On a cold Chicago morning, I woke up to this.
And this!! So happy to be in Tyler and Lara's home this morning!
But the day kept getting better and better. First, Caleb, Haley and Claire arrived.
And then Dave made it! He took an early morning flight from Portland this morning after staying an extra day there.
And all the while, the snow kept falling until there was enough for this!
Despite the chilly weather (when I woke up this morning it was 1F, -17C), we stepped outside and got a few family photos to mark this special day of being together with all our kids.
What delight these five bring to Dave and I!
And what a precious afternoon with all seven of us today, the first time since last May.
I'm not sure when we'll all be together again, but my heart is very full and happy for those sweet hours that we shared today. Every hour is a gift.
To my dear ones: "Don't forget my favorite song: "You'll Be In My Heart...Always"! ~Tarzan~ HA!!