This year, we braved the heat to pick sour cherries ...
But, of course, the real reason I go is the people. My brothers and their partners are so warm and welcoming. We talk on the phone all year, but it isn't the same as talking in person. And my nieces and nephews are growing into amazing people.
Rebecca just finished her freshman year of high school. This summer she is writing a book, working as a camp counselor, and going to Shakespeare camp.
As much as I miss them all, it is nice to be home. I had a long phone conversation with my daughter in Miami this afternoon. She was in Israel while I was out East, so I was excited to hear about her trip. And this weekend I hope to see my son, who is taking it easy after his first year of vet school.
When my daughter was little, she said that we should buy a big house so that we could live with her aunts, uncles, and cousins. I still think that's a pretty darn good idea!