Family night in Cleveland 7/7/10

Family night in Cleveland 7/7/10

I flew my partner in to meet the family in Cleveland and man did we have a ball! 

Laughs and good times visiting my last Auntie alive, going through her photo albums and finding classic pics fro the forties and fifties.  Reminding me what a celebratory people we are.  We love and cherish a good time. 

it just reminds me not to get too far away from the things that keep me joyous.  The people I love, the music I create and the FAMILY that remind me how special and priceless this thing is.  God I'm lucky.  This photo is  me and my first cousins.  We grew up together since i was and only child, they were more like my siblings.  The bond is still just as sweet as it was then.  Protected tender, forgiving and blessed.