Finally, they said it. The punchline of their lesson:
“Why would I want that???” was her question…
Last week we had a family dinner in Utah. I got to see my brothers who didn’t make it to the beach and their sweet families, as well as some of my cousins and an aunt.
We ate and then sat around and (as Watsons are wont to do) talked and talked.
Mahon showed Jason how to start a blog,
and Cindy Lynn took her turn with the baby.
Sweet Scarlett, who was my friend last summer, would have nothing to do with me this year as a stubborn 2 year old. (But she was very interested in the chocolate cake!)
Thankfully Elizabeth, her four year old sister, was more willing to hang out with me.
After showing the captive audience the family reunion slideshow,
The crowd dispersed.
Some to resume their interrupted play in the driveway,
others to congregate in the driveway for more conversation,
still passing baby Liam around.
It was with great sadness that I wrenched myself away from all of these people that I love. It was time to check Jason into his dorm and after that I still had a 2 hour drive before I was done for the day. We had stayed much later than planned (of course!) and it was still so hard to leave everyone.
I passionately love this place that I live. I love my house, my yard, my neighborhood, my city, and my beaches. I love the friends that we have made here, friends who stand in the place of family for us on so many occasions.
But I sure love my family too.
And that is why I am so glad that I know that