On Saturday, I experimented with a new brownie recipe to take to Marili and Vladi's (Israel's aunt and uncle) house that night. It was so fun hanging out with Giselle and Deimy and playing Just Dance 2 and another game that Deimy mercilessly beat me at. Giselle is 9, Deimy is 6 and they are both Israel's cousins, or "nieces," as he prefers to call them. They're both so funny and adorable. Vladi always has a story to tell about his days in Cuba, and he's a very animated, hilarious storyteller. We stayed there until very early in the morning listening to his stories and playing with Joel and Giselle.
Yesterday we indulged in two lunches-- one with Zach and Jenn after church, and another with Darin and his family at an amazing Chinese restaurant in Miami Lakes. Darin's mom still chides us for having our wedding on a Thursday, so we thought it would be fun to bring the wedding video over there to show them. It was really fun to look back on that special day, and to me that feels like at least a year ago or more, and not six months ago. So much has changed since then.
This weekend made me realize and appreciate just how much the Lord has truly blessed us with some amazing people in our lives. I'm so thankful for each and every one of them.
Some photos from our adventure with the Oliva's in the city...