We have felt blessed beyond belief having our children with us this past week. Being scattered about the country as we are, times together are so precious to us. When the girls were making their initial plans for this visit, they were very specific about the fact that they were coming to see their grandmother. After seeing her, they were also really anxious to see their cousins, aunts and uncles who live in the area.
It was a wonderful weekend of reunion beginning with dinner with my sister-in-law, Deb, and niece Kacy. The girls are much older than Kacy, but were delighted to see her. She's changed a lot in the four years since they were together.
This is special to me because Deb & Kacy are all that remains of my side of the family.
After this evening together, Paige left to return to Chicago. The rest of the gang went on to Uncle Dale & Aunt Carolyn's for the night. We were all tired, but managed to stay awake long enough to reconnect.
Saturday found us visiting with Aunt Bets & Uncle Jimmy on the way to pick up Grandma for lunch. Lunch was such fun. Lots of laughing, singing, dancing and sharing. Oh yes, the singing and dancing came from the "little ones".
Hanging Out with Grandma
Having Andrew is like seeing his Dad at that age.
The Twins provided the singing and dancing.
The "Other" Cousins
If you look closely at Steph, you can see that "Wyatt" is
on his way
We ended the weekend with a stop at the Austin Dam Site. Jim and I grew up in the shadow of this landmark and never really paid much attention to it. Funny, isn't it, how it takes a visitor to show us the beauty of what is right under our noses?