Sunday 15 April 2007

The Millichamps Have Landed

Sean, Helen, Sam & Lottie Millichamp came to visit us this weekend. I've known Helen for almost as long as I've been in the UK. We used to work together at Keane, back when it was called Icom Solutions. In the time we have known each other we have both gotten married and had 2 children each. And we have remained best friends. We have a lot in common. Our husbands run their own successful businesses. We have a twisted sense of humour. Our children are separated by just a year each. Sam is 4 and Lottie is 2.

We always have a great time when we get together. I can't imagine who I would rather spend New Year's Eve with! We trade off going to each others homes every couple months although the last couple times they've come to ours due to the dog. Bailey is now old enough though we can leave care f him to our neighbours so we will be able to visit them in Northampton soon!

One of the best family holidays we've ever had is when we rented a villa in Dordogne, France and spent the week exploring and eating fabulous food. Helen was pregnant with Lottie then. Now that the children have grown up a bit they pretty much keep themselves entertained and it is great to see them play together.

Yesterday they came for lunch. The weather is like July here so we ate outside on the patio and then went to the park. When the children were suitably satisfied that they were played out we went for a walk along the river and waved at everyone on the boats passing by. Then home for the children's dinner and Sara, our babysitter, came over so the adults could go out for a meal of delicious Sushi and far too many glasses of sake. This morning we had a big blueberry pancake breakfast (and my nanny's hash brown casserole!).
We are planning our summer holidays together. And a sailing weekend. Loads more great fun to be had......


Anonymous said...

What a mottley crew..They are really excited about having their picture taken!!!..Smile gang.. Grandma Wink

Janell said...

What a nice family! I'll bet you count them high on your list when you count your blessings.

Anonymous said...

I want nanny's hash brown casserole. If you could forward it on to me that would be great. I am glad you are update on your blogging I read them everyday at work. Thanks Valerie

Anonymous said...

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stephanie said...

Hey Whipper,
Janell Carson is putting together another edition of the Carson Family Cookbook. If you have any recipes that you would like to include, especially ones that you got from Nanny, or even the Chili Relleno Casserole email them to me and I will forward them to Janell. Or you can go to Janell's blog One Square Mile (Link on both my and LaDawn's blog) and email her direct. Janell will be mailing out the cookbooks after the reunion. You can come with us to the reunion this year in the Galactic Grocery Getter. Appealing I know!!!! Snarfy