Happy 80th Birthday Grandma! Tonight my family celebrated my grandmother's 80th birthday in Belmont at Vivace. We had an elegant banquet room all to ourselves.
Dan was so kind to take this picture of our large family in our own banquet room.
Kelly and I went to Rockaway Beach after I got off work. It has been so beautiful here these past few days. I love this photo of her running to grab her body board. I can't help but think of the Postal Service's song Sleeping In that has the lyric "...now we can swim any day in November."
I was invited to Dan's Aunt's house (Teri), in Livermore, to celebrate Thanksgiving with their family. I hadn't seen them in over a year and a half so I jumped at the chance. His cousin Dawn moved with her family to Yuma, Arizona so it was quite a treat to see them. She brought her Scrabble board so I played two rounds with her and Dan's father Tim. They beat me by a ton and a half both times but I had fun and I think I am getting better! I pulled almost every tile worth 3 or more points in this game!
Here is Dan with his cousin Kevin. Its so freaky how much they look a like. They have the same crazy eyebrows and mouth. They even have the tall stature and same shaped fingers and toes! Kevin (right) is 11 months older than Dan.
Dan's step mom Vicky took this picture of Dan and I. Every time she takes pictures of us (not often) I really like how they turn out. Of course Dan was being silly without me realizing it.
After dinner we were playing games and I looked over and saw Teri's cat Sami playing Chinese checkers with Nate and Yolanda. Isn't that adorable? I'm not a huge fan of pet photos but when you add people to the equation then they are slightly less cliche. Hope everyone had a great holiday!