It all started in Tampa, an invitation to a dinner at some fellow twitter foodies, and meeting your mother. Today we made the reservations to go back there - where you were first an idea, where we felt you first move when your mom was pregnant (it was during a the hockey when Canada won gold).
The invitation was to Barry and Debbie Frangipane's home for a dinner. And on June 15th - she will open a restaurant, and you will be there. Somehow, it seems fitting. This will be your first trip to Tampa, hard to believe- but its almost four years ago that your mom and I met there, and almost three years since you were born.
There are a lot of people who are looking forward to seeing you - a lot of aunties and uncles - and your dad will be there smiling the entire time. I can't wait to bring you there .
|Packing the salmon I would bring to Tampa in 2009.|
|A short while later your mom and I decided, in Seattle, that we were going to do this|
|A photo taken by your mom the night we met. It became the cover for one of my books|