This is my beautiful niece, Devon. She is turning 5, and we are headed to Atlanta today to celebrate her birthday with a bowling party, and hopefully a few snuggles from the birthday girl. Beckett and Devon are just about 6 months apart in age. And when we get them together, it really takes me back to my childhood weekends, playing for hours with my cousins, loving them like they were my own brothers and sisters. My father was one of 13 children, so I had a gaggle of playmates.
When I was a kid, I always wondered why my aunts and uncles made such a big deal out of us kids. They wanted to play with us, they came to our school plays and sent us Christmas cards. It wasn't until I had nieces and nephews of my own that I understood that kind of love. They're all my kids. I love them so much it hurts. And they're growing up so fast. Days like today are the reason we decided to move back from Honolulu 4 years ago. I don't want to miss a minute of them growing up.
I hope you guys have a great day 79 of Raw Fu. I picked peppers and rosemary from the garden, buttercrisp lettuce and red leaf, too. Making a big juicy sweet and savory salad with pear and rosemary dressing for the road.
HOW IS YOUR DAY 79 GOING?