Anyone who knows our family, knows that the heart and soul of our family is our mother! This year she celebrated a milestone birthday! She turned 60! She will probably kill me for announcing that to the internet, but the truth is that my mother doesn't look 60...so I think I will be forgiven!
When we asked her what she wanted for her birthday, she said she just wanted for the whole family to be together! No big party! So we all started suggesting places: Washington DC, New York, etc. In the end, my sister found this amazing cabin (aka large house) in the Great Smoky Mountains (Gatlinburg, TN).
The Wijesinghe family is not known for roughing it! We love nature, we love being outdoors, but we also love nice beds, hot water, and an outlet for our curling irons! LOL! We were thankful when my brother-in-law joined the family because he really is an outdoorsman...He and dad fished in the backyard of the house, which was a lot of fun to watch.
Before we headed home, I took some belated anniversary pictures of my sister and brother-in-law. The love they have for one another is nothing short of amazing.
Family is everything! I don't know what I would do without mine! I am so thankful that God has allowed us to have so many special moments together, and I pray that they continue for many many years to come!