Wednesday, December 8, 2010

2010 In Review

When Max draws on the sidewalk, train tracks figure prominently. 
I do this every year, for those who want to know what's going on with us. Please tell me the news from your world. At the end of 2010, all three of us are healthy and happy. No shocking changes happened this year, just normal ones. Misa kept our lives running, a considerable achievement. I turned 50, Max went to First Grade in both his English and Japanese schools.

The rest is mostly photographs.

Max had a birthday party at Daly City Party Playhouse. His friend Coco played air hockey in the arcade.

We attended the wedding of Lynne Rutter and Erling Wold, a Rococo event, unlike any other wedding we'd seen. The photo of king and queen gives you a taste.

A pleasant surprise, Moe Kawakami and her mom visited from Japan. We met the ABC PreSchool parents and children for a class reunion playdate.

We live by the ocean, but it's not the Bahamas. About 363 days a year, the weather is cold and gray here.

Magically, about two days a year, our beach looks just like Hawaii. The water looks warm, but it's still freezing.

Doves nested outside my studio.  

We spent a week in San Diego in August. 

If you want to make Max happy, just put him on a train. It doesn't matter where the train goes.

We did repair work and painted our house. Actually, we paid other people to do both. I'm significantly poorer, but my back feels good.

That's it for us. Lots of early mornings. The sun goes down before we know what's happening. Happy holidays and a joyous 2011 to you.

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