New adult milestone: Hiding Christmas presents so well, you can’t find them.
Christmas blew past in a whirlwind of food and family. We’ve had a wonderful time with my brother and sister-in-law, plus birthday festivities for Ellie. It’s been a great week, and I’m looking forward to a few days of solid R&R before the new year.
Ready for the Christmas thing.
Happy Birthday, Ellie! Cutie Pusheen from Uncle J. and Aunt J.
…this kid, I tell ya.
Cookie decorating party.
We’re pretty awesome at this.
Early Xmas gift from Tim; a Spooky and Scully ornament for the tree!
Time to light the nativity pyramid.
Christmas morning dawns a bit fuzzy; I think there was something on my phone camera lens.
OMG! It’s happening!
Stocking stuffs on point.
Santa was good to us. <3
Scully is so over your shit. Watching “How the Ghosts Stole Christmas”.
Warm scarf love from hubby.
Workin’ on her LEGOs in her new Christmas jammies.
Adorable Polaroid Cube+ from my brother and sister!
Workin’ on the Grand Hotel.
Gwen got this handmade tulle skirt, and well…
…yeah. We’re goofy.
Cube+ shot from the hip family portraits over Christmas dinner.
Ahh, classic. Merry Christmas!
For those counting, this is my third trip to the most beautiful state in the country. But as lovely as it is, this was a work trip; there was only one dip in the pool, one brief trip to the beach, and a tiny bit of sightseeing. The rest of the time I was head-down with my group, learning the ins and outs of Gutenberg and working on a new theme.
This is what I left behind, for your reference.
I found a KP at SFO!
The view’s alright.
Someone was interested in the remote work lifestyle.
Early morning walk, cute flower.
So many delicious breakfasts.
No filter necessary.
Sunset game on point.
Thai beef salad at TK Noodle House.
Team bonding over Thai.
Delicious plum liquor.
When life gives you ugly lemons, give them away.
Farmer’s market papaya
Obligatory beach selfie.
Theam in the water.
The life, I am living it.
Dipping the toes in.
Partial Theam portrait by Jeff.
A day out at the markets. (Photo by Jeff)
Cheers! (Photo by Jeff)
Dinner under a canopy of flowers.
Richard’s amazing Banyan tree
Time to say goodbye.
Hot tub Theam machine. (Photo by Allan)
The view and the company made up for the lack of time spent in the wild, though. I don’t use the word lightly when I say I’m blessed to have these opportunities. Thanks for a memorable week, Hawaii!
I’ve reached a new stage of adulthood where I no longer have anxiety dreams about missing class or forgetting my homework; instead, I have anxiety dreams about missing flights and botched home renovation projects.