Over Fourth of July weekend, the Francia side of my family got together at the eldest Francia home in incredible Hot Springs Village, Arkansas. Uncle Tony is finally home from his sojourn in Germany and tour in Iraq with Aunt Karen and Michael. Little T was also there with his significant other from Florida. Mom and Dad with Juliet - who is more beautiful than ever - came, and the Aguilar family got to enjoy the trip back and forth with Brandon.
We golfed, played tennis, karaoked (thanks to our dear friend, Tequila), ate amazing food, relaxed at our condo, and spent a ton of time at the many incredible lakes at Grandma and Grandpa's retirement campus. We had a blast and, as a family, finally got to have a real vacation.
It was wonderful being able to see everyone and get to know the family who've been separated so long by distance and necessity. Grandma and Grandpa, thank you so much for inviting us to come to your home and for all your wonderful Southern hospitality. We love you!
I only wish I had taken more pictures! But, as you can see from the slideshow below, the kids had a fabulous time being reunited once again - it was as if there had been no time lost.
Until next time...