What a busy, expensive, fun week!
Here’s what happened this past week:
Well, Monday started off with a bang. We headed to the airport with two car seats, three suitcases, four backpacks and five people. It was a little much before we dropped our checked luggage, but after that was pretty smooth sailing. Or I guess flying. Off we went to California! We flew into LA, and then grabbed a rental car and drove to Newport Beach where my husband’s family was gathering for a reunion. They don’t do them very frequently and I still have a hard time with the names of all the cousins (and kids of cousins) thatI’m supposed to remember, but after being a Brennan for ten years and only really seeing these people two or three times ever in my life, I’m giving myself a pass. I know how we’re all related and maybe next time I’ll retain a little more information.
So we started off at the beach, playing, swimming, digging, getting roasted by the sun and enjoying each other’s company. Living so far away from these people makes you forget how much you really like them. I really really like my husband’s family. I felt a little out of place at first because I’m socially awkward, but as we lived in Oregon and had children, the like turned into love and I feel like they really are my family too, even if I married in to get a spot amongst them. So many people don’t get along with their families and I’m so grateful that both Gordon and I have mutual respect and love for both of our large families. …