With thoughts going back to holiday seasons with my sweet wife, we kept things very simple and low key this year. For our Thanksgiving we had the traditional Mexican food provided by our first rate cook Rebecca. There were just the four of us present... Arnie, Rebecca, Allison and myself. Chris couldn't manage a flight in until the following day.
Unfortunately, Chris caught a bug flying in and spent some time in bed. Once he felt a little better, I drug him out on a hike. His brother has business in Chicago, so he wasn't even around to hook up with us.
After Christophers departure, Jennifer flew in for my birthday and also attended to some business while in town. The weather was unseasonably warm during her stay here and we had the opportunity to brunch outdoors with Draco in attendance, followed by a hike at the River's Edge Park.
Jennifer also arranged for a birthday dinner at my favorite Mexican restaurant with Arnie and Rebecca and some close friends.
As with most of our activities there is always a notable void... the absence of our wife, mother and friend. We miss her so.