Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Conversation from yesterday afternoon:

Anna: We're going to buy a turkey!

Kaitlyn: And then we're going to kill it!

Oh, the brutality of a holiday centering around the eating of meat. :)

(And just to clarify, we buy our turkey from the grocery store, so we don't have to do the dirty work ourselves. )

Today we're hanging out here at home, watching the various parades and football games, and I will be making my very first Thanksgiving turkey with all the trimmings. I tried to convince Kevin that we should take a trip somewhere fun with his time off, but he seemed less than enthused with that plan. :) THEN I thought we'd thumb our noses at tradition and get Chinese takeout or something, but when my son Yosef eagerly asked two nights ago, "Mom, are we getting a turkey?" on earth could I say no?!

So yesterday I took the kids to the grocery store where we (and everyone else in Denver) bought our groceries. The kids were SO EXCITED, and announced to every other store customer that we were buying a turkey. It was hilarious. Now, I don't know how the turkey will turn out, but I figure my 5 year olds and 2 year old won't be too picky. :) And Kevin will have his candied yams, so he should be happy too.

I'm most thankful this year for our little family and especially for sweet Mary Lucille. I also find myself thankful for the place where we live and the dear friends God has brought into our lives here, as well as for long-time friends that we miss. I'm thankful for community, and that thanks to the internet I'm able to share in the lives of friends scattered all over the world. Thank you for reading and wanting to share in mine.

And now I'm off to play a game with Kevin (and try not to think about having to stick my hand inside a dead bird and pull its guts out later). HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!


Renee said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Joanie said...

How did it go?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Jeannett Gibson said...

We miss you guys! Hope you had a great meal!


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