This past weekend one of my siblings turned the Big 5 0.  We had quite a gathering at her house.  It was a great mixture of family and friends.  There were Uncles and cousins there as well as family friends and friends from childhood.  It was great to see everyone; we are even beginning to plan a family reunion, since it has been so long since the relatives have all come together in one place.

I am grateful for both of my family and my friends; some I see quite often, some I see once a decade.  They are still family and they are still friends.  I am blessed to have both in my life.