Papa Pete was married twice.
Once to my mother in law, Dallerie.
And again later to Robin.
That whole crew lives in California and we see them once or twice a year, max.
They just left South Dakota, after visiting for 10 days.
We did all the usual stuff like Mount Rushmore, Bear Country, The Canyon, etc.
But we did a whole lot of nothing, too.
Eating on the back deck, toasting smores at night, taking pictures, visiting, and watching the kids interact.
I wanted to share a few pictures of our time together and also to share the quote that sums up my take on family.
Find Your Tribe and Love Them Hard.
(Whether you are blood or not – makes no difference – when you find your people, you better hold on tight and make sure they know how much they are loved. I’m a firm believer in loving big, loving with all you have.)
Let me introduce those you don’t know from left to right:
Tiffany (married to Ry’s brother, Evan), Ana (1 month younger than Avery), Evan (Ry’s brother), Paige (my sister in law), Claire, Grace, Pete (father in law), me, Avery, Rylan and Caeden.
My tribe is a lot bigger than this and I must say, one of these days, I would love a HUGE family picture with everyone included.
But today it was Papa’s family, and it was a good, good day.