Today my family and I are getting together for dinner to celebrate my nephew Jaxson’s 9th birthday. It’s a day that we will laugh and get lost in great conversation and delicious food! I savor these moments because they are too few and far between. We all live in different parts of Illinois and I am the furthest with an hour to visit any of them. (The toll road is my friend). A day to rejoice the birth of this cute little bundle of joy! I remember the day my sister found out she was pregnant. We were all so excited and relieved that I finally was to become an aunt,(never thought It was going to happen!) something she had been for 15 years already, and I wanted that special bond also! He is so special to me since he is my first nephew and he is just the sweetest little boy, very brilliant and the manners of an old man and a passion for reading!! Which makes me (a Librarian) very happy. So of course when I asked him what he wants for his birthday he replies a Barns and Noble gift card. Oh boy, I love this kid!! Happy birthday Jaxson Dwight!! I love you!