The first phase of our trip is over. My sister Tricia and her family were the last family stop on this trip. My parents may join us for a weekend in Oregon in August, but other than that our time visiting family is through, and it makes me so very sad. We have had the most incredible time. I have loved spending time with my parents, siblings, in-laws, and nieces and nephews, and it has been so wonderful for my kids to get reacquainted with everyone again. All the cousins have grown up so much in the last 3 years, and it is so sad for me to think that we don’t know when we will see everyone again.
If we ended our trip now and headed back to Alaska tomorrow, I would say our trip has been a success and all the money and time spent to make it happen has been so incredibly worth it. Building memories with those you love, is to me, the best thing you can do in this life.
Some of my sister Melinda’s girls.
My sister Jennifer’s kids.
My sister Emily with my niece Livs (Olivia).
Shawn’s sister Lydia and her dog Barney.
Camdon with his cousin Beck. They were best buds at Grandma’s house.
My mom, my brother Josh’s boys, and my sister-in-law Cordie and her kids
My sister Tricia’s boys.
I feel bad that I don’t have a picture of everyone we visited, but I hope you each know that we loved spending time with each and everyone of you. I’m tempted to make the rounds again. I have enough family that I could just spend a week at each persons house every 8 weeks!