It was the kind of weekend where you didn't want to go to sleep because you were afraid you were going to miss something. It was the kind of weekend where there were ten conversations going at any given minute. It was the kind of weekend where if the kids asked you if they could have one more popsicle, it was fine. It was the perfect weekend and I didn’t want it to end!
I love my kids being part of a bigger family. I love when we get out of our little world and become a part of something bigger. I love how my kids grow and mature right before my eyes when they are with their cousins.
My Parents, Aunts, and Uncles instilled in our generation that family was to be held with great importance. I am grateful that they made sure we put family first. I want this to be part of the legacy that we give to our children. I think that there is something really special about being with people that share your genetic makeup. It was fascinating to watch and see how my kids are alike my family is so many ways. There is something so connecting about being with your family. My hope is that the memories made this weekend will carry on in my kid’s hearts and make them want more of that connection.
We did it all this weekend. We had cookouts, brunches, slip-in-slide parties & dive-in movie pool nights. We even had Tacos Without Borders come and deliver dinner one night. Among all of this fun, I think what I loved the most was watching the kids play together. I can remember being their age and running with my cousins. I love looking back on those memories. I can remember my parents talking with my Aunts and Uncles and all of us kids running around like crazy not believing that we were up as late as we were. I can remember swimming in my Aunt and Uncle's pool and not wanting to get out. I can remember waiting on the front porch watching for my cousins' car to pull up from their long journey from Maryland. Watching my kids do these same things was so amazing.
I know we will remember this FamFest for years to come. I can't wait for the next one!
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