I'd like to describe one of the happiest things about my life right now. The Hermans. It all started with my brother Jay, who started calling my sister Melissa "Herman" (what you get when the Spanish word for sister - hermana - is edited to remove the feminine "a" ending). This nickname quickly spread to the rest of the siblings. You see, we can all be Herman because its gender neutral! Which makes Christmas a bit tricky unless we agree to use our real names. As the siblings have started getting married, the Hermans have grown to include Ben and Liz. And right now, all the Hermans live in Lincoln. I can't even describe how brilliantly wonderful this is. Ben lives approximately 5 blocks away. Melissa's house is a 5 minute drive away. Jay and Liz live even closer . . . If the couch I am sitting on were to crash through my floor, I would be in their apartment. This is bliss.
It is honestly one of the greatest things about this time in my life. Melissa randomly stopped by this evening. Jay and Liz heard my obnoxiously loud greeting I'm sure and came up to investigate. I get to bump into my family all the time. And I always love the afternoons when all 6 of the Hermans end up in the same place. I don't know how long this will last, but for now its one of the sweetest things ever. And if all goes according to plan, all the Hermans will be around in May to welcome the first member of the generation of "Prims". . . hmmm, new tradition?