My nephew is turning 12 on Sunday. Twelve! What a privilege to get to know this delightful person over the last 12 years. As you can tell from the pics, he loves to be outside. He loves water, too (that second pic is from last summer on our way to paddle board in the lake).

He’s so curious; every time we hang out I get asked a question I really have to think about to answer. Like his dad, he has an amazing breadth of knowledge across different subjects. Like all almost-teenagers, he’s discovering sarcasm, but he’s still so gentle and thoughtful. He’s a leader at school and just an exceptional human. We’re so lucky to spend time with him.

Happy birthday, Skyler! We love you.