It's not very often that ALL of my immediate family get together, so we planned a short visit while my parents were up this way. We all went to my brother's house in Cincinnati so we could be together. I was only able to go up on Tuesday and come back on Wednesday due to work, but it was still well worth the visit. Ellie and I arrived around dinner time on Tuesday. Ellie was introduced to Baby Langston and all she could say at the time was "Hi baby" or "kitty" (Jonathan and Jennifer have 2 cats so Ellie was in kitty heaven). We ate dinner together and then visited out in the backyard for a bit. Ellie chased Piper the cat around a bit and then checked out the flowers and played with everyone. After bathtime, we all went out to the front porch to watch Uncle Yar and Pa do some Chinese Lanterns and swing on the porch. It was a nice evening.
The next day, Jonathan and Dad went on a day trip to D.C. with Honor Flight (a non-profit that takes WWII vets to the memorials for a day), so us girls spent the morning and early afternoon together. We played at the house and then Ellie got a chance to help feed Langston (she really liked helping). They got a little more used to each other. Then, we went for a yummy lunch at Cheesecake Factory. Afterwards, Ellie and I headed back to Knoxville, but she wanted Baby Langston to "come, come" with us. We really enjoyed being around everyone at one time. Langston is adorable - she's healthy, has huge yummy cheeks, and is super sweet. She's come a long way! So happy to be around the Hardwick Clan, even if only for a short time!