It was good for my soul to be around family. It was so peaceful and soothing to be around people who've known me my whole life and who deeply love me and whom I deeply love. I mean, really. When you leave most of your family 13 hours behind, it is a true blessing to have some family only two hours away!
The toddler ran around the backyard with my cousin, he caught his very first fish with Uncle K and Daddy, and he pretty much had the time of his life!
The party was so much fun! There were lots of people gathered on the back porch, eating a yummy meal, and listening to the rain storm. Um, perfection, yes. We stayed up late that night, playing games. Have you ever played Quelf before? I think it should be renamed "Awkward." ;)
|Me and my cousins. They're wonderful, and I love them a lot. :)|
When we left, we decided to go see Duke University--where my dad graduated. It is only 30 minutes away. We walked through Duke Gardens, the toddler got to feed some ducks, the baby ate copious amounts of lilcrunchies cheese puffs and yogurt bites, and I (for about the 35th time in the past 2 weeks) was unbelievably grateful to be living in such a beautiful part of the country.
And here we are, at the start of a new week! I hope your week is full of blessings! :)