When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
When I returned from my recent trip to California, everyone queried, "What did you do?" In our family, just being together is the best treat ever, and I celebrate my five ordinary days in California. Those ordinary days were extraordinary because Kay and I spent them together!
We did a few things: got mani-pedis, went to church together, watched Call the Midwives and some Hallmark movies, had some shopping outings to the grocery store and Wal-Mart, baked some family favorites and tried out some new recipes, went to see My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, and headed out to dinner on my last evening there for Mexican food at Don Jose's (always a requirement when I visit).
The time together went by much too fast. I wish I lived closer to my siblings, but I'm happy when I get to visit each of them. And visiting is the best part of my trip - plenty of time to talk about our memories and bring each other up-to-date on our lives.
Next sibling trip is in June when I'll visit my brother and family to attend my niece's wedding in Oklahoma. After that I'll be headed to DC to meet my new grandson!
Bougainvilleas outside the movie theater
Cinnamon and chocolate roll -
a family tradition for generations
A friend at church took this fun sister pic -
Ramona (that's me) and Kay (the sis in the scarf)!