Thursday, November 22, 2012


We have much to be thankful for this year. And on this particular day, I'm thankful that Thanksgiving festivities went better than last year. Leah didn't have 15 seizures, just two (and no bonked heads). The turkey didn't take 2.5 hours longer to cook than planned, just 25 minutes. Ryan's torn meniscus made him miss the annual football game, but he was able to clean up a kitchen-wide gravy explosion, so at least he had that going for him.

After our turkey trot that morning, we had some Tuck friends over to see how to prepare a Thanksgiving turkey. They are from China and were so interested in learning. I'm not sure I'm the best person to be giving this kind of demonstration, but I tried my hardest! 

As the turkey cooked, we prepared a few other dishes, went on a family walk and relaxed. That afternoon, we gathered at the community center with a number of our good friends to enjoy our feast and each others' company. Everyone's dishes were divine and we stuffed ourselves full. 

Kate even got the memo that it was Thanksgiving and pounded twice as much as she normally does. Nice work, Kate. 

We are so grateful to be surrounded by so many close friends at this time of year when we are unable to be with family. Happy Thanksgiving!!

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