Sunday, May 25, 2008

Philly Family Visit

After leaving the reception last night, we traveled to Philadelphia to stay the night and visit with family. The drive was nice. The sun had just set and it was a clear and cool evening with not many cars on the road until we got near Philly. We arrived safely at 11 PM, saw mom, dad, Andrew and Mima and hit the sack around midnight.

This morning we went to church with everyone and heard a great message on unity from 1 Corinthians. Proclamation built a new addition so we took a brief walk-through to check it out. The church is really pretty in the sanctuary with wooden ceilings and a great stained glass window in the front.

After arriving home from church, we hung out for a bit until Aunt Marian and Nana arrived. We had a delicious meal and great fellowship with the whole family. Tim and Bella came a little later. Vasti couldn't make it but we sure missed her! Since it was a beautiful day outside, we brought chairs out onto the porch and continued talking and having a great family visit. It was really good to see everyone again and we debated staying until Monday when it came time to pack up. We realized though that we'd have to leave Monday and wouldn't be able to do much this evening anyways so we decided to just pack up and get on the road. We stopped to pick up pork roll since western PA doesn't sell it and were on the road by 7-ish.

Here are some pictures from our visit:

Bella is growing so much with each time we see her! She's talking a bit now and is so interactive. My favorite is when she says "daddyyyyyy" or "Poppi" to Tim. It's adorable!

Peter took this family photo of all that were in attendance:

A great picture of mom and dad with their moms!

A candid of Nana and her 2 girls looking at the flowers:

Us with Mima:

Us with mom and dad:

We had a great time visiting with family albeit a short trip, it was very enjoyable to see everyone!

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