Oh how I love New York! Brian and I visited upstate New York right after we were married (3 years ago!) and I fell in LOVE. Since I grew up in a desert, I wasn’t used to so much green! It actually exists! We had such a fun time visiting Brian’s family and introducing Ellie to upstate New York. We oohed and awed over the darling houses, fireflies (FIREFLIES! My first time seeing them!), and the beautiful green. We happened to be there over the fourth of July, so Brian’s mom hosted a big family party. Ellie met her great grandpa and great aunts, uncles, and cousins for the first time! I don’t have too many of them at the party, we were too busy eating, chatting, and laughing, but I did manage to get a few of Ellie and her cousin Logan before the party. Oh how they loved Grandpa’s raspberry garden. Pretty sure they ate enough raspberries to make a pie!