This weekend in Portland thus far has been fantastic. Last night the family sat around and had a good ole’ time. Being here this weekend was a great decision. I really needed to connect with the family. We have not been all together in sometime. Being here with family has really lifted my spirits. I feel good today. Tonight is the birthday party of my newest, and only neice. I don’t if there is anything better in life than a family you love. Having a group of people that will be there through the best of times and the worst of times. Even in this day and age the meaning of family is more than than mom, dad and the youngin’s. Today, family is is everyone in your life that you love. It is those people many not be related to you, but are your family. I don’t ever think that I can name everyone in my family. There are way too many people in my life that I consider family. I am really lucky. Adding to the theme of family I have great news. Last night my cousin and his wife, Eric and Amy Hansen, had their third child. I got a text message this morning and I was excited to see the news. One more person in this life to love. A good day. Congrats Eric and Amy. My thoughts are with you.