(click for larger view-- I know, I've posted pieces of this before! Here's the whole A-Z.)
If I do say so myself, I have a very cool family. We are an introverted bunch. Half of us live on the East Coast, and half live on the West Coast. In addition to my parents, I have two brothers and one sister, with 17 years between the first and the last. We are terrible about calling, only a little better about e-mailing. You would think that we wouldn't be that close. But we are.
Last Christmas, my younger brother and I started a family blog. It's our own little spot where we can all get together and be "just us". We post distorted portraits of ourselves, pictures of the kids' school projects, intrepid explorations and crazy hairdos. We crack each other up.
All that to say, I'm awarding my family, and our blog, Be True to Your Roots, the Renee Award that was so generously awarded to me by my buddy, Susan. (Back at ya, Babe!)
For the history of the Renee Award, dreamed up by Ces and Bella to honor their friend, click here. The Renee Award is all about friendship, nurturing and supporting each other. It's what my family means to me. (What a lovely legacy, Renee! I'll see ya when I get there!)