This weekend was a special one because my brother was home from overseas for a short leave. It was pretty awesome to see him, and it meant lots of family time. I am so thankful for my brother and sister, maybe more than I ever have been in my life. Obviously, we haven't always gotten along, but we're at a point in our lives where we have a lot in common and really enjoy each other's company. It's a good place to be.
Matching outfits for the cousins. Because, you know, that's what I do.
Cara and Brooklyn, cousin BFFs
My sister, Allison, in mid throw
Colin, Mr. Beach Baby
Uncle Josh and Nolan
Nolan picked the perfect spot for a nap.
Grandmama and Evelyn, who was not such a fan of the beach.
We tried for some family pictures on the beach. It definitely would have been easier if the wind hadn't been quite so bad.
It is almost impossible to get a picture of Cara facing the camera these days. She's too busy for all that nonsense.
the baby boys
My brother, Josh, and his sweet girlfriend
The best Cooper family picture we could muster. Never mind that Colin is drooling and Cara is throwing sand. Feel the love.