This has been the year of 30. We've celebrated with dinners and cake, lots of cake, surprises parties and gifts shared. We love every season with our village, but this next decade has already started with blessings of new babies (seriously, our group is having our own baby boom in twenty seventeen), new houses, traveling and slowing down for weekends together.
Sweet Em planned a perfect surprise evening for her Bennie. We arrived early and mingled with friends & family until they arrived. We laughed as sweet Wren ran for what looked like a bear hug for the birthday boy & last minute swerved into Em's arms. We shared everyone's favorite sweet potato cake and stayed late for poetry and stories from the past several years. If this is what the next decade holds, I'll take a double serving.