"Kindergarten Cowboy" -Our Mother's pride & joy. The big brother to all of us silly Sullivan girls.
He's coming for a brief but I expect to be a fun filled dinner and an overnighter before heading to Nampa, Idaho to see his son and his family.
But however brief the visit, I'm equally expecting a night of laughs, stories and fun. His wife, Cilla, and my Randy, will no doubt hear stores we share every time we're all together.
It's like that as one gets older - the same stories, but each time told, funnier, richer, more poignant.
You can see by the photo my brother's love of horses was seeded at a young age.
And in Chicago, no less! Who would have imagined him growing up in Arizona, having a love of all things western and becoming a real cowboy?
Certainly not our Mother!
But grow up he did, and cowboy-up he did.
And tonight he's coming to dinner.
One week after all the excitement, the hustle & bustle of the of the wedding.
As I was anticipating the "let down" post wedding, one week later, here he comes for a visit!
Kinda like New Year's following Christmas.
One week later.
One more chance to have fun, be silly, celebrate before the rest of the year and the routine sets in.
So maybe we should wear silly party hats tonight and get blitzed.....!!
Naw, probably not a good idea.
Just like after New Year's, we'll have to get up in the morning and go to work, hit the road and sadly, say good-bye for another length of time.
But we'll make more memories to share, more laughs to remember and know the meaning of "family" once more.
Here's hoping you get to spend time with someone you love, and have even more stories to share!