This was the beginning of what we hope will be an annual trip, tied into a Christmas get-together for our S-I-L's work. He has one of those amazing online jobs where he can work from home and live wherever he wants, which is what enabled them to move to B.C. in the first place. But the company, a very small and specialized computer programming group, is based near Detroit.
It would not only be wonderful to see them once a year, but to enjoy a new family tradition of the grandchildren decorating the tree. That would be a huge help to us, and we don't know when or whether I'll be able to travel that far.