Saturday, June 30, 2012
As most of you know, Laura and I are incredibly blessed when it comes to family. This extends beyond our parents though. Blarry , as we affectionately refer to Laura's uncles Barry (Laura's mothers brother) and his partner of 30+ years Larry, are certainly part of this passel of amazing family. After ten years with Laura, I consider them my uncles too. In my haste to get a post out post-Albuquerque and due to sheer exhausted brain-fartedness, I did not give anywhere near proper thanks and kudos to The Uncles. Our entire trip was planned, executed and paid for by these sweet men. This is no small thing considering it involved travel and hotel for 3 people! The trip provided a new and such sweet level of family for me. I got to meet and feel connected to Larry's sisters, nieces, nephews and other family to whom I technically am distantly connected to. The whole trip was a wonderful reminder about what makes people family- to me it's love and the intention to call each other family regardless of bloodlines or legal decisions. Barry and Larry gave us more than a great trip to New Mexico. They gave us family. Sadly we didn't get any good pics of them on the trip and I'm blogging from Hawaii so I don't have access to other pics of them but fear not. They're coming. As is an epic post about Hawaii when we get back with a millions pics. Laura is doing a night dive with Manta Rays as I type this!