"To love means to stay with." (Clarissa Pinkola Estes)
I'm lucky enough to have two families: first, my parents and sister; and then the Misiewiczs, with whom I lived for awhile when I was in college and who are now like a second family to me. Kevin and Kathy (above, celebrating their anniversary) are very involved with Worldwide Marriage Encounter, and have eight children (Kassie, Kristi, Kaycee, Kaz, Kelley, Kory, Kregg and Kayla) and bunches of grandchildren. They are two of the most generous loving people I know, and have really been great examples of a deeply spiritual couple and intentional marriage partners.
Kaz lives in the Phoenix area with his wife, Abril and her son Josh. My parents spend the month of March in Arizona and often hang out with the Misiewiczs while Kevin and Kathy are down there for spring break. Last week they celebrated Kevin and Kathy's birthdays and their anniversary at a party at Kaz's. I'm jealous they all got to hang out without me, but glad they had fun. (Looks like yummy fajitas on the grill!)
I am especially close with the three older daughters: Kassie (who lives in Arkansas), Kristi (who lives in South Bend) and Kaycee (who luckily lives right here in Chicago, as of last year). Kristi is visiting tomorrow with her new baby, Connor, so I'm hoping to get together with her and Kaycee. We always have so much fun just hanging out and catching up.
Knitting content: This white baby sweater (the first time I've knit with Cotton Ease and now I see why everyone likes it so much) is for the next Misiewicz grandchild!