When you think of family, what comes to mind?

Maybe it’s the people you share your mornings with: your lifelong partner who makes you breakfast, the toddler who wakes you up before sunrise or is it man’s best friend—our always faithful, loving companions?

Maybe it’s the people you share your years with: the grandfather who tells you old war stories at the Thanksgiving table, the uncle who brings you souvenirs from his travels or the aunt who can almost perfectly replicate your grandmother’s best pie recipe.

Or maybe it’s the people you share your life with: the friends who have and always will be there for you, the parents who have always supported you and watched you grow or the kids who are watching and learning from you day after day.

This month here at Potomac Lifestyle, we’re celebrating our Kids + Pets issue. But we’re also celebrating the overarching feel of family and you, our readers.

We would like to also give a special thanks to our bulldog parents, Dimitri and Amy, pictured above, for letting Killey, left, and Judge, right, join in on the mascot fun with Churchill High School!

Thanks for reading—we can’t wait to see you around!