In case you aren't counting along at home, this is the 13th installment of our Gravois holiday greeting. The tl;dr is that we're (mostly) unpacked in San Juan Capistrano and settling in just fine.
The older I get the more difficult it becomes to pass off anything resembling a nugget of wisdom that isn't an immediately recognizable platitude or cliche. I haven't suddenly become unoriginal, I'd wager I'm just figuring out later than most that my elders pretty well covered the bases.
This year I clocked the usual number of hours fighting with computers to pay the bills. We spent plenty of time exploring outside too though. I threw the ball to the dog a few thousand times and pedaled over to the playground to dig in the sand. Zu and I even took a couple train rides just for the hell of it.
Left to my own designs, I'd probably still be toiling away trying to perfect the same loaf of bread I started with. Luckily I have Kacie to remind me to branch out a little.
My pizzas aren't great yet, but they're getting better.
- John, Kacie and Zuzu