Tuesday, August 16, 2011

FUN family gathering of Obon

My husband's brother visited us with his family.
I was SO glad to be able to see our two nieces after a bit long while. Elder one with her husband (no child yet) and younger one with her daughter (2 and a half years old). It was really cute of her that she looked interested in PC. And also she seemed to be wondering or inspecting why the songs she is familiar with come from the smaller gadget than TV.

They kindly visited to my empty parents house and offered prayers especially to my brother(first Obon). I think it is really a generous gesture and I felt quite grateful for their visit.   Haha, usual Soba menu for lunch,
  
 Whum, how this thing is working






PS> I will catch up commenting my friends post tonight or tomorrow. Sorry for the delay...


19 comments:

Sush said...

Welcome back Orchid...I'm so happy to know the Obon was all you were hoping for. How nice to have your husband's brother's family come for a visit and go honor your brother.
The photographs are beautiful...such happiness!

Hugs~

Mekkan said...

Hi! Glad to know you had a wonderful day having your relatives at home. And also let me pray for you and your late brother. You know Obon is so special for us Japanese and I'm pretty sure many bloggers we meet here feel the same way we do.This is all about families after all. Let's enjoy the rest of the summer holidays.

lyndylou said...

Lovely photos :)

artistamyjo said...

How nice to have family visit. All very pretty.
Hugs

Barbara F. said...

What lovely nieces you have, Orchid! I am glad everything went well with Obon. xo,

Ninny said...

Hi Orchid! Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I'm back at work now, school will be starting soon and there has been lots of daily training. Not much time for visiting my favorite blogs. What a nice visit from your husband's family! Everyone looks like they had a good time!

maddyrose said...

What a lovely family. I'm happy for you that they came to visit and pay respects to your brother. Thanks for sharing the special time with us. Have a good week.
Hugs

Kim said...

It was so nice seeing pictures of your family. The little baby is soooo cute! The spread of food looks yummy! I'm glad you are finding some joy in the remainder of your Obon. Hugsxxxxx

Thisisme. said...

Hi my little Japanese friend. I'm so pleased that the Obon went well. How kind of your husband's brother's family to come and pay respect to your brother's first Obon. Such happy photographs. Thank you for sharing them with us. Warmest wishes to you.

Bouncin' Barb said...

I love the pictures Orchid!! They are beautiful. The little girl is so cute and in such amazement at that computer isn't she? Precious. I'm so glad your family was able to visit you.

Ann said...

love the photo's Orchid. How nice of your husbands brother and family to visit you,and to honor your
brother.
everyone looks so happy in the photos!!
thanks for sharing these special times!!!

romance-of-roses said...

Orchid, thank you for visiting my blog and comment. Now you tell me, what exactly is Yunomi, was that your little tea set when you were a child?
Lovely family pictures.
Hugs...Lu

Tamago said...

How nice you had fun family gathering! And it's so nice of your husband's brother and his family to visit and send prayers for your brother. These family photos are so lovely. Looks like everyone is having a lot of fun :-)

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Orchid,

Glad you had such a warm time together with loved ones from your husband's side of the family. It means a lot and it shows respect and honor towards your brother.
Lots of love to you,

Mariette

romance-of-roses said...

Orchid, thank you so much and I will be looking forward to that post. Your friend...Lu

Lynn said...

Hi Orchid, What happy family photos these are. The little one is just precious. So nice of your husband's family to honor your brother. I everyone enjoyed the day by the happy smiles. Blessings,
Lynn

michiko said...

So glad you has been get together with your husband brother family.
As our traditional Obon are very good ones that is good opportunely to gathering all family.
The family photos are very nice especially a little one is so cute:-)

You have a good rest,
Michiko

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Orchid,

Strange, on my sidebar a picture of two ceramic bowls/cups is shown but when I go to read your newest post, I land on this one...

Love to you anyway!

Mariette

Mina said...

Orchid, your family is beautiful! That little one is too precious. How wonderful that you were able to spend time with everyone and that they honored your brother as well. You are such a kind and gracious lady.