A Stone's Throw

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Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Family Reunion

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to time my arrival back to the States with my Aunt Susan and Uncle Tom's annual Barn Dance. There's nothing quite like Vermont in Autumn with the trees in their full palate of color highlighted by the rich evergreens that roll over the mountains like a green sea. It's a grand place.


But, to me, the dance is a time to see family again: my parents, sisters, brother-in-law, nephews, aunt and uncle, and extended family. And this fall there was a new addition to the family, little Mia. Mia is a sweet girl, newly adopted from China. She's still quite shy, but I will get to know her as she adjusts to her new life and family in New England.


The Barn. A huge structure, though seems small compared to the mountain backdrop.



Wandering the woods just before sunset. The crunch of leaves underfoot is one of the best sounds of the Fall.



It's difficult to show the intense colors of Vermont; the blue sky against the yellow and orange and red leaves was spectacular.




My cool nephew, Noah.



My sister, and fellow world-traveler, Greta with little nephew Gabe debating if he will join in the dancing.



Annah, my youngest sister and master texter.


My wonderful Mom and Dad.



Gabe and little Mia. What a great smile she has!


Mia, considering dashing off on some solo exploration, as any good child should do.


Gabe, or, as he is known among mob-types, 'Gabe the Fist'!


[ This is where the picture of Nephew Joe would've gone, but he was so busy dancing, that all his pictures are just a blur of color and light. Cheers, Joe! ]

2 Comments:

  • At 8:24 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    You have a beautiful family Caleb! They must be very proud that you pursued your dreams. What a switch from 3rd world to chaos in NY and then family time! When you head to the Midwest I for one would love to catch up...
    Jamie

     
  • At 11:54 AM , Anonymous Jamie Davis said...

    Could you look any more like your dad? It's nice to finally see faces to the people we have heard so much about for the last 7 years!

     

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