Saturday, October 25, 2008

Meet & Greet

Where do I start? I'm holding off on any catch up blogs to give a current update. This is a big one. . .

Mark and I drove to San Francisco over the weekend to meet my beautiful 19 year old birth daughter Mary Angeline. She is 19 years old and is absolutely the most brilliant and charming young woman I have ever met. She came with her awesome Dad Kirk who treated us all to a luxurious and fun weekend.

There is no way I could begin to describe our amazing meet & greet on this blog--it's so personal. But I can say that meeting Mary Angeline and getting reacquainted with Kirk seemed to be the most natural thing in the world. Mark said it best as we were driving home. He said,
"It seemed like we had a fabulous weekend with our closest friends." True dat. Here are some pics. . .

I was relieved to discover that Mary Angeline is a hugger! Woo Hoo! Wha Wha! (Mark & I are guessing at the spelling of the wha wha. . . :>)

Thank you KIRK!

Mary Angeline was hilarious with this Brit at the mall. Mark documented our outing.

The streets of San Francisco.

This was a very special moment for Mark & I. As we wandered the streets of San Francisco we discovered a small Catholic church tucked away between large, nondescript commercial buildings. The beautiful stained glass drew us in and we found ourselves alone in a very peaceful cathedral. We wandered around the church for a few minutes and as we were leaving we found a basket of ribbons with a note welcoming us to write the name of a loved one who had recently passed, and one who we missed dearly. We were able to write down Sky's name and place it with others to be celebrated on the coming All Saints Day. It was such a great feeling to remember Sky right then and there and to feel so much love for him. We were going to put his name back in the basket with some others but just then the priest came out and motioned toward the front and invited us to place the ribbon ourselves. We walked to the front of the church and tacked the ribbon up as high as we could and Mark was able to snap a couple of photos. It was truly a special moment in the midst of our special weekend. I absolutely LOVE the photo above. Well done Mark!

Yay! Finally some Vote NO on prop 8 signs. We brought them home to Redding--I think they're the only ones north of Sacramento or so but I'm so glad I could bootleg them up here.

This was our goodbye--for now. Mary Angeline--you are the hippest, funniest, warmest, and most intelligent girl of your time. I am thrilled to know you and I love you.

I am the luckiest girl alive. Not only did I get to spend the weekend with Mark, Mary Angeline, and Kirk--the three most fun people EVER--but Mark treated me to a new Le Creuset piece on the way home!

Gotta love Le Creuset.

Well, those are all the photos for this time. Thank you so much Mary Angeline, Kirk, and Mark for making this happen. I love you all so much.
Always, M'chelle


  1. Hey Michelle, I just found ya! Wow, that trip sounded really awesome....miss you! Brianna

  2. Hey Michelle, I am so happy that you and Mary Angeline finally met. She is beautiful. She reminds me of you when you were her age. Yes, I remember the day when you were into fashion!
    What an amazing journey in both of your lives. I wish you both all of the best. love, Jennie