There are many reasons we live in Utah. The beautiful mountains, the strong LDS influence, the pool heated by hot springs in our neighborhood. But these things all pale (well, maybe except the mountains, they are pretty majestic afterall!) in comparison to living by so many of our family members. John and I have seven siblings within roughly a 1/2 hour between us.
Recently, my brother Steve and I decided we needed to get back on schedule and get our family together on a regular basis. We have re-instituted Fast Sunday Dinner. All my siblings have graciously agreed to come to our house because it's just easier with Grama.
Our first one was in February and it was a big hit. We went through four roasts! Afterwards we sat and talked and the kids just played and played. It was getting late and the Jupiter Petersens headed home.
We were all about to call it a night when Maddie wanted to play Celebrity, so play we did!
We love being with family and are glad they like to be with us too! (Or at least fake they do!) Can't wait until the March dinner because my parents will get to be here for that one!