Gregory and I spent the long holiday weekend in a U-Haul, driving between Los Angeles and San Diego, moving The Baby Goat home for the summer, until she starts school at Cal State Long Beach in the fall. We spent all day Saturday packing up all of her precious and treasured things and saying goodbye to her best friends, Chelsi and Linze, with whom she shared a house near San Diego State.
When we were all loaded up and ready to drive off into the next exciting chapter of this amazing young woman’s life, I stopped for a moment to get this shot of the wall above their cozy, little dining room — and pondered for a moment the house-proud mama who long ago went and bought paint and dragged a step ladder over to lovingly enshrine this sweet sentiment over the sacred space where her little family once gathered to share food and the events of their days…and how it couldn’t POSSIBLY have occurred to her at that moment that some wretched, irreverent, HILARIOUS, Jackalian college students would come along one day and make it their very own.
Welcome home, Beautiful Baby Goat! You are adored and we are SO proud of you.