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Meeting Elise for First Time

Our great niece, Elise, was born the day after Christmas. Since then, we have made two attempts to visit my family and meet baby Elise. Both attempts were thwarted by inclement winter weather. Yesterday, we finally met baby Elise!

Our morning began at 8:00 AM with breakfast at the Train Station, a restaurant located in our hometown.

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My husband has lived most of his life in our hometown. The Train Station has been serving food for as long as he can remember. The food quality is excellent; prices are affordable; and the service is great. Today Bob’s daughter, Stacey, and our son-in-law, Mike, joined us for breakfast. The four of us enjoyed a hearty breakfast and bountiful conversation. An hour later Bob, Stacey and I began the 2 1/2-hour drive to my brother’s house. Mike didn’t accompany us, as he had plans for the day.

We had a wonderful visit with my brother and his family. I cuddled Elise and interacted with my other great niece, Anna, and her brother Kaleb. The conversation among the adults was lively and enlightening. It is always good to catch up on family news. We keep in touch on Facebook, telephone calls and email. However, I feel the best way to catch up on family news is in person.

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This is our niece, Emily, and
her 2-month old daughter Elise

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Kaleb, Anna and Elise
our great nephew and great nieces

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Elise with her mother and grandparents

Not everyone in the family was able to come yesterday. We missed those of you who had other plans. We hope to see you next time!

10 Responses to “Meeting Elise for First Time”

  1. ~mel

    I'm reading and saying, “aww” then I scroll down a little further into the post and I'm saying it again, “awww”. AND one more … “AWWWW” so cute!! You're right though… you can interact on facebook and the phone; but there's nothing like a good ol' visit in person!

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  2. Scott

    There is just no substitute for family. We had one of those “train station” restaurants much like what you describe. The breakfast scones were to die for. Then they built a rapid transit track and put the station for it at the same location and tore the old station/restaurant down. Too bad, so sad. Have a great day.

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  3. Denise

    A great post Linda, you have a lovely family. Baby Elise is adorable and the picture with her and your other niece and nephew is adorable, all great photos.

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