At the airport, Christina says an emotional hello to the baby she relin-
quished over 23 years ago. Her ten-year-old son looks on.
These are his wonderful parents. I meant to have more pictures, but well, it was pretty emotional and I meant to take more pictures. I just said that.
Chrissie and her boys. I have no idea where anyone else is. Did I mention it was an emotional moment???
Kitchens seem to be the place people collect to visit. I caught this picture that night after they got here. John went with Chrissie to her belly dancing classes - they were the first classes of the semester and she really needed to teach them. They were both exhausted.
They're looking through the photo box - I've pulled everything from the magnetic albums in antici-
pation of placing them in archival albums this winter. Back row: DD Chris, DS Josh, me - Front row: Alexia, John DS Matt and his girlfriend Julia. John and Matt has been texting for weeks and were instant best friends.
I'm not sure that any one picture shows how much John and Matt look like each other, but I can tell you that more than once over the weekend, I'd catch one out of the corner of my eye and be fooled.
Alexia was absolutely in love with her big brother, maybe a little to the excessive side.
A little ham~
I'm thinking that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.
John's parents are simply unbelievably wonderful. His mom Karen and I enjoy a laugh as the boys look at photos of Matt's childhood artistic expressions. She made two photo albums for Chrissie. John made insanely similar projects. Matt and John spent time talking about their art, bands and their music. Matty was only five when his newly anticipated "brother" didn't come home from the hospital and it was very hard on him. I don't know what to think. Nature vs nurture? His parents are so cultivating. I don't know what to think. I just said that.
He got another pretty ribbon!
5 hours ago