In fact, I don’t believe it’s even a Hallmark holiday at all! Last year we started a new tradition in our family that is really fun: Aunt’s Day.

A funny coincidence happened on the way to this decision. Jim and I were in Tennessee over Mother’s Day weekend (returning the afternoon of Mother’s Day) for a bike ride he wanted to do in the mountains (I passed on that opportunity) on Saturday, and the kids were being supervised by Aunt Julie. Over that weekend, I was having a conversation with my mom about how much Julie means to us and how she’s always there for us, I wanted to give her a holiday of her own. Our parents were coming up from Tennessee for a visit in July, so I told my mom that we would celebrate Aunt’s Day while they were in town.

When we returned from our trip and got ready to go to dinner for Mother’s Day, this happened. (Don’t be alarmed that I’m routing you to her blog!)

So it was unanimous! Aunt’s Day 2007 was really fun, and we’re looking forward to doing it again this year on either the first or second Sunday in July, whichever she chooses. (I asked her about it yesterday, which is why it occurred to me to post about it…just in case any of you have kids who have a treasured “aunt” or “uncle” that you want to plan ahead for!)

(May=Mother’s Day)
(June=Father’s Day)
(July=Aunt’s Day)

Since I posted about her lateness over the weekend, which is one of her few (honestly) flaws, I want you all to read the post I did for her birthday in October. I posted about it on my other blog because this blog was only a twinkle in my eye at the time, and I’m pretty sure that Kat, Katie, and my sister were the only ones reading that blog at the time.

Click HERE to read what I love about my sister!

***OMG: Note that one of the photos in her birthday post was apparently the same day as THIS one…I wonder which place we visited first?