Last night we got back from Nicki’s cousin Fiona & Chris’ home in Poway for the third annual family gathering.  Chris and Fiona open their home to us and it is a great way for everyone to get together for the holidays.  We are so fortunate to have such great family so close.  When my side of the family visits they’re welcomed into this group which is made up of Boris and Doff, Mal and Sheila and all their children and grandchildren.  Boris, Doff, Mal and Sheila are all S. Africans who emigrated to the States in the late 50s or the 60s.  So they still carry the love of Africa with them and their kids have it as well, even if most were born Yank ;-).  I feel so fortunate to be allowed into the group and just love that bunch.  I’ve got to edit the digital images from the day and will upload them a bit later.  Another S. African, our good friend Heino, is a certified Mac expert and he’s coming by to help lengthen the life of my desktop Mac.  It’s always great to have a computer wiz “in the family” as it were.