I was attempting to get on the bandwagon of NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-nablopomo.htm. I just thought it might be fun and I kind of wanted to see if I could do it. But what can I say? Last evening got away from me. Besides, there is always today:) I was too busy eating macaroons and thumbing through beach pictures with my family in celebration of my lovely mom-in-law's birthday. It's hard to believe I have known her for something like sixteen years now! She is a light in our family. She always knows when to speak and when to listen. She always has a song you just have to hear or a passage from something she is reading. She speaks life to people; it is one of her gifts. Every year she hosts Acorn day at her home. She reads a children's story she wrote about her own father and it is a time to celebrate the wonder of the change of the seasons. I am so thankful that she is a mom and a friend to me and a beloved Mimi to my kids.