The Ulles Family, Paula, Bob and I after lunch.
This family feels so much like our extended family from Catalonia in Spain. We have a history since the late 90's through their daughter Marta who arranged for Paula and I to visit her parents and sister in Barcelona and La Seu D'Urgell. With my intermediate Spanish and a lot of pantomime we all became close friends. Xell who had some English acted as translator with her parents. Later Angeles would come to stay at our home when Marta lived with us for a year. We have known this family for 9 years.
Today we met at a restaurant in honor of the small guest hidden behind the stroller hood in the photo: their first grandchild, Joan (pronounced JoAhn which is John in Catalan)Bernat. We anticipate that we will see the proud grands more often now.
The Guest of honor, four weeks old, slept through our lunch.