I woke up with an overburdened feeling from all the things that needed my attention that day. My Friday did not seem too promising. I hurried in the morning to get as much done as possible before a shoot I planned with my younger sister and her kids. Just a few minutes later than planned, we got into a car and drove to a park in midtown. Josiah was producing exciting voices from the back seat, Eva surprisingly slept, and my sister and I caught up on life as if we haven’t seen each other for months. Somewhere in between I remembered that we are going to a shoot and we stopped where the light seemed just right. The warm sun rays filled every corner of the park, pretty light flowed in from every direction, and the four of us walked through the park, on what turned out most beautiful October afternoon. The pleasant weather made everything seem better and all that light made for great photos practically anywhere. We were so into the shoot that we forget about our youngest sister. Dina came to the park to help us out, yet we didn’t tell her where in the park we would be. After thirty minutes (ummm sorry Dina) we found each other and decided to finish off the shoot at a bakery. Enjoying some wonderful baked goods with my sisters and nephew and niece I couldn’t help but cherish every moment spent with them. How quickly I’ve forgotten that sisters are a girl’s best friend, that sunny October afternoons are made to enjoy with those I love, that unplanned dates are some of the most memorable ones. My not so promising Friday all of the sudden turned into the best day of the week. I was refreshed, encouraged, happy and couldn’t help but thank my sister for planning the shoot and helping me to remember the simple pleasures of life. Oh and just to prove how great of a time we had . . . here is my beautiful family! Cheers, Yuliya.