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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun

We've been pretty busy this week. The whole family is on the road for Kevin's interview. Since the company pays for hotel and food and even gas for TWO nights, we took it as an opportunity to get out of town! Even if staying in one hotel room is more complicated, we appreciate the change and helping time pass. Still no results on the POSS test. Maybe tomorrow? Sounds like a phrase we've been saying a lot lately.

Anyway, thought I'd share about this year's Thanksgiving. Thursday my brother Paul and his fiance Holly flew in, and later that day we celebrated Thanksgiving meal at my dad's church. Every year my parent's host a Thanksgiving meal (pot luck style) for church members who don't really have family around or who just choose to spend the holiday with church family. We hung out with family on Friday and then Friday night was a small-town Christmas festival--small group of brass carols, the lighting of Main Street lights, fireworks, and pie. There's a farm in town that always sets up a HUGE display of lights, so took Paul and Holly with us to see them. Then Saturday we had our own family Thanksgiving--full with turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, broccoli casserole, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin pie, and pecan pie! Needless to say, we were stuffed! Since we've always had Thanksgiving at the church and we don't really have other family around, we haven't had a family Thanksgiving in a LONG time. But now that the family is expanding, it was special to have that time as a family again!

This was the first time I had ever gotten to meet Holly! I was so excited and it had spread to Eli too, because all week long he kept saying "Holly soon!" It was so sweet, considering he didn't know her yet. =) Holly is very sweet and fun, and she already fits right in with our family, making me even more excited for their Colorado wedding in February! It was special for her to meet Kevin and the kids too. We've become great friends through email the last few months so it was neat to finally make it more real!

Oh and Kevin's family was off on a vacation this week in Arizona, otherwise of course we would have celebrated Thanksgiving with them too. This year was too crazy for Kevin to go with them, but maybe next year...

All in all it was a fabulous Thanksgiving! Pictures to come soon!

1 comment:

Holly said...

Awwww!! I LOVE YOU TOO!! I truly, really, completely, "dug" my time out there with the both the Brown Clan and the Groth Clan - it was awesome adn I'm certianly looking forward to more holidays together!! And of course, starting with the celebration happening in 87 days!!! WOO HOO!!!!