Monday, November 21, 2011

Visit from the Family

Last weekend my brother and his family came up to Ossining for a visit. It was so special to have the time to visit with all of them and catch up. We had a leisurely time together but managed to do a lot of fun things too.

We reserved them their very own apartment at Bethany. I think it was nice for them to be able to stretch out a bit and have their very own space.
Hanging out on Fri night in their apt

But each morning the Waldies merged upstairs in our place for breakfast together. It was so cute.
Eating breakfast in our room on Sat

Watching videos in our apt

We enjoyed going to the local farmers markets and stocking up on some goods.
At the Ossining Farmer's Market

Maddie got to help make stone soup.
Maddie helping to make stone soup

We also spent a good amount of time walking around the Maryknoll grounds and visiting the museum at the Father's. I hadn't been into the Maryknoll Museum before, so I was pleasantly surprised at how cool it was.
At the MK Museum

They had a lot of interactive exhibits and a great video that I thought explained the call to mission really well. They also had this really cool prayer gazebo where visitors could write their prayers on wooden cards and tie them to the gazebo.

Saturday night we played a mean game of Apples to Apples with some of my fellow candidates. Yours truly was the winner, thank you very much! I thought it was really great that the MKLMers and my family could get some time to get to know each other.
Playing cards in the solarium

On Sunday we took a walk along the Hudson. It was a bit chilly, but the sun was out so it was a pretty day.
Walking along the Hudson

Walking to the lighthouse

Thanks, dudes, for a great visit! It means a lot to me.
At the Society

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