This is one of hte days that being a step-mom is rewarding. The Girl had her first band concert today! She's in the advanced band in her middle school - and it is her first year. She's doing a fantastic job playing clarinet, and she is truly enjoying her music.
After the concert, the whole family - her Dad and I, Mom and Step-dad, brother, half-sister, Grandma and Grandpa - went out for dessert. We're (incredibly) fortunate that we all get along. We all enjoy each other's company, and I hope The Girl and The Boy remember these days where they are surrounded by family.
Speaking of family - please keep The Mr's uncle Blue in your prayers. He had surgery to remove a faulty stent yesterday and is under sedation while they determine what will be the next course of action. He's in very critical condition, and he and his wife would appreciate your thoughts.