly about and seem to manage well as I`m not part of that statistic.
This weekend has been occupied with sharing memories and learning what each of us has been doing - we are celebrating "family".
My brother Curtis, and sister-in-law, Bev visited us with their children Kayli and Troy. It has been wonderful catching up with them and visiting with my niece and nephew. These two children are so very polite and well mannered.
Torrie and Mike... Mike will be starting a new job very soon and we are all so very happy for him.
Our extended family includes my Aunt Linda, Uncle Cal and cousin Lynette whom we include in family gatherings such as these. It is always a pleasure to visit with them!
One last photo from the day - it includes the four of us siblings while the only person missing is our sister Brenda and we hope to see her soon too.
Thanks for visiting - I hope you are able to spend some extra quality time today with your family on this Family Day.