I'm so grateful for these photos and the memories surrounding them. The closer we draw to Christmas, the more I ache to be with family. Sadly, our homes are too far apart again this year for that to be feasible. It's hard, but what a wonderful blessing it is to know that we actually like our family members and want to be with them.
Speaking of which, my cousin got engaged over the weekend and another received his mission call for our church. I'm the oldest cousin...by a lot...so it's strange for me to see my cousins entering adulthood and doing such amazing things. (When I started college, they were both in elementary school. Now one is getting married and the other leaving on his mission...crazy!) Congratulations to you both! I am so proud of and happy for you!
Did you take family photos? How did they turn out? I'd love to see them!