Ah, I’m back a week now from my trip to the States. What a whirlwind trip it was with a quick trip up to Portland and then 2 1/2 weeks in San Francisco where I was given the great gift of witnessing my nieces’ first few weeks of life and assisting with caregiving and nannying for the Guidi-Wygant family. My folks also managed to come in for a month to help Joy & David. And I managed to see almost all of my friends in between various family commitments. It was great to see everyone and catch up and I hope I’ve convinced ya’all to come visit us in New Zealand some time.
Here’s a bit of a photo montage of my trip.
First stop – Portland – to see several friends: Kat & Andrew, Scott & Anne, Ken & Christina, Sola & Inayat at Riversong, and Sebastian. And thank you Kirk and Jim for coming up from Arizona! What a busy few days we had.
We played Rockband and went sightseeing:
Lunched with Sebastian and visited Sola & Inayat at Riversong Retreat:
Back in San Francisco, I hung out with my gal pals for birthday celebrations:
And BBQ’d with friends Mary, Darek, Wes, Anthony, and Mary and a few others:
And I basically hung out and had many lunches, coffees, and dinners with all my pals.
Jack and Nane, Kelly, Mei:
Lillian, Daniel, and baby Nathaniel:
Lashon, Darek, Roni & Ella:
And of course family: mom & dad, Joy, David, Sienna, and my sister-in-law Laura! More Sienna photos can be found here.