whirlwind holiday

01 Jan whirlwind holiday

The past week has been a delightful blur of travel and celebrations and new experiences.

A few highlights, with photos: After a quiet Christmas day at home, we hopped on a plane to North Carolina to visit my aunt and uncle for a few days. Suzie & Nick are always such gracious hosts.

The kids went bowling for the first time (LOVED it), Bronwynn helped my aunt Suzie in the kitchen, Miles chased their three cats around the house…until we realized he’s allergic to cats (oops). B took a little spill and ended up at Urgent Care (she’s fine, thankfully). Kris helped my uncle taste test various vintages of wine and whiskey. We explored the trails around their home, ate amazing food, celebrated my birthday (with the yummiest red velvet cake, by Suzie and B), and just relaxed and had a good time catching up.

We flew home in time to celebrate New Year’s Eve with our neighbors, and I woke up early on the 1st to run a 5K. And then we all collapsed in bed for the rest of the day. It felt nice that our busy holiday week was punctuated by rest and togetherness.

 After nearly 5 hours of happy flying, she was DONE.

 I love how small Miles looks in the great big world.

 Assembly line
 11 p.m. on NYE

We returned to help our neighbors harvest a bounty of citrus.
Happy New Year!

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