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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

2010 Summer Games

From the bocce ball court to the swimming pool and a dozen hide n seek games in between, I played non stop with my cousins for some solid summer days in the desert.

After a couple days my parents forgot they had a child because I was so completely absorbed with the happiness being with my cousins gave to me. They are more than friends, more than fun kids to play with. They have the same blood in their bodies as me and that takes the whole thing up a notch, a really cool notch of pure love!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Cousins 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Fiesta! Forever!

Everyone you meet, is dancing in the street, all night long...

This is a dance party at Hop Louie that was started by Uncle Aza and then turned wild when Uncle Anton joined him...literally! I didn't know boys were supposed to dance this way.

It took a lot of dollars on the juke box to keep this dance party going but they did it, for the love of each other.

We are home now, away from the dear old Los Angelenos posse and we miss them like always.

But it is sure good to have things like weddings and holidays and no good reasons for trips to see each other so that the friendships and loves never have to go too long without hugging and dancing. Look at the fun! Look how big the smile is on Anti-Jen!

Miss you lots Uncle The Chief. Please visit us soon.

Miss you lots Diaz and Aza. Please visit us soon. You HAVE to!!!

Miss you Nicky. I know you will visit us soon. And this goes for you too Uncle Mike and Auntie Jenna. 2010.

Don't forget about the fun I can show you!

Don't forget about this funny face guys!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mike and Jenna's Wedding Reception

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Mike and Jenna's Wedding

The Ceremony:

Next Up: The Reception

Friday, June 11, 2010

Reconnections from the LA Past

This is when I first knew Bebel and then I left Los Angeles and didn't see her for four and a half years.

Boy, how she has grown! Yet I still feel the same way about her, which is really liking her a lot. We instantly took to playing: mercenary anthropologists.

We dug up bones and fossils and then fought each other with sword sticks.

She told her dad Nathan on the way over that she was afraid I was too young to know anything about math. I told her a few of the secrets I know, things more important than math.

Camille met us over there at Trails in Griffith Park for some delicious lemonade and chili and rhubarb pie.

And then we all went for a hike through a mossy trail to secret hobbit ponds.

I hope hope hope I don't have to go another four and a half years before I see Bebel again. My dream is of a Northern California or Southern Oregon camping meet up. I'm going to get my mom on this.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Guess What Happened Last Week?

You don't have to were there! Probably. These guys became woman and husband.

And we celebrated for 5 days and 5 nights in and out of various restaurants and places.

It was wild and it was non-stop. We did more and saw more friends and family in these 5 days than we've done all year.

I've never seen my Uncle Mike more happy.

There was so much love and goodwill in the air. This happens when things are the way they're supposed to be.

Everyone who has known Mike for a really long time knows that this is a major event and the beginning of a very important era.

And there is mass approval, from therapists and mothers alike.

We were there for Mike and Jenna but we also had a really really great vacation tripping down the old skool highways of our Los Angeles roots.