the family vacation. maybe it’s a dying trend, but i love the fact that my family enjoys getting together. my husband and i have just returned from one such adventure.
my grandmother on my mom’s side (my wonderful “titu”) has three children, my mother and her two brothers. all three families, which are growing now that my generation is getting married and having kids, gather annually if possible to…well…just be together. and if you don’t believe me that “spending time together” is the only thing on the agenda, i submit to you the conclusive evidence: our choice of location. this year we gathered in gatlinburg, tennessee, which is basically a hot spot for seniors and people seeking cheesy entertainment. but it was halfway between oklahoma and virginia, where our families reside, so it worked for us.
actually, we has the added bonus of the smokey mountains and some beautiful hikes, but honestly, sitting in the condo laughing and talking is what we love. i adore my faimly, and i truly crave time with them. i don’t take that for granted.