Purinton Thanksgiving, 2016
This is the first holiday in many many years that nearly my entire family has gathered together as one. Five siblings and their partners, 11 grandchildren, and my mother all together at my sister’s farm. I am so thankful for all of these individuals. We are a loud bunch, to be sure, but also such a kindred group of people. We all share a commitment to good food, gentle parenting, and kind words. And the children are all so loving, smart, and beautiful. Such a nice time we’ve had over the past week visiting at different houses, preparing food, hiking, birthday celebrating, running, playing cards, eating, eating, eating, and just plain fun. I love you guys.