stone wall with petunias (I think)
my foot on Auntie Lynn's newly painted purple garden seat
Uncle Michael's grapes (1 bunch out of hundreds)
blue berries on the bush (we had blueberry bush envy)
hello! story stones! (i had stone envy)
last, but not least, the salt water, heated pool
Chick who has historically been uncomfortable in deep water, took to the pool like a little fish. Tom and I felt so at ease watching our, often anxious, little girl feel so relaxed and free. Plus, we were wined and dined in the grandest of ways. Two words: dessert buffet.
It was a perfect kick-off to a summer full of adventures.