A little shower fell on 11 Bonita a few days ago. My baby sister is expecting her second baby, a little girl named Hayden Lee Hopkins Boltz.

On special celebrations I have made it a custom to fill the dining room with at least 100 balloons in colors to mark the occasion, thus making it the place to celebrate!

This room is devoid of color but filled with an Austrian crystal chandelier, colonnades (original 1920s arched windows), and thick stuccoed walls with decorative pilasters. It’s a perfect backdrop for any occasion. It’s amazing how often I consider this room my “room of good memories”—graduations, Thanksgivings, birthdays, and, now best of all, a baby shower for my little sister in honor of her little-sister-to-be.