Happy Wednesday all! Finally getting a little peek posted from the quick few photos I did of my sister and her family when I visited them in Arkansas back in February.
I had an absolute blast with my nephews while I was there. It had been YEARS since I'd been down to see them on their own turf. They come to Ohio on a fairly regular basis, but I noticed that I connected with them more this time. Naturally, I had to analyze why it was this way, and I came up with two reasons: 1) I was the one on "vacation" so I wasn't trying to juggle regular life responsibilities in addition to hanging out. 2) When they come to Ohio, they are quite old enough to create their own party. They have cousins their age, so they all disappear and have wonderful adventures while the older crowd sits around and eats copious amounts of food while delving into deep/meaningful/ridiculous conversations about who-knows-what (life, spirituality, politics, personalities, football, business).
So while I was in Arkansas, we played Take One and went running on their dirt road and every morning they'd come out and sit by the fireplace to warm up and wake up before breakfast.
Tyler showed off his mad chef skills at the ripe old age of ten (move over Gordon Ramsay).
Cameron proved that you can be more responsible at twelve than you are at twenty-nine (I'm the one needing to move over in this case).
Chase reminded me that life is party if we just hang out with the right people (Chase is the right people).
Baby Jackson was of course everyone's favorite to cuddle, so he got his very own photoshoot.