Scott, Ada, Ellie and I hit the road mid-afternoon this past Friday to drive to Pennsylvania, about 40 minutes northwest of Philadelphia, where I grew up and where most of my immediate and extended family still lives. My parents throw a couple of family reunion parties every summer – one with my dad’s side of the family and one with my mom’s side – and this past Saturday was the gathering with my dad’s side. The parties are always a great time and have become especially lively in recent years as the little-person ranks have grown. The pool practically boils with activity, everyone chips in favorite dishes to make up a delicious meal, and it’s just so much fun spending the day with my parents, brother, sister-in-law, niece, aunts, uncles, cousins, and all of their sweet children.
Yesterday was my darling, spirited, joyful niece’s baptism, and Scott and I were so touched when my brother and sister-in-law asked us to be Lily’s godparents. I realize I’m not entirely objective here, but is this child not gorgeous??