Congratulations Dan and Vana! A beautiful night for beautiful people. It was truly a night of thanksgiving. A feast for kings. You would be shocked to know I didn’t take pictures of my food, although it was too good for words. Turkey, lamb, squash and corn-taters. Yum yum!! Beautifully decorated too. Vana had sown little squares together to make garland, and panted really rad geometric and graphic patterns to plywood for their backdrop.
I was telling my mom that it’s way more fun to go to family events as a adult. Not only can we drink lots of wine now, but we actually talk!! And I like these people. As kids we were so spread out by age or location that we had little to talk about. But now we are significantly less awkward and we know how communicate beyond our internal family shananagins. I’m glad we got to spend the evening together, welcoming another one to the clan.
PS- check out The Colony. It was a really sweet, very “Portland” venue.