My sister and brother-in-law visited us this past weekend and it was so nice to have them here.  We hung out at home for the most part, but while my brother-in-law had conferences to attend Saturday the rest of us drove up the Clackamas River for a bit of outside time.  Picture taking, stone skipping, stick whittling, rock hunting, and cairn building commenced.  Soon the rains came and we headed back home to the woodstove, books, blankets, conversation, and a delicious meal made by my wonderful husband.  It's amazing how guests can make your house feel so much more warm and cozy, and wonderful when those guests are family who love and support you and you love and support right back.  
by mlekoshi