This weekend we celebrated my aunt Trees’ birthday.
A multitude of Janssens and extended clan members descended on the city of Lelystad to enjoy rare sunny weather and the company of far-flung relatives.
It was wonderful to see everyone in such good spirits, and it never fails to amaze me, during these gatherings, how much the kids have grown. Some cousins I remembered only as toddlers or budding adolescents have turned into fine young men and women with surprising, interesting lives.
Happy Birthday, Trees!
Here’s to many more.