A couple of weekends ago the family gathered at Aunt Pat’s house for a going away celebration for Austin. And then on Monday of this week, a few of us met at the airport to give Austin a personal sendoff as he left for basic training. There were lots of congratulations and good lucks, lots of hugs and kisses, and lots of photos and video.
It was seriously a bittersweet day. We’re going to miss Turtle Head and Bubbles is going to miss her brother. Not only do I not want to lose these photos (I try to remember to back up externally, but I often forget) but I want to be able to share them easily, too. With the new RealTimes cloud based sharing service I can check off both of those boxes more easily.