I’ve said it before, but it is such a blessing to have the Durhams as our family friends! To have a family with so many shared values is so helpful and affirming. On Sunday, they had us over for a mini-Fall fest. Over the years, this celebration will likely be more elaborate and involve the kiddos more, but this year it was wonderful enough, with Merrill’s gumbo, a test-run on baby birthday cake, and some arts and crafts. Jonathan even sang a creepy autumn song. It was great.