Justin served a two year mission for our church to the Dominican Republic in the early 90's. He regularly touches base with one of his companions and they get together periodically. Last week, Tyler brought his family up to our neck of the woods. They met up with us and we went with us on a hike then visited a historical site before coming to our place. Justin has been working on perfecting his recipe for Dominican rice and beans and served us up an amazing dish for dinner. After dinner, we had a fire in the back yard and stayed up altogether too late visiting.
The next day, we took them to one of our beautiful local lakes.
The water was a rich, almost emerald green, and the kids had a great time playing in the water.
I wish I had taken more photos!
Our sweet little one fell asleep, so I put her down in her beach bassinet (the lawn chair) and wrapped her in a beach baby blanket (a beach towel). Turns out she wasn't picky and slept for a nice long time.
Twenty-four hours was not enough time for these old friends!