After eating, we watched Carrie open her gifts. She received so many nice things, and they were useful too. She didn't get things that will be shoved in the back of the closet, only to be seen when the closet gets cleaned out.
As she was finishing up with the gifts, the dessert came out.
My cousin Davene had just finished telling me about her upcoming trip to South America. She's been to Africa twice. I keep telling her that when I go on vacation, I want HOT and COLD running water, flush toilets, a shower, air conditioning, maid service, and restaurants. She insisted that they had all those things in Africa.
Here is Anna again, with Carrie, the bride-to-be, and Carrie's mom.
BUT, I'm so glad I went...I had a great time and enjoyed seeing everyone.
The wedding is in September, and it will be yet another opportunity to get together with all the cousins and have a wonderful time!