We went to Nashville this weekend to visit family. Jonathan's brother, the talented Stephen Jerkins, lives there, along with his also-talented wife Amanda (they are quite the power couple), and their precious son, Reason. They are expecting another little boy at the end of May.
I cannot get enough of this photo. I mean.
(Stephen Jerkins kills it once again.)
The kids are getting to an age where they can play together more and more. It can be a lot of work at time managing travel with these small buddies; but it is so worth it to see the smiles on their faces when they are playing, laughing at each other, or giving each other hugs (Jules has been getting better and better/gentler at this, thank goodness).
I am so thankful my children will grow up surrounded by so many cousins (the current count is 5-almost-6). There is nothing like having childhood memories making mischief with your cousins, am I right? And on Jonathan's side, having four boys as dads means we all have the same last name! That's a little awesome. I do hope their cousins end up being some of their greatest friends.
Despite a very teething Molly (she had three teeth break through her gums over the weekend, eeesh), we still had so much fun visiting! Saturday night we ate dinner at a delicious Nashville eatery, Baja Burrito. Stephen went by and documented the place a few weeks ago--please check out this post. Genius. Photo sets like these are just candy for the eyes.
Stephen also was kind enough to take some photos of our little family, which I will share soon.
Thanks for having us, Jerkins!