Chad got off early on Friday and we headed to Ohio. We had a pleasant drive over. Ethan was the only who fell asleep. We were very shocked that Samuel didn’t. But he did great. Maybe it was the fresh aroma of a lily plant we had in the van. :) We went to my parents’ and enjoyed spending time with them. Had a yummy dinner, as always. Then we took the lily to my sister’s house. She has put in a lovely little pond. They were delighted to have a new plant. It was even blooming for them! It was nice to visit with them some. Saturday we had a lazy morning at my parents’. That afternoon was my niece’s graduation. It was so special and I did cry! The ceremony was neat and so different…the beauty of homeschooling! There were four graduates. Each of them gave a speech, the dads gave a speech, picture slide shows and Laura’s youth pastor spoke. Laura looked so beautiful and so mature. Maybe I cried because it made me feel so old. Ha, not really. I am so proud of her and their family. After the reception we headed back to my parents’ house. My aunt and cousin were there, then later more cousins and my uncle came. I hadn’t seen those cousins in 12 years! Wow! But they all looked great and really looked the same…except for my 2nd cousin. She is all grown up now. She’s a darling girl who was there in the area to play a golf tournament. We spent some time with them and headed home. We arrived here after 11. A and E fell asleep, Samuel no sleepy but did great again. Here are pictures!