family reunion

After spending a wonderful few weeks in California, we headed out to Wisconsin to meet up with Ryan’s family for his brother’s wedding, and then stay put for a couple of months while we have our baby.  It had been three years since we’d been with them, so it has been a great reunion.  I’ve been taking a bit of a break from picture taking, but here are a few pictures of what we’ve been enjoying together:2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossettfirst time strawberry picking2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-2a lot went right into their mouths! 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-3 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-4 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-5taking advantage of family to babysit so we could celebrate our anniversary  2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-7first camping trip with their dad and uncle.  Ryan says he now thinks age 2.5 is still a bit young for camping. 🙂 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-82014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-6 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-9Spending as much time with the cousins as possible 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-11 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-12 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-13And the reason we’re all here – Ryan’s brother’s wedding! 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-14 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-15 2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-16  2014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-182014-08-14 family reunion by Melissa Crossett-17Baby sister decided to wait until after the wedding to make her appearance.  Could be any day now!

Our kids have reconnected with their grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins quickly.  Talia is constantly asking about the next planned time to be with the cousins.  We do our best to stay in touch, even though we don’t see each other often.  We skype regularly with both sets of grandparents, we show the kids pictures of their cousins, and we also put together a photo album on the ipad for them to look at on the long journey back to the US.

Do you live far from your family?  How do you help your kids stay connected?

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3 thoughts on “family reunion”

  1. What a fun family reunion! Congratulations on the birth of your new daughter Isla. Beautiful name. All of you must be so excited. We are very happy for you!

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