We came home from our tropical paradise, to find bananas blooming in our own backyard – a fine welcome back! Littlest Dude renewed his love affair with Minecraft, the Teen had his first debate tournament of the season, fall colors came, Littlest Dude had praxis at school, weather happened, I designed canvas galleries (so fun), Big Dude got some gift shopping accomplished, and we had a “work date” at Sbux while the kiddos had class…
I cooked Thanksgiving this year (starting a few days early). I went to the beach and saw a resort’s installation of a 60’ tree. [oops. ignore that double-posted pic. I’m too lazy to fix it.] Now we have two Teens at Chez Keller – we celebrated with a canyon hike. We brought some table décor home with us. My parents joined us for turkey and my mom did dishes (woohoo!).
Rain came. The original Teen had a birthday. I made his requested homemade cinnamon rolls AND we went to his favorite breakfast joint to celebrate. Big Dude and I had a date night. More rain came and Dog Dude cowered inside, asserting that he need never go out ever again. I completed my Christmas card task (double woohoo). Littlest Dude played a fine, funny Sophocles in his school production. And the Teen had a group of buddies over for a game of ultimate frisbee (the rain came, too).
I still have hundreds of Kauai pictures (dare I admit?: I took 2000 pics. I know, crazy. I couldn't help myself. Beauty kept happening.) to work my way through. I’m sure I’ll be peppering December with various island adventures.