well, i’m still in love with san francisco. i did leave my heart here over the summer. it’s been fun finding it in nooks and crannies of the city.
i came back to the bay the same weekend my sister saydi and her family (the shumways) were in town. i was so excited all summer to have them in san fran. sayd, toddler emmeline and baby peter and i had an adventure driving around pt. reyes, and the next day i got to show the whole fam the city i adore. that night hazel (my soulmate-niece) and i had a sleepover at my house and i got to show saydi some neat spots in the mission before the shumways headed off to a wedding in the east bay.
boy howdy it was a blast to have them here. that’s right, boy howdy.
i think my sister saydi is the one person in the world that i share the most genes with, and my niece hazel might be second. i like the other shuways a lot too. oh it was dreamy! we were so excited about being together that we just got a few
conservatory of flowers (sheesh i love those dahlias):
this is hazel and my signature “i feel alive" pose. we love life the same.
dolores park where we enjoyed views + ike’s sandwiches and later + bi-rite ice cream. oh my!:
chinatown, where i showed the kids the fortune-cookie factory (a big hit, and peter’s first treat!):
my beloved rooftop in north beach:
apparently the view looks like this when you are 7 years old and 4 feet high…
we got peter this froggy hat from untion square street vendors. is your heart a puddle??
the only picture we got of all of us – sorry charlie, the only part of you we can see if your hand!
the weather was absolutely, unabashedly, completely perfect.
china beach for a dinner picnic:
the shumways do the same pose for pictures wherever they go all over the world … they are neat.
and the next morning at clarion alley in the mission:
if “i feel alive” is hazel and my signature pose, the squat is saydi and my signature pose. so cute.
settling back into the city the shum-way was a dang good way. i love them, i love them, i love them. and a year later, i love san francisco!