Summer started this year with a whirlwind trip to Texas to celebrate Tiny's marriage to Dave. Tiny is my sister who, unbeknownst to me, has been passing herself off as the tall one in the family while I have been trying to survive up in the Northeast. At her outdoor celebration, 110 degrees and that is not even hyperbole, I passed on to 80 of her nearest/dearest friends that "Tiny" was her nickname growing up. Although technically not the truth then, it is my truth now.
Check out Finger pistol's website and listen to the song "Still in Texas." They posted a great picture of Kat and Dave and they absolutely kept the crowd from fainting from the heat with their amazing music. My nephew, Isak, who is coming on up here to attend Berklee College of Music and my stepdad played beautiful sets as well. I had a heat induced epiphany that night that Texas creates such amazing musicians because it is too damn hot to do anything else.
We head out tomorrow for our favorite summer get away with our dear friends Dave and Ruth who invite us up every year to New Hampshire. We are beyond blessed with generous friends and loving family. I was able to get away to Texas because Scott's sister took the kids for a couple of days. Another aunt/uncle are taking them to the Cape in a couple of weeks. Dad masterminded my surprise visit to Texas and I can honestly say that it is the first time in my life that both my mom and sister were speechless:)
So, as I compile my bucket list for the summer, I find myself just wanting to catch up with the community that I sometimes neglect in the chaos of the year. I will see you soon.