Here is the latest addition to the Peterson family:

River Lee Peterson:


8-something pounds

Probably long

Born Friday, July 31, I believe pretty early in the morning

I don’t have his vitals at hand, as you can see; I shall acquire, and append.

In the meantime, here he is with his darling mama, Alexis.

alexis and river

Alexis and John (brother Jay’s son, for those who may not know) were high school sweethearts at South High in Redondo Beach. They’ve been together about 14 years now. They have always been crazy in love, it is plain to see–as I wish all couples were. ¬†They have a massive network of friends, enjoy life at full throttle, are funny and bright, and will make very, very loving parents.

Sometimes, it’s just right. This is one of those times.

I can hardly wait to watch the show.

A couple other pics…

Here’s John, surrounded by Alexis’ huge bevy of bridesmaids at their wedding about three years ago, on the cliff above Bluff Cove:

wedding party better

And here is one I’ve always loved of them (there are so many):


And for the record, I managed to get a call into John the day after River was born. We were in Yosemite and connectivity and logistics were challenging. At the time of my call, I was sitting beside…. yes!…. a river–the Dana fork of the Tuolumne, as a matter of fact–which made me smile.