I’m writing this from JFK airport on my way to Spain! It’s been been quite a crazy few weeks, but I’m so excited for this trip. Let’s back up a bit, though, because my dad was just in Portland for Thanksgiving!! We got together a few times during the week and as always, it was pure craziness. This picture pretty much sums up how it is when we all get together:
One big f*cking blur of people. And this is what happens when the kids (and Jon!) realize I’m trying to take a selfie:
We went to my sister’s house for dinner on Monday night and it was quite the crowd with my dad, Jon, Carlos, Jeff, Tomoe, Kai, Kaz, Emily, Jamison, Elijah and Kennedy.
On Thanksgiving, we all went out to eat! This is the second year we’ve gone out and it is probably one of the best ideas my dad’s ever had. It’s so much easier to just show up, eat a ton of food and go home – it’s like being a kid again! There aren’t any leftovers, but it’s much more relaxing for everyone.
We even remembered to take group photos, too! I can’t believe how much the kids have grown up. Yes, Elijah is about 9 feet tall now.
Thankfully, the adults haven’t aged a bit.
Kennedy found a vent to stand on and asked me to take a picture. Kaz had FOMO so he joined her!
And finally, the entire cast of characters!
Needless to say, we had an awesome Thanksgiving!
And I was awake bright and early this morning to catch my flight to JFK. I’m meeting J in Spain for a couple of weeks (yes, we’re still together!). We’re going to walk the Camino de Santiago for a few days and then head to The Canary Islands. I hope to do a lot of nothing.
Oh, and one last thing, I decorated for Christmas last week:
Biff is already looking for Santa! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays!