Every year, Kenny has a holiday party where he prepares massive amounts of magnificent crab & string french fries, throws down the brown parchment paper & crab crackers, and let's everyone act like savages and gorge themselves with buttery fingers! The house is filled to the brim with merry souls, drinking and sharing stories from their day, week, and year. It's one of my favorite nights of the year, going to the wee hours with a secret santa gift exchange that always ends with tears, mostly from laughter, but sometimes the from sweet sentiment between friends.
This year, Kenny's crabs were shared in a more intimate setting. There were just six of us, plus Elliot makes seven. Kenny and Joe's beautiful son made the rounds with all of us, showing off his cuter than sin smile, running around with his Santa hat to greet guests, and making sure we knew he loves attention in whatever way, shape, or form we could give. This sweet moment on the couch with Tall Paul was taken just before we carried him up to sleep, and then sat down for our own sweet moments looking at the people we love across the table and toasting to the new year ahead.