Here are the photos.
|Oh, my heart. This is my niece and nephew and playing|
with them fills me up.
|I love trail running in the desert. And pretending to be a|
|My dad invited me to go with him to a service project.|
We bagged beans for the local food bank. This was
a surprisingly tender reminder of the good man he is and how
much he has taught me over the years about
being generous and helpful.
|My mom and I crocheted together. She's very talented and|
picked up how to make these octopi right away.
|This was an ordinary moment in a playground, but we are|
getting to the times in mom's life when the ordinary must
always be treasured.
|There will always be a picture of an Arizona sunset.|
|My brave daughter in law got in a car and spent an|
entire weekend with me. It was so much fun to go up to
Flagstaff with her. It was a rather intense weekend and
she was a champ.
|Me with my grandma and auntie. In spite of family relationships always being|
complicated, I do always feel loved when I'm in the presence of these good
|More treasured auntie times. These are my brother's kids. It's surreal and|
so joyful to see my wee brother grow up into such a good dad.
|Grandparents' day at the elementary school!|
|Sometimes you go to a movie with your sis and you are literally the only|
people in the theater. This will always be a fun memory. Table 19 was great!
|Oh the cuteness!|
|Last lunch with Mom and Pop on the way to the airport.|
|And toward home I go.|