I am really enjoying my family this week. We see each other so seldom as we are spread out over several states. Today they are with my SIL's family but yesterday we drove out to the desert to have a barbecue at our other brother's home. I had to show you his cat. He is huge. Look at him next to my daughter who is 3 1/2. I guess he weighs at least twenty pounds. He is a total love though.
Here are two of my three brothers. Gosh I love it when we can get together. We desperately miss our parents that both passed away nine years ago. They were the glue. I don't want us to stop trying to get together. It is so good for my kids. They need this side of our family for the history and the attachments to the past. Family is extremely important to me. We already have plans to visit my brother next summer.
This is my visiting brother and his darling wife.
Our other brother lives in the dessert but still has a little patch of green and lots of shade.
Joshua tree grow everywhere here.
Doing what the men in my family do best... barbecuing meat!!
Melt in your mouth barbecue chicken.