Happy families…own a similarity of good cheer. For one thing, they like each other, which is quite a different thing from loving. For another, they have, almost always, one entirely personal treasure – a sort of purseful of domestic humor which they have accumulated against rainy days. This humor is not necessarily witty. The jokes may be incomprehensible to outsiders, and the laughter spring from the most trivial of sources. But the jokes and the laughter belong entirely to the family.
This is a quote I came across somewhere, and it seemed perfect for the morning I spent with some of my wonderful family members…my mom, sister, Ryan and Jack, my Aunt Lana and Uncle Steve, Aunt Ellen and Uncle Greg, Aunt Kelly, and cousin Debbee.
We went to one of my favorite restaurants in the whole world, Julienne , for breakfast (someday when I start to post my own restaurant reviews, this will be first on the list), sort of to celebrate my upcoming birthday, partly because 2 of my aunts had never been there before, and mostly because we just love being together. We came from as far as Camarillo, Huntington Beach, Santa Clarita, Orange, Whittier and Nuevo all the way to San Marino to eat delectable food, catch up on news and happenings, laugh at “punny” jokes, and just relax.
There is something sweet and comforting about family, and today I am thanking the Lord for mine.
Above left: Uncle G and Aunt E, Above right: Sis M and Cousin D, Bottom: Aunt E, Aunt K, and Cousin D
We got to sit in the library, where the ceiling was so pretty…
More shots of the library…for some reason, the picture on the top right won’t stay where I put it…
Bday presents! 🙂 And Creme Brulee French Toast…it was a popular order today…DELICIOUS!!
Berries…and the pic on the right is for Holly.
R and M outside the restaurant, and J, who wouldn’t look at me for a picture.
(I wasn’t overjoyed about the pics I got today…lots of blurry ones, and I didn’t get everyone who was there. I’m trying to perfect the no-flash thing, and let’s just say I’m CLEARLY not proficient at it yet… I may send you over to my aunts’ blogs later for more views of our lovely morning.)