Following my wonderful birthday party and surprise I got to hang out with my family for the next few days. My mom and dad were here from Saturday through Wednesday and Sol stayed until the following Saturday. We had a great time touring around Edinburgh and taking in the Botanical Gardens, afternoon tea at The Howard and nachos at the Dome. Such a sweet time together. My actual birthday was Monday and it just so happens that I was born on Robbert Burn’s birthday so we celebrated with a small party and haggis, ‘neeps & tatties, sticky-toffee pudding – the traditional offerings of a Burn’s day feast.
It was such a sweet and special time with my parents. When I had said goodbye to them in Mexico I thought it would be months before we saw each other. Of course, they knew all along, but I was sure that there would be a long stretch of time before I would see their faces again. I loved every minute of having them there and it was so fitting that the people who have loved me the most for the past thirty years would be there to celebrate my new decade. I love you Mom and Pop! Thank you for making this so special!