We've had several visitors over the last few weeks and it has been so wonderful. Seeing our kids with their grandparents, their uncles and aunts and cousins. Oh man. It wasn't the whole family but just having a couple sibs around makes me really happy. (I have six.)
We recently went to Muir Woods and Muir Beach with visiting family. It was gorgeous. It had rained the night before and it was early enough that there were very few people. We also snagged a front row parking spot so my grumpy driving heart was very happy. We did 3/4 of the loop, soaking in the quiet and the smell of pine and wet earth. Mountains and forest are my jam. I'm considering trekking there with the boys alone to wander and hike.
I like you, family. (Year of My People is turning out to be pretty awesome.)