Last year at this time, we were celebrating a wedding. A beach wedding with a gorgeous sky and the perfect weather. Today we’re celebrating their baby. My daughter and I wanted to have a baby shower, but who wants to come to Michigan in February (the last time pregnant daughter-in-law could fly). Instead we’re having a “welcome to the world” party for the youngest member of our family. Although Hubs and I had seen her right after she was born, the rest of our family hadn’t. My sisters, especially, are thrilled that the baby will be at her own shower.
So the Arizona family left 103° Thursday morning to come to Michigan. DIL couldn’t get over the fact that she could have her coffee outside in the summer. I thought it was too warm and humid, but it’s all perspective, I guess. Yesterday, they picked blueberries with my daughter and her two children (who were thrilled to play with their new cousin). Then they all went to the beach. Son and DIL plan to show their daughter the beach where they got married. Not that she’ll remember it. But if this becomes a regular vacation for them, she will.
As for Hubs and I, it’s such a treat to have the whole family together. A rare thing when we live 2,000 miles apart. Yesterday I started freaking about everything that wasn’t done for the party. Then I held the little one. My blood pressure went down (I’m sure), I relaxed, and all that was important was holding her and watching her smile. She is just adorable, by the way. (I’m not prejudiced or anything.)
We don’t need to go anywhere to have a perfect vacation.
When Diane Burton isn’t blogging here on the 8th and 30th of each month or on her own site http://dianeburton.blogspot.com/ on Mondays, she’s writing romantic adventure stories that take place on Earth and beyond. Her newest release is a science fiction romance THE PROTECTOR.