Thursday, August 21, 2008

Visit Home

We're back from a much-anticipated, relaxing visit home for a family wedding and an extended weekend spent with my parents and brothers and sisters. Our first stop for my cousin Andrew's wedding in Pittsburgh was the last of six family weddings this year, each one as lovely as the other.

We then headed north to my aunt and uncle's cabin on the Allegheny River that they graciously let us stay at to enjoy some Ondrey family alone time. What a joy it is to spend carefree days with your parents and siblings...canoing, eating, playing games, sitting by the river, talking around the campfire...just being together and loving every minute of it.

After some quality cabin time, we found ourselves back at my parent's house in Jamestown for a few more days of perfection. My gratitude and love for my family runs so deep that there are many days when I can't stand it that we don't all live closer to my mom and dad. I wish I had more vacation days. After a trip like this, I can hardly believe I live so far away.

5 comments:

Amy said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip.

I live far from my brother and fully understand your longing to be closer. It's hard, and the visits are bittersweet, but I've found technology helps keep us feeling close. I know it's not the same, but it's something.

Glad you're home safely.

Baba said...

Family time together is always special. Glad you had such a wonderful trip. Still coming home is the best part of a trip anywhere.

Amy and Andrew said...

Ahhh... how I long to lounge by a cabin...

The Lindahl News said...

What a love letter to your family!

Anonymous said...

And when your siblings start having kids, it's even harder to be away from those little nieces and nephews!

Barb Hungerford