Today was my big sister's birthday. She is now officially closer to 40 than to 30. I can remember when she was bragging about having her own car first, I retorted with something mature like, "yeah, well you'll also be forty first". Her beautiful girls are in the picture above - Mary and Amber. My other sister's boys are in the picture, too - Aidan and Austin.
I saw that picture of the kids sitting on the picnic table in my mom's backyard and started laughing to myself. In a few months when the kids and I are much, much closer, dear sweet mom will have a total of 7 grandkids running around her back yard (and all but 1 will be five years old or younger). Seriously, doesn't that sound like a blast? I can't wait!