The entire trip to the east was planned for time with family.
Family I love and family who had yet to meet my kids.
As a parent there is so much joy in seeing people I love, love my kids.
And at the same time I get to watch my kids fall in love with this extended family of mine.
We might live in Alaska but these kids are loved for just being part of this crazy crew. What a blessing family is!
And a great-uncle who buys ice cream and lets you enter into the great family tradition of the chunky monkey ice cream passing. Well, that is a memory that will live on forever as a reminder of how fun family reunions can be!