Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Gathered 'Round the Table

With Hubby's Granny not in very good health, Hubby's mom has been here for going on 2 weeks. Obviously, my in-laws haven't been able to see each other in quite some time. So...yesterday, my father-in-law was able to work in a work trip with a short little extension to come and see his wife mainly, but also to see all of us.

We had originally made plans to have a nice dinner out but at the last minute we decided to simply gather around my sister-in-law's kitchen table for a family dinner. It was definitely the right decision! They have recently moved into a new, much bigger, house and it was a great opportunity for us to finally get to see their new home. Hubby & I; my sister-in-law, her husband, & my two adorable nephews Hunter & Jackson; my in-laws; & Hubby's aunt & uncle all joined together for a lovely dinner & great fellowship. Soon after dinner, Nick's aunt & uncle headed back home but we spent the rest of the evening just enjoying family time. I spent time chatting it up with my SIL & MIL and Hubby spent time with the little guys & also got to catch up with his dad & BIL. It was such a comfortable, relaxing evening.

There's just something about gathering together & having a meal with those people who you love the most. I've said it before, but God blessed me with such an amazing family & then he poured out his blessings again by giving me a fabulous set of in-laws. I realize that not everyone has a great relationship with their in-laws but that couldn't be farther from the truth for us. My parents have fully embraced Nick as their own & vice versa for his parents with me. Oh how blessed we are to now have 2 sets of parents in our lives for unconditional love & support.

3 comments:

Brittney Galloway said...

That's such a blessing to be able to have all of your family together!

Casa Cannon said...

what a sweet posting. miss you friend!

Tiffany said...

I'm so glad y'all had such a wonderful family dinner. That is great your FIL's work trip brought him to the area to make it all happen. I'm sure this time has been really difficult for your MIL.