family weekend

Doug & I went to visit my family the weekend after the 4th of July. 
His brother, Zach; our sister-in-law, Michele; and her little sister, Sam, met us there 
and we had a glorious weekend! There was a lot of picnicking, bonfiring, laughing, eating, camping, boating and bocce-ing. Boccing? Bocceing? Bocce balling. 

Our campsite for the weekend.
Zooey loves the farm.
Intense competition.
Mama & son.
5 years of bliss & weird faces.
I spy a tired pup.
Here's my 94-year old grandma, playing bocce ball.
She's so awesome! She didn't win this round, but she won the next round!
 Favorite place on earth with several of my favorite people. 
Life is good.


  1. wow, those views onto the water are amazing!! there's nothing like a familiar place with all your closest family with you! i love that your 94 year old gramma played bocce ball with you, too :)

    have LOVED reading your updates about Ethiopia! can't wait to hear the news that you're able to go back for your VISA interview!

    1. Aw, thanks so much Kristen! I agree - family + a loved place = bliss!

      Thanks again for the encouragement regarding our adoption too! We are praying that date comes soon soon SOON! :)