Because we can play a game of Balderdash that has you possibly peeing your pants, just a little. Especially when it's nearing midnight (and you already have the sleepy ha-ha's) so instead of trying to come up with elaborate definitions to actually win the game you come up with things like this: Hawser- the last name of a fictional doctor named Doogie but with a different spelling. Maybe you had to be there.
Because my Mom hardly sat all weekend-- feeding us with bolognese sauce, baked oatmeal, sweet potato muffins, pork tenderloin, and more... being a hostess, as I now know, isn't all fun and games but she did it with a smile the whole time and, if I'm being completely honest, I was pretty lazy. Thanks Mom, for everything.
Because they know me almost entirely and I know them almost entirely and we still love each other a lot.
Because we didn't really get out of our pajamas all weekend long. We mostly hibernated in my parent's living room watching TV, talking, and eating. My idea of a perfect family weekend.
And I can't forget to mention my other sister,
brother-in-law, and nephews who couldn't
come this year. We missed you guys.