These are some snaps from last week when my sister and her fam were in town for xmas. We palled around together for the whole week. The kids in the photos are my nieces.
My sis took this one of me and my niece–
^–My brother and Wally.
I almost didn’t make it out west for Thanksgiving this year. Airfare was a bit outrageous when I first started looking in August. Thanks to Kayak’s price alerts, I was able to snatch up a relatively last minute flight for a decent price. I think that Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Interestingly enough, I heard several of my friends echo this sentiment during the weeks leading up to the holiday this year. Various reasons were given.. because it is non-religious, because it is during the fall, etc.. I’m not really sure why I like it so much. I had a really good one this year. I was able to see my parents as well as each of my siblings. I was also able to meet my newest niece. There are few things that are as satisfying as spending time with my peoples.
^—Newest Niece having granny time with Ma B.
I made it back to Salt Lake over the holiday. The last couple of times that I have visited family there, I made it a point to drag along the Polaroid Landcamera 230. I found a place locally that sells Fuji FP3000B, so that I don’t have to worry about the x-ray machine fogging up my film at the airport. The snap above is one of my favorites from the latest excursion out west. It is a my most recent nephew sitting on my old man’s lap at a college football game.
Over the weekend, while some of us were struggling through 10ks, My BIL Jessie was whooping some a#$ in a half-marathon. Homeboy took 2nd place in weather that most people would not have gotten out of bed for. Alaska: the land of Seward’s folley, and pure badassery. Congratulations, Jessie!
[Photo: Sarah McCarron (I feel like this should be a Nike promo poster, BTW)]