early 4th

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We’ll begin with this pan of cubed pork belly. Taylor tasted some a few weeks back prepared by his brother-in-law Ryan in Austin, TX, and the plan rapidly came together.

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The radiant mama-to-be-again after church (mass). We got to stay all the way to the final hymn because Taylor stayed home with Declan.

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He had some work to do with company coming.

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Yum! These were awesome. My son cooks!

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Only this one shot of the pool antics. I wish there was some way to fully describe the pleasant Arizona air and the atmosphere with easy adults and likable kids —— Nirvana!

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Meet Gary and Haley and their nephew and niece Rhys and JoJo. And Taylor.

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Gary and Taylor have matured some since the days they were buddies back in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in the ’80s/’90s. I liked them back then, but I like them a whole lot more now.

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