This past summer, Bear & I went on vacation with my family to Upstate NY, where my mom's family live. I had not been to the lake house in almost TEN years... it was lovely! I cannot express how much I missed the lake & mountains. We also had the opportunity to meet my cousin's two adorable babies! Having time to catch up with family is one of the best things in life. On our way, we stopped off at my mom's reunion for her Parish Mission Team, which meant the world to her. It was fun to see a bit of my parent's past come alive as well.