Cali is HOT—100 degrees after dinner hot. But being with family you adore for 5 days makes it more than worth it. I love how wonderful The Cousins are together—Isaac, Kara, and Esther are rock star role models and playmates. And I wish my SIL, Deborah, lived just down the street. I would be a better person if I could drink in her calm and wisdom more than once a year. And Dan is even more perfect than usual with his slingshot and adventuring spirit.
Kara inspires new styles for Piper.
Kyla and Esther made some pretty great fairy manors and log cabins.
And after days of all-day fun, hours swimming, hiking, playing, for the first time in 3 years, all three children fell soundly asleep on the car ride home. Hurrah!