Friday, November 26, 2010

The Thanking Day

Our Thanksgiving day was simple and fun. We had friends over for dinner, we did a lot of talking and laughing, we went and did a little visiting of other friends, we watched a little LOST, and of course we ate all the good food.  My overnight turkey worked out great and today I've got the leftovers bubbling away on their way to being Sunday night's Turkey soup.  Yum.

In the evening, after my heroic husband and our pal Skip cleared the table and did the dishes, we skyped first with my mom and dad. They hosted for Thanksgiving dinner so I got to see my sister, brother-in-law, niece, nephew, two of my aunts and my grandmother through the electronic eye of the computer. That was fun. I do love it when technology earns its keep and is the bringer of such joy. After that, we skyped with my kids in Colorado. Apparently, they had a pretty hairy trip along the stormy roads from Utah but I'm glad they were able to get there safely to be with some extended family. Thank you to Aaron and Amy for hosting 4 people for the weekend.  So, we got to see my Ashlyn, Jeff, Johnathan and Sam of course, but also my brother, sister-in-law and two more nephews on the magical screen as well.  One particularly memorable moment for me is captured in this fuzzy screen shot of our skype call that shows my three oldest sons all together. It's the first time I've seen them together in over 2 years.  I really loved that.  A sight for a mom to treasure.

2 comments:

  1. What a fun dinner for you! It's so nice we have our ward family to spend holidays with when our own families are so far away. What nice hubbies you have to clean up!
    Your little boys are adorable :)

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  2. Hey, I thought that armoire looked familiar! We were very glad to have the boys and Ashlyn for thanksgiving - it was a lot of fun. That they made it safely to and from our home might be largely attributable to the prayers of a certain 5 year old. . . :)

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