It felt like a rehearsal for next year's (fingers crossed) Easter party. Virginia cousins (adults vaccinated!) were visiting and the planned camping and family cookout were detoured by the rain to the new shop.
It almost felt like we should be breaking a bottle of bubbly over the front door--what a grand way to bless the new building!
Kids having fun . . .
Josie was so delighted to have her cousins to play with. . .
She was also sporting a new haircut, courtesy of her mama and Cousin Amelia.
Does it make her look older? Seems to me it does.
But that is NOT her beer.
Wonderful food shared, conversations, the occasional hug-much like times past and times to come.
It was a fine soft opening for the new shop as future party venue.
And then, as we were enjoying the food and the pleasant company. . .
The sky lit up with a golden glow . . . much like the light in the eye of a hurricane. . .
Or a benediction.