For the first time since I can remember, we had a big gathering of my Mom’s side of the family. Lena & Kyle hosted in their wonderful home in Portland just a few days after Xmas and just in time to erase the winter dreariness.
The big news of the day is that Jeff and Kathy (who is wonderful) are going to have their wedding at Aunt Nett & Uncle Steave’s in the San Juans. I was planning to be very cool and understanding if they had decided to play it low key and elope to Las Vegas so I you can imagine how uncool and totally excited I was as this announcement.
Even cousin Jake was here from grad school in Sweden (for those of you who have asked who he is, here is his face to go with his comments)
(two 90% percentile heads meet at last)
And at the end of the evening we exchanged gifts in a way where we could steal them from each other. I got a lavender linen spray so feel quite chuffed about the whole thing. (chuffed = smuggly happy)