In mid-February Dan’s sister and her family made the journey west from NJ. It was so fabulous to see them. It had been almost a year and half. A lot has changed since they were last here, we’ve added 3.5 babies (Dan’s sister Brittany is pregnant with #2) to the family and the former little ones are now all grown up. It was so fun to see all of the older kids playing together. It made my heart glad. We did a lot of fun things but mostly, I just enjoy sitting around the house chatting about life. My kids still talk about their cousins and how much fun they had. So glad to know that we will see them again in 2014 aboard the cruise ship!
Jack was able to go skiing for his first time. He did a great job and loved having hot chocolate at the end of the day! Dan also got to enjoy a day on the slopes with Melanie, Jake and Richard. So lucky and what beautiful weather!
We went to the zoo one morning and the boys followed that up with a trip to a Monster Truck show. Jack and Tommy were in little boy heaven!
We went to Brick Oven one day for lunch with Grandma Pett. All of the older cousins wanted to sit a booth together. How grown up is that!
The Ice Castles in Midway were super busy because it was the last day of the year. But the kids still enjoyed their time especially when they met Elsa and Anna from Frozen.
And here are just a random collection of pictures from the week. I especially love when me and Ellia were twins one day. We both have excellent taste. It was great to meet sweet Lily who is 2 months older than Luke. I loved when Rachel wanted to do service for someone which led the the 3 oldest grabbing push brooms to clean the neighbors’ walkways. And the day Tommy and Jack came up from the basement in Grandpa’s hats and glasses was pretty priceless. With no naps and late nights, I often came home with sleeping kiddos. We had such a fun fun time!