Pictures from recently. I’ve been terrible at posting lately, so no words, just pictures.
I spent last weekend in Jefferson City, MO with a whole bunch of my relatives; some of them I knew immediately, whilst others required a 30 minute conversation (including at least one visit to wikipedia) to determine how exactly we are related and what such a relation is properly called. Turns out, I do indeed have a second cousin once-removed, and her name is Lily. She’s probably the coolest 11 year old I know.
It was a grand weekend, full of all the traditional activities that all normal families do when they congregate – lots of eating, story telling, game playing, an excursion to the testicle festival and chatting about life.
Again I am spending the weekend mooching off the hospitality of Kyle and Chinh in DC. As we were shopping for our dinner, we happened upon the giant inedible-looking leaf section of the produce aisle and purchased some aloe vera leaf. After a bit of hunting around online, we found this recipe and decided to test it out (sort of). Rather than putting it over yogurt, we made it into the safer, more mistake tolerant smoothie form. Here is the result:
And the end result? Far more delicious than it could have been.
I’m proud to report that I have survived my first Apple Blossom experience. After all the hype, all the excitement, all the planning, Apple Blossom 2011 has come and gone. Fortunately, for you poor saps who missed it, Kyle, Chinh (with the new addition to their family) and I were there to capture its essence for you.
Part 1: Parades