Today, I am thankful for my family. Seems so obvious,doesn't it? But I have so many families! The family I was born into. The family I married into. The family I am creating with Russ. My family of friends. My work family. There are all these different relationships and ties and interactions that will help teach Vivi what it means to be a close family and a close friend, be you tied by blood or just by love (or both!).
I really value that.
Families are always there to pick you up when you are down, to give advice when you need it, or make you laugh...or just to sit and read you a book about kitties. (Please do take time to note the awesome Cindy-Lou Hoo hair in this photo--stellar!)
Sometimes, your family members will even loan you highly coveted driving toys...and not be TOO offended when you try to hide them as they are getting ready to leave (sorry about that, Noah!).
Viva las familias!