Saturday, June 21, 2014
Today, Todd took me for the first time to one of his extended family events, the annual Family Reunion. So, apparently they don't get together too often (only a few times a year), but when they do, EVERYONE goes and it's a BIG deal. So, as you can imagine...I was a little nervous!
We pulled up to this place in the woods surrounded by trees...a beautiful log cabin! Just GORGEOUS!!!
I was introduced to a veritable crowd of people - Todd's Dad has something like 5-8 siblings. Lol. I can't remember. So I met all of them and all their spouses and their kids...and THEIR kids. I spent a lot of the day trying to get familiar with all their little families and figuring out "who goes with who".
It was SO much fun! Everyone was SO interesting and intelligent and kind and welcoming. My goodness, they are some seriously fascinating people!!! And the kids are ridiculously amazing!
They had the most incredible spread of food! I literally FILLED a plate and every single thing on there met our requirements of vegetarian. All of it was delicious and I'll tell you what...the beer was a-flowin'! Lol.
I'm just so grateful. Not only have I been blessed to have a second chance at true love with a man that I respect the hell out of and who treats me like a queen and so passionately cares for me...but I ALSO get to inherit this ridiculously talented, amazingly kind, fiercely loyal clan on top of that? My cup runneth over. And every single person asked about my kids too...and made it clear that they were also welcome into the family, no questions asked. I'm just stunned. I'm so indescribably happy. I LOVE my life!