This past weekend was perfect in every aspect of the word. My Dad called me up on Thursday and said:
Crazy? Nah, maybe the idea was a little cramped sounding (we only have 1 spare single bed). It might sound a little like me cleaning the house like mad the next day, but crazy? More like wonderful! Who could say no to being with their Dad on Father's Day? Not me! I relish every chance I get to see these people. They are my favorites."Hey Jenny, I've got a crazy idea for you. What if we came up for the weekend?"
So Saturday morning my parents packed up my two youngest siblings (there are 6 of us total) and made the 4 hour trek to our apartment. My parents are pros at this by now. All of our family lives 8 plus hours away and most of the time all 8 of us rode together in a van. Traveling with only 2 kiddos in a regular car for once? No problem!
Anyway, once they got to our place we spend the rest of the day having fun just being together, eating, shopping at our favorite outdoor apparel store, and watching Tangled. Perfect, and again I say perfect. On Sunday, my family was able to see us lead worship at our church! It meant a lot to me for them to witness such a big passion in our lives. Then to put a big fat cherry on top, we went to lunch with Jonathan's parents at the best southern comfort food type of restaurant I have ever been to. (It's so good that we go there almost every Sunday.)
Oh, and we snapped some pictures too!
Aren't they just adorable? They both have my mom's moon shaped eyes. I love those baby blues!
The classic family Father's Day photo
They would! My parents are so silly sometimes. Now you know that I come by it honestly! If you only knew the amount of silly pictures I have taken in my lifetime...let's just leave it at that.
Could we pass as parents of an 11 and 8 year old...at 22 and 23? Haha! Maybe we'll still look like this after having a few youngsters...maybe.
I love my Daddy! He and Jonathan are my heroes!
I love my life with Jonathan, but I really didn't want to see them go. I guess you realize just how much family means to you with age. One thing is for sure, I am incredibly blessed by them!
I hope you all had wonderful weekends as well!