When we were in debate mode about moving back, one thing that was a huge pull for us is being near our families. We wanted to have Sunday dinners, we wanted to surprise the nephews, or to see them play a sport, or to have the family over for dinner at our place! In the two months, we’ve done all of those. It’s been such a blessing to see both of Anthony’s grandmothers multiple times. We know that realistically our time with them is more limited, so we try to visit them as much as we can. We are already looking forward to Thanksgiving + Christmas. We will no longer be rushed to get everything in during a short amount of time. It’s been 11 years since we’ve been home for Thanksgiving. We cannot wait to partake in bringing a side dish to a holiday gathering!
I’ve been awful about taking photos with the Schmidt side of the family but that will change next time.