Yesterday we celebrated Shanley Belle's 22nd birthday. I always consider her birthday the start of autumn because the season seems to turn about this time of year. Before her birth, I endured a very hot pregnancy in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was summer until I went into labor at a New Orleans Saints v. Cardinals football game. Two days later when we took Shanley Belle home, autumn had arrived, and we could feel coolness after months of oppressive heat.
Happy Birthday, Shanley!