As the summer winded down, we still managed to get our fun in before school started (or really got under way at least!) We all had a family trip down to the Mid-Atlantic to visit friends, family and attend a wedding. It was great to take a whole week off and spend quality time together. Not only did we get to see Nana and Papa for a few days, but we also visited old friends in the Baltimore/DC area.
While we love going back to Maryland and Virginia, it’s always hard to figure out who we’re going to try to see. There is never enough time to see everyone, and there are a few families we wish we could see more. So for anyone reading this thinking, “Why didn’t they come see us?” I apologize. Hopefully on the next trip!
After the Maryland leg of the trip, we headed down to Charlottesville to get in some fun Pease time. Between the pool, hiking, playing with Smudge, and watching American Ninja Warrior, there were plenty of memories made.
The end of the week didn’t mean the end of family time, though. It meant time for McKenzie and Scott’s wedding! So up to Shepherdstown we went. It was wonderful to be with our extended family, and we were so excited to welcome McKenzie into the family.
Besides the wedding, we celebrated Meema’s birthday, picked yummy peaches and just hung out together. I was so grateful for the extended time together, no matter how exhausted we were after a week of travel. Jeremy and I headed home to Rhode Island that Sunday and left the kids there for Camp Meema, which was followed by Camp Pease, which was followed by Camp PapaNana. They were gone for 2 weeks! You already saw what Jeremy and I accomplished while they were gone. We also managed to eat out at a few of our favorite restaurants and try out new ones with other couples. By the end of the two weeks, though, we were ready to be reunited with Mason and Cooper and to finish up the final days of summer.