November 27, 2008

The Best Thanksgiving in 27 Years!

The "grown up" table

This Thanksgiving ranks as the best on in the last 27 years. Why was it so special you ask? Well, that's easy enough to answer.

You see, for the first time since 1982 both of my brothers, my mom and I were all together to celebrate this day of Thanksgiving. This hasn't occurred since I was 11 years old. So you can imagine what a special treat it was to have our whole family together.

My oldest brother left for the U.S. Air Force in August 1982. This past June he retired and decided to move he and his family back "home." He bought the house right next to my mom's. She was elated. We were happy that he was going to be a visible part of our family again.

Now it's not like we never saw him for those 27 years, we did. He came "home" for my wedding, for a Christmas or two and for a couple of weeks almost every summer. But, never for Thanksgiving.

My mom was especially happy to have all of her children at "home" at once. She, my two sisters-in-law and myself shared the cooking duty which made my mom even more happy. We had such a great time gathered around my mom's dining room table. We had much to be thankful for. We're all looking forward to many more years of holidays shared.

The "cousin table"
{They had never shared a T'giving dinner before}

You can click on each picture to enlarge them if you'd like. Pictured in the top picture starting on the left and going around the table is: me, Darrin, Lisa (sis-in-law), Rodney (middle child seeking attention), Jim (trying to hide), Dawn (sis-in-law), mom and step dad.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, that is a special Thanksgiving. So glad your family could be together.
    Your blog looks so pretty!


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