Tha’ Givin’

Hey there!

So there was definitely a Thanksgiving that just went by. I should also apologize for not getting around to a post last week, but we were doing the family holiday thing.

We’ve been bouncing around a few different places lately, not the least of which has been the Braman Brewery just down the road from our house. And I gotta be honest, we’d avoided this place since their opening in April…well, for a couple of reasons.

The first is that they totally ignored my repeated calls when I wanted to have my brother-in-law’s bachelor party there.

And the second is that it looks like a giant aluminum shed…

so we figured it would be like a big fermenty sauna in there during the summer months.

Imagine our surprise when we strolled into that little door on the left and saw this…

It’s beautiful inside. And air-conditioned to boot!

They’re also pretty kid-friendly, pending you’re there before 6pm, and Daph had an awesome time running around…

And the beer was…pretty good. Actually, the Oktoberfest was great. The other one I tried (Secession) was a bit bland.

Anyway, it’s a great place. So great, in fact, that we’ve already been back once more on Black Friday.  But I’m getting ahead of myself…

Turkey Day!

It was awesome to have a lot of the family together for a little while. And it seemed like everyone had a good time. The bird itself wasn’t too bad either…

Behold, Torquemada el Pavo!

And Daphne looked adorable in her little pioneer girl Thanksgiving attire…

Although that alphabet game she’s playing with there eventually became, for reasons unknown, a little upsetting…

Fortunately, for I am both a clever and silly daddy (not necessarily in that order), The Great Thanksgiving Alphabet Crisis of 2017 was quickly averted.

A good day. And we’ve already begun to dip into the Christmas spirits…  But, that’s a post for another time.


There’s one last thing I’d like to mention. The holidays can be a difficult and lonely time for any of us. But there is always an answer.
Always an out.
Always hope.
And if you ever feel like those three things aren’t there, there is help. And there is no shame in asking for it.
800.273.TALK is the suicide help lifeline.
Or hey, just reach out to me… We’ll find them together.

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