When Daddy was a younger man, he tells us, he always wanted to live in a house full of beautiful women. Wouldn't y'know it? He forgot to specify: "whom I'm not related to." :) Instead of a houseful of wife-like women, he got a houseful of daughters. "Even the tortoise turned out to be a girl!" he'd say. Now, most of his grandchildren are grand-daughters :) Ah well.
Viv and I flew out to CA last weekend because, you see, Summer was visiting from CO and we thought it'd be fun to have all the sisters together again. It was :)
The weekend before we flew out was Daddy's birthday. My sister Bethany, who teaches at our old high school, thought it'd be a good idea to take Daddy out to an encore performance of a Johnny Cash play the school was putting on. It was awesome!
Ring of Fire, a musical about Johnny Cash. It was, of course, a high school musical production, but it was wonderfully done--and the troupe is going to Scotland to perform it in a competition! Well done, alma mater :)
After the concert, Daddy treated us all to ice cream. We went to Baskin Robins and each got a scoop, which we ate outside--the weather was so nice [really, there's nothing like summer nights in the desert]. I got daiquiri ice, a favorite of mine from childhood. I love real ice cream, but on a hot summer day (and "hot summer day" where I'm from translates to 120+ degrees with no humidity and glaring sunshine), the cream is just too much. Daiquiri ice was the most refreshing thing out there :) and it hit the spot.
I love my family. We're all a little nutty, but that keeps things interesting! It was good to see my sisters again and hang out with Daddy a bit. We really missed you Ray (et al.)! Hopefully we can all meet up for Christmas--it's been too long since we've all been together (grandkids and spouses included)!
Here's hopin' :)