oh yeah, so in my rush to tell about the city, i neglected my people. big thanks to becky and pep for letting us stay. three year-olds are exhausting. perhaps why i'm so whooped today. (ain't she cute?)
she and i had a great dinner with my cousins arlene and carrie last night at shiroi hana. they are the family that i'm glad i have and simultaneously the family i wish i knew better. i feel so blessed that i got to reconnect with them this summer at the reunion. more trips to visit second cousins will follow soon. i'm glad that i'm closer to more of them now.