Hello my loyal reading folks! Just thought I'd share a bit of sweetness from my past. I think it's web-safe enough to show this image online since no one really looks like they did at this time, circa 1982-ish. That's me in the pert little yellow dress on the side, there's my oldest brother standing up (who's a whopping 17 years my senior, but still manages to look the youngest) and another brother kneeling down holding my favorite kitten, albeit a bit gruffly (let me assure you no kittens were harmed in the making of this picture). In the center is my abuelita, smiling a sweet smile and noticeably absent is her ever-present Bible. And there's my beautiful Mami, caught off guard with a forced smile but let me assure you she's one of the most gorgeous women on earth.
I love how messily exposed this photo is, putting a mysterious gray veil over everything, that it was the middle of summer and you can tell by the overgrown lawn, the heavy leaves on the trees and patches of bare ground. I have so many happy memories of being a kid and just wandering around with my hair uncombed, scruffing up my pretty dresses climbing trees, riding bikes and skinning my knees. Just a brief summer memory on this cold, cold day in New York. Have a sweet weekend, all, and stay warm!