Ten adults, five kids, and two dogs sharing one four-bedroom house for three days.
One very tall carpeted staircase, which proved far too tempting for one impish 14-month-old.
One fabulously messy, blueberry-infused pancake breakfast, and three dinners with family members gathered 'round the large harvest table and overflowing onto sofa cushions, with heaping plates of food balanced carefully on their laps.
One willing and able Grandma who didn't shy away when I passed her my camera - and proved she had some photog skillz of her own!
Thousands of beautiful, perfect moments. The kind that give you goose bumps, a lump in your throat, and the urge to pinch yourself. The kind you want to bottle and preserve, to be rationed out in times of need. The kind you hope the kids look back on with fond memories and lumps in their own throats.