But even though it can sometimes feel like a hassle, it is always, ALWAYS worth it in the end.
I hope that one day, Flannery and her cousins will look back on fun times they spent together as kids and feel a part of something big and strong and loving. More than just family--a family that really appreciates one another and realizes the strong effect we have on one another's lives. On both sides, I tell you, we are so lucky to have just that.
|monarch butterfly & little red riding hood are ready!|
|These were the scariest faces they could muster. :)|
|hay ride fun|
|Stair-step cousins all dressed up for the fall festival|
If you could, how close would you choose to live to all your family? I think men and women might differ on this one. I think I'd be happiest living 15 to 30 minutes away from family. Mostly because I'd love to have a weekly dinner all together with the extended family. And because any commute over 30 minutes long overwhelms me.