When we were in high school, our friend Jim’s house made a suitable and comfortable hangout. It was our headquarters; all the better for Jim, who never had to search for friends – they all simply came right to him.

After a few years, we began call ourselves the JHC – the Jim’s House Crew.

Over a decade later, most of us find ourselves either married, with kids, or both.

In honor of today’s planned playdate, I’m turning Sierra Picture Day into Sierra and Friends Picture Day. This picture, taken at Jim’s current house, shows the next generation of JHC members – all born within three and a half months of each other, complete with honorary t-shirts.

This was lovingly handwritten on March 22nd, 2008