It was a beautiful hot and breezy summer Saturday night at the riverside home. Family and friends were gathered to celebrate her 50th birthday and her parents, siblings and children all waited in anticipation as she opened the familiar red Oro de Rey box to reveal the family ring they had all lovingly purchased for her. A few tears were shed, oohs and ahhs were expressed, children jostled for position to identify which stone represented who, and even the family dogs got involved as they saw an opportunity to steal a few tidbits unattended for the moment.
We left as the sun was setting to the sounds of laughter and kids splashing in the pool. Nice way to spend a Saturday night.