It felt strange to be flying solo, but it's hard to get too lonely when there are five members of our own family around (three of whom are very loud). Plus the family of Elliot's friend Irene came over, so we had a full house.
One thing about striking out on your own: You get to create your own Thanksgiving traditions. Kelly pasted a tree on the wall and everyone filled it with leaves showing things we were thankful for. (The leaves were created by making cutouts of our hands on construction paper.)
You can tell we just had a hurricane because one of the leaves says "electricity."