Friday, January 2, 2015
For many years of my childhood, we lived next door to or down the street from my Dad's brother and his family. My two sister-cousins (as I often think of them) are about the same age as my younger sister and I, and the four of us were playmates most days.
When I imagined the ideal childhood for my own boys, there was lots of snow and time with cousins.
Travis' sister Camille and her family live in England right now, and are soon headed south to Australia. Our boys haven't played together in a year and a half, and probably won't again for at least that length of time.
While I've often regretted the fact that they live so far from us, it wasn't until this Christmas trip that I realized how much we are really missing out by having them in another country.
What a treat it has been for our families to spend so much time together this Christmas! And as enjoyable as it is for the boys to play with their cousins, it's been equally fun for us to spend time with Chris and Camille.