It was wonderful. We are seldom all together (the last time all eight of us gathered was in 1994, just before I delivered my daughter.) and it was great to see everyone, to laugh about familiar things and gather around our dear Papa on Father's day. We gave him a version of the photo in the last post and he was so happy.
I had a couple of quiet days with my older brother and his family, then there was the party I wrote about last time, then there was a day at a museum, then an exciting drive through a haboob on the way to Tucson, then dinner, a gorgeous sunset, and a Sunday of church and a good lunch. It was so much packed into the small amount of time I was there, it seems like a dream. Here are the photos to prove it all really happened. I love being a daughter, a sister and an auntie, and these were moments of joy.
|Panning for Gold at the AZ Museum of Natural History|
|My brother and his darling boy|
|The last remnants of the haboob. While I was driving,|
visibility was reduced to about 30 feet at times. Thrilling!
|It would be fun to live in AZ just so I could decorate with|
geckos and have it look totally awesome.
|Cute niece at the museum|
|Aunt T gets on the floor to do the dinosaur puzzle, cuz|
she is awesome like that.
|Oh, this was almost a smile from this little one. She's just|
|The boys in front of a scary specimen|
|There really is nothing like a western sky.|
|Setting up to get photos of the sunset|
|Looking at the photos on the DS|
|Taking a few more|
|Saguaro with the last of its blossoms|
|The Wixoms after the baby's blessing|