We've been away from el blog for way too long. I started this post last week, but then we lost our internet connection for a few days. I may not have had time to post it anyway, though, because we have been so busy visiting with friends (college friends Christine & Cam, and then St. Thomas friends Philip & Ella and their three kids). And then we "helped" Aunt Kay move house (she is 9 months along with Baby "Viutis" and can hardly be expected to pack or lift boxes so we chipped in where we could, unpacking whatever had just been freshly packed and standing in doorways and on stairwells while Dave and everybody else tried to load the truck). We were really, really helpful.
But before all that, we went to North Carolina for ten days to attend our family reunion. We saw P-roc and Eloise and mommy's cousins and we had so much fun we cried (literally) when it was time to come home.
There is quite a crowd of us now, so we needed two big houses to accomodate us all. The beach houses were mere steps from the ocean, and there was a swimming pool in one of them, so we were really suffering the whole time.
BR met his great-grandparents for the first time, Granny and Papa stopped by on their grand Southern tour, and we finally got to pinch those Eloise cheeks (we discovered that she doesn't always like that, so it's actually best not to)!
I even got to see Kristin and her (four!) girls. They spent the better part of a day and played in the sand and the pool with mine. We are sad that she is moving from N.C., one of the perks of visiting my grandparents over the last five years (or more?) is that she was living in the same town!