The reality that our families live so far away, and here we are in this big city without them, has definitely been on my heart lately. Right now we have family in Oklahoma, Michigan, Spain, Kentucky, and Arkansas. Needless to say living so far away takes a lot of planning on where to go for holidays, birthdays and vacations…and yet there is still never enough time.
What we are quickly realizing is that what is more important than being around one particular family during any given holiday is the quality time we are able to spend when we can get together. In February we went to Spain to visit Mr. Jordan's father, Judy and siblings (check out Judy’s amazing blog here). We had so much fun enjoying cava, paella, and great conversation. Last month when I went on a cruise with my parents, sister and nephews it was so good to connect with them as I had not seen them for a few months (which is rare). Mr. Jordan’s mother and step father were in town last weekend and we enjoyed a concert, some really great Chicago food, and even celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday at every restaurant we went to (you are welcome Carol).
We also had miniature visitors all the way from Spain stay at our house last night…my little brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Aren’t they cute? Even our cat Sandy likes when they visit. I really love family and all the fun-craziness that goes with it…I just wish there was more time to spend with everyone.