This weekend was all about family, as both Stephen came home from college, and Dan's brother and family came for a visit. It was wonderful to have a full house!
They basically were all here for only 24 hours but it was a fun-packed, full 24 hours. We watched the sunset over Lake Ontario.
We ate together, played board games, chatted and laughed.
The four cousins had fun teasing each other.
Then yesterday they came to church with us and it was such a wonderful thing to see Dan & his brother play the offertory together. They both are very musical and it was the first time they've been able to play together; Paul on the piano and Dan on electric guitar.
I am thankful that we live closer and are getting to see them more often. For most of our married life, we have lived too far away to see Dan's side of the family for more than once or twice a year. I think we've either visited or have had someone visit us at least 7 times in the past ten months. And it is a blessing!
They left around 3 yesterday and Dan left soon after to take Stephen back down to his college. He ended up spending the night because it was so late when they arrived.
It's not perfect, but I'm thankful for the family God has given to me!