It's been a nice visit with friends and family here in California. I had the chance to meet some very special new baby boys, born to some of my oldest and most beloved friends. It was so very sweet to see them as parents for the first time!
Baby gifts were delivered, including a couple of handstitched swaddling blankets.
And, despite being incredibly over scheduled by our attempts to do everything and see everyone in the short time that we had, I made time to go out for ice cream with a favorite person of mine. We actually had something that resembled a conversation (well, kind of) and it was kind of awesome.
I do miss some things about California. It is relatively warm here, for example. And I like my family a whole lot. We have been on non-stop family time since we got here and I have to say, I think we've all really loved it. But, I hear that there are ten inches of the fluffy stuff on the ground in Vermont as of yesterday and Mariam and I have a date with a snowman. So, airport-bound are we.