Family Traditions

We have family we are born into, and we have family we create, and since our culture beckons us to wander in search of better opportunities, we are often far from our born family at holiday time; so we turn to celebrating with our intentional families. Today was such a gathering. The core of the group is three men who’ve known each other many years. They met “back in the day” at college and at their first professional job. They’ve seen each other through flush times and rough times, called-off engagements and divorces, the death of a parent, cross-country moves, weddings, and the births of their first children. Husband, M, and S, and those “born to” family members nearby this holiday gathered to feast and catch up today. Claire, as usual, loved the party. She is a smiley ray of sweet charm. She managed to rise to the occasion despite the discomfort of two molars pushing through (but they are almost done, thank goodness).

me and a wiggleworm
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4 Comments on “Family Traditions”

  1. Marilyn Says:

    Hi, Kathryn, popping by to say Happy New Year! I fell out of the blogging loop for much of ’08…can’t believe how big Claire is! And you look fabulous!! 🙂 Hope all is well in your world.

  2. Shirl Says:

    She is soo cute! Happy New Year!

  3. marta Says:

    You look great and happy. Thinking of you.

  4. gerry rosser Says:

    Party girl, eh?

    Sounds like a good time.