Since I wasn't allowed to travel this weekend, my family came up here to celebrate my sister's birthday.
I feel sorry for people who don't have a sister. In many ways, we are total opposites and spent about 15 years of our childhood wishing the other one didn't exist.
But now, we are great friends and I can't imagine life without her.
I don't know anyone who works harder than she does - at her job, at being a good friend and at being there for her family. And Riley absolutely adores her.
She is the queen of Excel spreadsheets, the best travel companion, an avid runner, and a firm believer in the saying, "It's 5 o'clock somewhere."
We decided to celebrate her birthday with a little shopping, a lot of eating and a brief visit to King Family Vineyards.
It was a perfect weekend and just what I needed to get back on my feet. Happy birthday, Katie! We love you!