On Thursday evening we boarded a plane and flew to Chicago, and on Friday morning we drove down to Springfield to meet Soren in person (!!!!) and have a small family reunion.
We have a cute video of Grandma blowing pinwheels for the girls.
This morning I got up early and finished my book, All the Light We Cannot See. It was, hands down, the best contemporary fiction I have ever read. I want to read everything Anthony Doerr has ever written now. It was a great way to start the day.
Then I snuck out of the room to swim. This hotel has a lot of memories for me because Grandma would always take us here to swim whenever we visited her. I felt so happy swimming.
And then we had a great breakfast, after which I got to snuggle with Soren. So far it has been a beautiful day to start my thirty second year!