My birthday arrives right after Claire’s.
And I have a lot to say about that one (it was a big one this year), but for now, let’s just bask in the fact that Dave got the married kids home to celebrate (most thoughtful gift in the whole wide world), and they all proclaimed it my very own weekend.
So, of course a hike was in order.
Even Lucy came along and brought her smile.
Helped clinging to her faithful sister to maneuver her way up and over the path:
And I was just basking in the glory that all these people are mine.
And that the desert is there for me to enjoy as well.
We played some kind of game the kids made up sitting in the shadow of a gigantic boulder.
I must be the luckiest girl ever.
Missed Grace terribly, of course, but man alive, so good to be surrounded by these kids.
And that handsome husband who made all this possible.