Friday, April 29, 2011


We just finished hosting a family gathering for a week. My parents were there, as well as my brother, sister-in-law, and their two children.

(photo courtesy of Trish)

It was six very full days, a wonderful visit. It had been four years since we'd seen my brother and his family, as distance and expense had hindered us. Our kids had never met. All the same, it was an amazing time.

We played games, we went on outings. We watched the kids play. We played with the kids. We worked together. And last but not least, we ate.

(photo courtesy of Trish)

The boys were so sad to see their cousins go. My oldest, in particular, was very downcast for a while. We mustn't let four years pass again. Still, we soaked it up while we could.

Family. Cousins. Togetherness.


Jamie said...

We had such an awesome time! Thanks for being such great hosts. Can't wait till next time! :)

Kristin said...

My brother lives all the way across the country so we don't see him much either. His family came for a visit in January and all 8(!) kids got to play together and the adults were able to talk and yes, eat! Wonderful memories.