The last few weekends have been filled with family. My family and Joe's family. Our families got together for completely different reasons.
For my family, it was a visit from my sister, who lives out-of-state. She doesn't make it out here that often, so it's always nice when we get to see her. We spent two full days hanging out, BBQ'ing, swimming, catching up, and even golfing (I'm the only member of the family that hasn't been sucked into this "golfing" craze!).
For Joe's family, it was a family loss that brought us all together this past weekend. Sadly, and very tragically, we lost Joe's middle brother and also his uncle, within weeks of each other. Family and friends, near and far, came together to celebrate the lives of those we lost, and to re-live the memories and stories we have about them. While there was lots of tears and sadness this weekend, there was also lots of laughter and love at the same time.
Two weekends. Two different reasons to get together. Two weekends that will be remembered and not forgotten. Two amazing families that we are all so grateful to have in our lives.