Thursday, July 29, 2010

-california lewis

once upon a time there was this little island where people walked to get donuts and tea every morning and spent their days looking down their lounged bodies through sandy toes to a marina filled with sailboats skimming and seals barking in the water. a place where babies never needed shoes, mommies had endless supplies of diet coke and gossip magazines and daddies could teach their children how to jump off a wall into the sand properly. a place where the dogs seemed to smile at you, no one cared if you picked the flowers growing along the sidewalks and the weather alternated between clouded and misty to sunny and breezy.

our trip to balboa was nothing short of magical. the G family showed us an amazing time. so amazing that i dreaded the thought of leaving within the first hour of being there. so amazing that it has now become the place in my head i retreat to when i can't sleep at night and need to find a happy place. i think i left a piece of my heart there.

this picture makes me laugh:
i was so relaxed that something in vogue got the ultimate mccain look of concentrated focus.
i look so much like my siblings here in a way i've never noticed.

"deaners" and brody:

my lew:

the offspring:

brody and his teeth:

"tank" aders:


"benana" brea.

thanks jo for the invite and perfect time.
we love you guys so much.
and when we've shed the 20lbs of pure love we've gained, let's do it again.


1 Funky Woman said...

Awe, what great pictures, as usual! Looks like you all had a great time! Did you go in that banana place? Looks interesting. I'm loving the bootie shot of all the kiddos!

Carl said...

"There's always money in the banana stand."

ArizonaLewis said...

we went to Dad's every day. brandon loved the frozen bananas. i had to have 2 donuts with sprinkles. it's kinda what you do there. no wonder everyone was so happy and bulging.

Jennifer said...

Brand- you look like you have a comb-over and spence mustache in the pic of you on the bench....