Sunday, November 20, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Hello! It's been a while.

Well, it's the first official week of the holiday season, and that means overeating and overindulging, right? Wrong.
I absolutely adore coming around the table with family and friends and enjoying a tasty meal and each others' company. Matt & I are hosting Thanksgiving this year, with some of my family hitting the road and moving across the country (Be careful, guys!). That said, Turkey Day will be a little smaller this year, with just five of us. Of course, we will be cooking for 15 because that's how we roll (and we tend to give a lot away). The menu is shaping up, and here's the draft:

Okay, I can't help but laugh at the overabundance of food for 5 people. But it will be fun...and we will have lots of leftovers to eat while packing!

This Thanksgiving is more special than others for several reasons. One, it will be two years ago to the day on Thursday when my grandmother passed away. We still miss her terribly, but I think she would be proud of our family and how we are trying to pick things up without her. Two, this is Matt and my last month in Waco. What an adventure these last 3 1/2 years have been! We have learned so much and gotten so much closer in this time. We look back at fondness on these last few years, although they've been challenging, and we're excited to move to Dallas for a bit, and then on to who knows what?

As you go through your week, take time out to remember your many blessings and really ponder the wonder of life and breathing in and out. Life can be really difficult, and we have made it one more year. Blessings to you and yours.


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