Usually, my siblings and I meet every April for my niece's birthday. However, my sister invited me to come with her to an annual convention she attends in Europe. She asked me four years ago but the timing was not right then. She says it is her early birthday gift for me. I could not pass it up. So, we are gathering together and celebrating birthdays ahead of time. I will not be posting for a week but as always, I will be sharing stories and photographs when I get back.