The kids and I headed to Montana recently for some much-needed cousin playtime and to give Matt a week of space all to himself (and by that I mean, a week to work on our house uninterrupted by the myriad needs of the family). It was the first actual sunny, warmish week we’d all had after this long winter, so we timed our trip quite well. We tired out the cousins, had fun with the grandparents and aunts and uncles, played games and made art, had an easter egg hunt, visited our good friends Alan and Sarah (where I discovered in their home a bottle of my homemade cherry wine from 2009, which we drank, and then we all quite enjoyed watching “Curly the Rodeo Clown” come to life), and Ash made some movies you can view on her blog when she posts them (http://themockturtlesworkshop.blogspot.com/). I had space to thrift, walk, think and rest, and the weather cooperated well enough for me to take the pooch for a hike every day— soooooooo good. Excuse the photo quality– I took photos with my phone which I really need to upgrade, but, still, I’m thankful my kids can have these photos to look back on.