Last week we got back from a long weekend in Texas with family. We made some good memories playing with cousins, visiting great grandma and grandpa, hanging out with aunts and uncles, and winning over the hearts of “Ama and Papa” (although I’m sure their hearts have already been won!). I always come home reminded that Boise is now where I belong but with a little ache and hole in the heart for the friends and family left behind in the South!
We celebrated a late Christmas with everyone while we were down there. My little nephew, Miles, just couldn’t wait to open the presents and I’m pretty sure he ripped the corner off every wrapped gift in anticipation. That child cracks me up!
Speaking of nephews, I have to share a story on Mile’s brother, AJ because I want to be able to look back and be reminded of this little gem of a memory. The day we got into town, my sister picked us up at the airport and so we got to tag along on picking up AJ from school that afternoon. He didn’t know we would be in the truck and he got a big grin when he saw us. As we were riding along back to his house, he pipes up, “Aunty Lana! I love you!” My heart just melted! Nephews are pretty sweet.
And even sweeter was to see Lucy playing with her cousins. Miles had a bit of a competitive attitude towards Lucy but AJ just loved playing and reading to her. The trips have sure changed to see family, and are continuing to do so now with my brother and his wife expecting this month!