Sunday, February 24, 2013

One Baby+Northern Ireland x 9 Plane Tickets = .....

Dustin's entire family came for a visit last week. I like to think that they all just missed us so much, but I have a feeling it had a tiny bit to do with a certain 6 month old most of them had never met and some dramatic Northern Irish landscape.  And the Guinness didn't hurt.

 For some it was a short visit, and it felt like we had never been away...until my nephews walked in and I realized how fast they were sprouting adult-like tendencies.  It was hard for me not to embarrass them with stories where I reminisce about fighting for a chance to hold them, or talk about their tiny squeaky voices, or nicknames we had for them. 

 It was great to have almost the entire family here, minus one little much-loved guy who is waiting to come home from Korea.

Someday these seven boys will all be together, and the world will never be the same.
All of the nephews, minus Elliot, who we can't wait to finally meet.
The week was filled with castles, laughter, and some of the best food we had had in a long time.  There were many games of Candy Land and Crazy Eights.  There was birthday cake and wine, and even some American Valentines Sweeties.  Luckily, I married into a family full of love, generosity, and a willingness for adventure.

Now the process of reminding our boys that the world doesn't just revolve around them begins...

Completely worth it.


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So glad that you could enjoy the company of Dustin's family this past week! Blessings to all of you from us!!