Wednesday, July 02, 2008

win-win.

So, yeah, like I hinted...it's been a whirlwind around here. A joyous lucky whirlwind.

Andrea and Ward et al. decided to head to the city by the bay last week. As luck would have it our neighbor/friends headed out of town the very same time. Not even a moments hesitation...Riley and I were happy to open our home and sleep next door. You must know that I am not purely selfless. We were - after all - allowed direct access and some serious together time with this very popular crew so, you know, win-win.

They rolled in Sunday evening to all of our excitement. Some local artisan cheeses (thank you Adam!) and a bottle of wine and we were off to the park. Nothing like a good swing and run around after a day in the car yes? I thought so, too. Lots of catching up and camera sharing and swinging and yammering and yummy pasta eating and our plan was set.

They had so so many things to fit in but we got them all to ourselves on Tuesday. A day that included
on our way.
ferry rides,


tomatoes.
farmer's markets,


lunch time.
excellent Mexican lunches,


ezra's cupcake.
cupcakes,


ward vs. andrea
carousels and oh so much more...
including my camera battery dying. No matter, I am kinda sorta sure my girl had the rest of the day covered.

So that is a summary of a too short visit. Can I now tell you how simply wonderful these four are? Amazing Andrea with the twinkle in her eye, warm generous spirit and always the perfect words for a friend, Ward with his talent and enthusiasm for his craft and his way with the kids, gentle loving Ava with her big beautiful knowing eyes that do not miss a thing, and Ezra the happy little comedian with his made-up songs and crazy sweet smile. Of course I had always suspected these things but to be immersed in them, surrounded by them was perfect. Thank you friends for sharing part of your time with us but even more for sharing YOU with us.

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My whole set from our part of their visit is here.
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p.s. I will be taking the plunge in the next several weeks and opening my very own etsy store...please stay tuned...also, if there are certain images of mine that strike your fancy let me know. I am in the image selection phase as we speak :)

6 Comments:

Blogger andrea said...

oh yay! yay! loved reading this, friend. you were so kind to open your home to us. thank you, thank you, thank you (I've said it so many times but I can't help myself)... spending time with you and riley, meeting adam... so good. so so good. I think we got the sweet end of the deal, though. for reals.

a zillion hugs and kissed all around. we love you!

11:50 AM  
Blogger curious girl (lisa) said...

sounds absolutely wonderful. I love the tomato photo. congratulations on your etsy shop!

2:17 PM  
Blogger LeS said...

You know you are welcome and - oh don't you worry missy - we'll be up there to stay at camp hula one day soon!
smooch.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Elizabeth said...

I found your blog through Posie gets cozy. Love your photographs and the way your blog reads. Your son is so adorable! I live near the city by the bay, and it is always nice to see another blogger that lives in the area. I'll be back for another visit.

9:23 AM  
Blogger Orange Pattern said...

You are the sweetest. It radiates throughout your writing and pics.

5:31 AM  
Blogger LeS said...

oh, hey, all thank you so much!
curious g: so nice of you - that shop is coming in the next few weeks...please stay tuned :)
elizabeth: so nice to meet you! we are so lucky to live in this part of the world, no? I'll look forward to seeing you :)
orange pattern: that is one of the best compliments i could receive and, really, the best l=kind of reason to have a blog, no?

10:42 AM  

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