It has been a season of unexpected loss lately. Several friends and loved ones have had people pass away who were very important to them and just a few hours ago we found out that my Aunt Betty from Utah* died this morning. It was expected and timely but sad nonetheless. It's been a weepy few weeks.
So I'm off to Arizona to celebrate a new little life. My Best Friend Cynde and Best Friend-in-Law Ryan had a baby boy last month and I'm going out to meet him and smother him with kisses and even though he won't be able to fully participate, we will plan grand adventures for later in his life. I plan to be the fun aunt who blows into town and gives him Jules Verne novels and takes him out horseback riding in the desert. I'm looking forward to a joyous weekend of diaper changing and snuggling.
*This is how she signed all of her letters. "Love, Aunt Betty from Utah." As if there could be another.