redwood giants and family and a redwood heart

Jan 28, 2008 | Life in Progress

my parents are here for a visit…all the way from florida (where i grew up). such fun. we’re doing all sorts of exploring as neither one of them have ever been to san francisco. today, we went to muir woods, one of my favorite spots around here. the redwood trees are simply glorious with all their might. here they are, my mom and greggie (as i like to call my step-dad), hugging one of the giants. i am so thankful for these two in my life. no drama. just parents. aren’t they cute? my mom and i are hoping to get crafty this week. she’s the crafty queen in our family. and greggie is the most calm and relaxed person you’ll ever meet – the perfect match for my mom who is much like me…a bit energetic and task minded and sometimes all over the place.

and oh goodness, i almost peed my pants when i spotted this heart. it’s perfect. found at muir woods, perfectly shaped inside the casing of a fallen redwood. love it. a new fav. it’s nice to have my family here. i haven’t seen them in over a year which, quite frankly, seems ridiculous. my promise to myself is to not let that ever happen again. they’re getting older. i’m getting older. life is here and now.
more soon.

Sending much love,

Show/Hide Comments (17 comments)
  1. Kelly

    I love Muir Woods! Beautiful heart, too.

  2. Michelle (a.k.a. la vie en rose)

    wow…that heart rocks!…i just returned from a short visit with my parents…it’s good to have that time with them isn’t it…

  3. Colorsonmymind

    What a heart. Wonderful that you get to spend time with your parents.


  4. Bikkybo

    Wishing many happy times together as you visit with your family. When all is said and done, family is what you are left with in the end. I hope you have a fantastic visit and thanks for sharing the wonderful “tree (he)art”.

  5. Sherry

    How wonderful to spend time with family — your parents’ first time in SF — it will be wonderful!!!

  6. aka Cate

    How did I just know your mum would be crafty like you. I love the heart – that’s so cool.

  7. Anonymous

    Kelly Rae,
    What a sweet post.
    What a delight to see you in CPS (I just got it). It was like recognizing a friend.


  8. pERiWinKle

    memories….new treasures..old treasures….photographs…love…. what more can one want?! Have fun! xx

  9. Julie H

    I teared up reading about your family – perhaps because I have just come in from Mum’s birthday dinner. What a beautiful heart to find while you were people dear to your own heart.

  10. * mY fRiEnDs cALL mE Rella *

    They are precious..and how lovely no drama!! And that heart……it is THE heart of hearts. Great find.

    xo Rella

  11. Eileen W.

    I long to see the Muir Woods in person! You’re so right about how special spending time with family is- enjoy it and savor them!

  12. Marel Lecone

    I’m telling you . . . no one finds hearts like you. I thought for sure that you were a pacific girl. I, myself, am a Florida girl, transplanted to New York in 2001. Have a great week.

  13. mati rose

    your parents are super cute! i love your mom’s sneaks. have fun!

  14. Gwen

    That heart is unbelievable! I would have peed my pants, for sure!

  15. Katrina

    oh, enjoy. it’s so nice to be a tourist in the place we call home. and what better remedy for an overdue visit than the magic of the redwoods?!? hope to see you soon…


    what an amazing “heart find”….seems particualrly fitting since you were sharing the day with people you love. and, yes, make more time to spend together….I miss my parents every day….but I am so grateful we lived near each other their last 10 years or so. you are so right….life is here and now….well said.

  17. liz elayne

    sounds like your time together is a bit like a meditation…or invites reflection in a beautiful way.
    and that heart…wow! love that.


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