This has been an amazing summer filled with family and friends. Over the past several weeks I was fortunate enough to spend a week in Pacific Grove with my sister and her daughter and then a week in San Francisco with a friend and my daughter and her husband. I even had the treat of my sister and her daughter driving back to Portland with me in my Mini (yes it was packed - bless Claire for sitting in the back seat the entire trip!). Tomorrow my daughter arrives for a sweet visit. Next year, we have plans to make apricot jam in my sisters new kitchen. I can hardly wait!