The past couple of weeks have been a time of preparation getting ready to celebrate the incredible life of my youngest...my baby daughter. I have 2 boys and 2 girls, 10 grandkids, and a great-grandson. We had her celebration at the local Folk's Kitchen last evening with family members present. All four of the "kids' were present, her mom [we're divorced] and my mother, who will turn 90 next month. Additionally, my baby sister and her husband and my step-dad (of six years), and my son-in-law's mom and step-dad were there. It's quite interesting to see just how many photos...and videos, even...that we've taken over her 40 years. That's what has kept me from being present here except for quick visits the past couple of weeks. I organized photos, videos, and other memory-related items in order to put together a presentation for her celebration. At first, it was going to be a video. Then, I thought, a printed photo album would be nice. Ultimately, I opted on a simple slide show to put on a flat screen TV I took to the gathering. (After I realized I had over 40 GBs of data to deal with. ) Everyone said they really enjoyed the slideshow. It lasted nearly the entire evening as we ate together, shared memories, and other chit-chat. I'm so very proud of all my kids and their families. And, I love them all to the ends of forever!