Thankserkeley 2016!

Brett and I have officially hosted our first major holiday!  This year we decided to stay in Berkeley for Thanksgiving and Brett’s family (sister (Kristin), brother-in-law (Dan), their 8-month-old (Dustin), and his mother (Patti)) joined us.  They rented a house nearby, since our little Submarine apartment isn’t quite large enough to accommodate a visiting family, and together we spent several days over the Thanksgiving 2016 holiday.

I planned out the menu ahead of time and Brett and I spent time brainstorming potential activities for everyone to enjoy.  For Thanksgiving dinner we enjoyed creamed corn, garlic mashed potatoes, turkey, green beans, dinner rolls, salad, apple pie, pumpkin pie, and whipped cream.  All homemade, made from scratch and love.

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We also enjoyed playing, dancing, and making funny noises and faces with Dustin!  We are officially Uncle Brett and Auntie Mal and I’m looking forward to being the coolest Aunt and Uncle around!  😉


Besides eating we also had fun showing Brett’s family our new(ish) home.  We spent some time in San Francisco and in East Bay, checking out some new sites along the way!

P.S.  We’re back on the blog!  Look forward to some flashback posts featuring events from our first year in California, and more!