Instead of having all the family meet at Christmas, we all decided we would meet in California this year for summer solstice. Linda came from NY and Vaughn/Karina/Xavier/Matisse drove down from Portland. In addition, almost all of Karina’s family was present for the event. It was a 2 day celebration of family!!! As you can see from the pictures below we also had a baby shower for Dane and Tara (they are expecting twins) and harvested our first garlic of the season. We hope this will become a family tradition to do this in the summer instead of at Christmas. It is easier to travel and there are many more things to do.