Just completed back to back celebrations with family of origin followed by family of choice.
We spent 4th of July weekend at the Peterson lake cabin in South Dakota with Margit's family. As always -- a wonderful time. The weather was perfect and the fireworks were great. This was the first year when got to watch from the water around the whole lake. It was also the 13th anniversary of when I asked (in front of family and life-long laker friends) Margit to marry me! We dined on fabulous ribs grilled by Papa Peterson and homemade Key Lime pie by Grandma Jan. We laughed, played, rested and caught up with extended family.
This last weekend we spent in Washington at a wedding with our family of choice (aka: Hippos). Again, and as always -- a wonderful time. The location was exquisit and the ceremony moving. We painted a bus, cooed over baby hippos and watched slightly older ones scream and throw each other around in the pillow pit. We soaked up each others love and danced as hard as full bellies could.
I am blessed, inspired and grateful for all of my family.