I love spending time with my family. There is a certain sarcasm that my family has that I don't think anyone else would ever understand. The fact that Sarah and Chris (my brother's wife and my husband) are able to just jump right into our sarcastic ways just shows that they were meant to be part of our family. Or it just means that they are crazy like we are.
The reason I love spending time with my family is because they get me... I can totally be myself around them, and I know that they are being themselves as well. Sometimes I think this is the whole reason that we even have family vacations. It's time to just be your "real" self, which is usually something that people would be embarrassed of at work, church, or even the grocery store. Sometimes being your "real" self can bring on little quarrels and disagreements but I have to say that it is refreshing. I get tired of the passive aggressive behavior that I come across daily just because people are trying to be "nice" and not say what they really mean.
I love my family more than anything in the world, and I think this deep love comes from being honest with each other. Oh, and a little forgiveness... for the little quarrels I was talking about earlier...
So all that to say: Everyone should have an annual SUPER VACAY, but thats just me.