it didn't take any courage whatsoever to visit this clan, on my way out of squam and art camp in new hampshire. no sirree bob, this required nothing of the sort. these people i love, they love me, and all i had to do was soak it all up, the love, the friendship, the easy togetherness.
you see, this growing family (new third baby a month ago) is my family. yet another family of mine. i was there when their first was born. invited to actually be there for the miracle that is max.
that's just how these folks are. they invited me to share christmas eve with them in san francisco when my mom was spending her last days at the hospital nearby.
in fact, i was enjoying soaking them up so much, i forgot to take pictures! we supped on lobster and corn in the garden, a perfect new england evening.
and they surprised me with their and my dear aussie friends fab justin and the lovely lily. it all passed too quickly.
and then it was time for max to go to school ...
and for me to get on the road ...
but they're all coming to visit the left coast next week. i hope my camera does a better job of showing all their faces then!