Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Blessings of Family

Wow!  It's been a long time!  We have been busy with projects around the house (and always will be!), and last week we had the delight of a visit from our Washington kin. :)  Kevin's sister, Elizabeth, and her husband and son, Paul and Brent, came and spent some relaxing, conversation-filled days with us during Brent's spring break, and it was so refreshing and fun to spend time with them.  It had been three years since we had seen them!

Where is the time going?

Our boys have grown so much.

But, in some ways, it's like time stood still.  Love is like that.

My stunning sis-in-law and Little Mister, sharing a moment. :)

What a great, God-loving, fun family they are! :)

Besides a lot of just hanging out and talking (catching up!), we did a lot more just hanging around. :)  We went to parks, picnicked, drove around Amish country (where Brent had his first Rise-n-Roll donuts and Jo-Jo's pretzel!), and the boys climbed our trees and played in Little Mister's digging area.

We had a make-your-own-pizza night, where everyone got to be creative on my "rustic-looking" (ha ha) homemade crusts.
Hey, they tasted better than they looked--ha ha. :)

Lots and lots of Dutch Blitz was played by all!  It was so fun to break out this classic again. :)

There's just nothing that compares with time spent with family.  What a joy and a blessing last week was for us! :)

1 comment:

  1. What a fun visit! Looks like a good time and it is always such a blessing to have that kind of time with family, why don't we do it more often?! Thank you for sharing!


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