My sister turned the big 3-0 in March. I found the idea on pinterest in October to gather letters from thirty people from her life whether from her past or present to write a letter. I started the project in early December to help ensure I'd have all the letters in time, and that it was ready in time for her birthday. I sent out messages to people by e-mail and by facebook. I explained to them what I was doing, and if they would write a memory they have with her. I left the format completely open and had them write it anyway they wished. Some people wrote their favorite memories or expressed their love and appreciate for their friendship with her. Many people e-mailed their responses to me or sent by snail mail. So many people were so sweet and clever with it. Some sent in pictures, and others sent in sweet cards. I gathered letters from her kindergarten teacher, her best friend from 8 - 18 years old, old boyfriends, family and friends who are like family, and friends from every chapter of her life. I loved being able to read the letters, and they all shared a common topic about what a wonderful and loving person she is.
Charity and Myers flew in from Atlanta on Sunday afternoon. We were so excited we couldn't even stand it. On the way home from the airport we drove through downtown and grabbed some delicious pizza at Home Slice (definitely one of our favorite pizza places in Austin). We rested some, and found an awesome hiking trail not far from our place so we spent the rest of the afternoon just exploring.
We had the windows down, radio on, and he was just singing away for us.
It has been such a treat having my sister and sweet nephew visit us in Austin. He's been such a trooper sleeping in his little pack n play in the corner of the living room. Cameron took Myers out on the patio tonight before bed and they star gazed and puppy watched. Myers even started walking while he was here within the first 10 minutes of being at our place. It's been so fun watching him stumble and giggle while he's been learning. We're sorry you've had to miss it Derek! Hope we've taken enough video to make up for it, somewhat.
This boy couldn't drink his green smoothie fast enough.
Today was a glorious 70 degrees. So Cam and I spent the afternoon walking throughout downtown and doing some window shopping mixed with people watching. Austin is such a fun unique town and we grow to love it more and more everyday we live here.