Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Cali Family

A literal stone's throw from our friends, the Storms, live my aunt and uncle. I grew up next door to this family of cousins, so they were second parents to me. Jannah Storm was in my uncle's seminary class as a high school student, so it was a pleasant coincidence when they moved to the same area at nearly the same time. They are now best of friends and it is fun for me to know that to areas of my acquaintance have come full circle as friends.

Clark and Karen threw a great dinner party for us all Sunday afternoon.
As a pleasant surprise, my cousin Jenn showed up with her boyfriend. Jenn and I used to be mistaken for each other as kids, but I don't really see the resemblance so clearly anymore. But that is my hair on her head.
Preston (cousin) and family came too! They had been planning a visit that was to begin the day after we were to leave, but rescheduled a bit so that we could all be together! Thank you, Preston!

5 comments:

Elise said...

That looks so fun! Seeing the Jacksons and Storms while we were there was one of the highlights of our trip. I really like them. Also. Jenn looks awesome! As usual.

christina said...

Elke,

I have seen the Nie video. I actually posted it on my old blog before my new one went live. It's beautiful, no? (the video, not my blog) :)


-c

Stephanie said...

I LOVE all your cute posts. The Disneyland pictures make me want to go right now! Are you guys going to reunion?

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Jenn J said...

My measure of success on whether or not I have "made it" in this world, has been realized: I am on Elke's blog. Finally! PS, you don't think we look alike anymore? Sad day. I guess you win some, you lose some! ;) LOVE YOU AND IT WAS SO GREAT TO SEE YOU!!!!