This last weekend, my mom's side of the family gathered for a reunion of sorts. My Uncle John and Aunt Marilyn, who have been ministering in Southern Asia for over 30 years, were in the states so that John could receive and honorary doctorate from his alma mater. This momentous occasion brought out the fam, including their two kids (my cousins) and their spouses, and aunts, uncles, cousins and second cousins. It was a blast seeing everyone again and catching up. Over the few days, both Jack and Carson had a chance to charm their new "friends" (as Carson calls them) and get lots of attention. Plus, my parents' new deck got a good workout!