It also holds some unique meaning to me, as mom was part of my family's childhood friends. I used to babysit her and her two sisters, and I recall vacationing with them at least once. They are wonderful people and will always be a bright spot in my memories as a young teen. To see her now with a family and children of her own is beautiful!
Our evening together involved hanging out in their room, some tackle jumping on the trampoline, and chasing down the dog who stole a beloved boot. They topped it off with some pumpkin art. Home is awesome.