Anabel meets Muir Woods + The Golden Gate Bridge
"A portrait of my daughter once a week every week in 2014."
My last few posts have been very "wordy," so this time I am going to spare you all that & share one-hundred of my new favorite photos of Steven and Anabel. My guy and my girl.
(Bear with me.)
We have exactly two weeks left in The Golden State. We decided it was time to bid farewell to some of our favorite places, all the while introducing Anabel to them, too. Muir Woods and The Golden Gate bridge are two places we visited often. Three very specific memories are times when I was pregnant. Once before we knew about her, again days before we knew she was a she (I got so, so car sick on those windy roads), and again when I had a waddle in my walk, and she was mere weeks from making her appearance.
I was sure she'd be indifferent to the experience, but she acted like the woods belonged to her. She would squeal as she breathed in the cool air, and made a point to acknowledge every passerby. She was, no doubt, the loudest living thing in the monument.
She was just as giddy when we stopped in front of the bridge, also. Giggling loudly at Steven. In awe at the ant-sized cars, and boats down below. Slap happy and smiling.
I will never forget what it felt like to see her breathe in the air of the giant redwoods, and study the shape of that historic bridge for the first time.
I think it is safe to say that California will always be a part of her.