Ana is absolutely beautiful. Every yawn is gorgeous. When she looks at me I feel satisfied. She is growing beautifully and I love her.
Enzo smiles like sunshine. I want to buy whatever he's selling. Thankfully he sells nothing and gives away free hugs. When he snuggles in for a hug it makes me feel like I'm getting hugged all over each and every molecule. A complete and engulfing snuggle. It's like the fondest memory of peace and comfort and love.
These kiddos are beautiful. Tami is beautiful. It's still amazing how we created two such perfectly beautiful and happy children. What are the odds? Lucky Mud.
Enzo playing in a stream.
It was time to sell Val. We have been so many places together and have had so many good memories. However, my motorcycle touring days are behind me, and perhaps there are some ahead of me as well. But while the kids are so young at home, the peace that comes from riding long and far alone on a bike has more loneliness then I care to appreciate at this point in my life. It's a change that happened of it's own and one that I'm willing to listen to. Perhaps in the future, when I have collected much more to contemplate, the long road will call me back. Tami and I said goodbye to Val and thought of new adventures on new toys to come.
Oh, RC, such a perfect sport bike. Alas, it was time to say goodbye to this exquisite machine as well. I have never ridden a more perfectly tuned bike than this. I can't believe I let myself sell this bike. It's such a perfect sport bike. But this is a different time in life and the money from the RC will not be squandered. And so, the search for a certain new and exciting four wheeled toy begins.... More to come on that when the search is over.
The first of the new toys is arrived. The coolest motorcycle I have ever owned! Surely this will appear in future posts and pictures here. This is a 1967 Norton Atlas and it is AWESOME! I am loving this bike. I feel so similar to when I rode my first motorcycle. This bike is absolutely-exactly the bike for me right now. It's just so cool! It's just so interesting to ride and to start and to park and to look at and to apply a wrench to. It is the exact bike for my new motorcycling adventures. It is awesome. It is everything I wanted and didn't know I wanted in a bike right now. It's like a new favorite hat but cooler because it's a super-cool motorcycle.
Watching Papi kick start the Norton through the kitchen window.
My little Ana asleep on a walk.
Enzo walking the Los Gatos creek trail.
Hello Beautiful Girl!
Tami and Ana in Capitola. Being with my family at the beach was all I wanted for Father's Day and it was such a perfect day. Last year was my first Father's Day and I had one child. This year was my second and I had two children. Tami assures me this is the last year of such numerical coincidence.
Enzo laughing with Mama on a hot day with his sister.
When I met Tami she talked about her car that she bought brand new after college and how much she loved it. Her 1998 Chevy Cavalier. She said she would keep it until 100,000 miles. Then, when she hit 100k she decided she would keep it longer and see it at 200,000 miles. With less than 500 miles to go, and an engine that has never been taken apart, the car is almost there. But, Tami decided to give it to her dad for Father's day instead. Enjoy Harold.
Look at this kid!
Happy at bath time and getting every bit of joy out of every available splash.