Hayley’s entire Kesner-sided family has an annual summertime reunion entitled The Kesner Clamorama. I very much enjoy it. We sleep outside on Auntie Becky and Uncle John’s screened porch that looks over a very still lake and shower below it, outdoors each morning. Her (soon to be our) family cooks throughout all hours. They watch the kids lovingly agitate one another. They fill me in on all of their histories. They laugh harder than I have ever seen family laugh together. I get to see Hayley completely melt into her origins and take the days easy and cool. Jean Kesner collects t-shirts throughout the year to be raffled off after a big meal. Karen megaphones. Hayley takes her megaphone batteries. Everyone is in love with the children, as you will see. These are some of my favorite pictures.