A birthday in a large family is a treat for everyone…

This evening we celebrate Rylee, age 9…our ninth and seemingly last child.  What a joy…

It was so lovely to pack a delicious dinner and travel to one of our favorite haunts with our favorite 9 year old and the rest of our crew…

For dining…

Tree climbing…

Rock hunting…

Arrowhead finding…

(Zachary is so proud of his Neolithic arrowhead find…he even let the birthday girl pose with his treasure:)

Swimming and resting…

It is truly the simplest things that bring the most joy.  In two days, we mark another May birthday and my big guy, Michael, has asked for the same kind of celebration.

Have cooler, will travel!

Blessings,