we spent Thanksgiving week with my family in Northern California. it was such a nice trip! the weather was fantastic and I got to spend lots of quality time with family and friends who I don't get to see nearly enough of. I got to spend my nephew Dash's third birthday with him and take him to a children's museum one day, so I got some much needed nephew time. we always spend Thanksgiving at my Aunt Meg and Uncle Don's house. a lot of people attend (seriously a lot. like 40+!) and a tons of preparation goes into the day. they live up in the hills close to Berkeley, so the view from their porch is pretty unbelievable. I think I appreciate it more every year, especially after living in New York, where the view from my window is another apartment building. we ate a lot, played a lot, and collectively only had one case of food poisoning the whole time! overall, successful week.