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
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.
My whole set from our part of their visit is here.
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 :)