I woke up this morning with a very full heart. Now that I'm back to classroom teaching, I try to use my weekends wisely...doing things that NEED to be done and also things that I know I will truly enjoy. This weekend fulfilled both those requirements.
I've always been big into spending time with my family. I think we all feel that way about each other. Especially my Mom's side of the family. There aren't many of us...I think 21 of us total...but we all love each other and being together. Like we spend every birthday and holiday together. Not because we have to, but truly because we want to.
|Claire, a chick, & Dawson at Aunt Jan's Bday celebration|
|I know it's hard to see...Claire, Asher, & Dawson losing their minds in Tim & Leah's front yard!|
My Dad's family lives in Florida. Honestly, we've never been very close to them and lately that's started to make me sad. My cousin (who I hadn't seen in 25 years), his wife, and son came through San Diego this weekend and so we had made plans to have dinner together.
|l-r: Holly, me, Katie, Mom, Dad, Claire, Steve, Drew, Joy, Chip, & Lincoln...Chris took the pic|
|Lincoln & Claire meeting for the first time.|
When we got back to our house, Lincoln ran out and told his mom, "I wish Claire was my sister. She's so cool because she jumps on the trampoline, goes down the slide in the pool, jumps off the rocks into the pool, and even wrestles with me!" The BEST!
|And now the cousins after spending a day together...SO cute!!|
|Claire & Olivia...so sweet!!|